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Job ID: 968287
Facility: ECU Health Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
Shift: Not Applicable
Date Posted: Jan 8, 2024
About ECU Health Medical Center
ECU Health Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the 974-bed flagship hospital for ECU Health and serves as the primary teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health Medical Center has achieved Magnet® designation twice and provides acute and intermediate care, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people.
A Cardiac Sonographer/Echocardiographer is a credentialed medical professional with academic and clinical experience to use imaging technology to help physicians diagnose heart problems in patients. They operate ultrasound equipment that provides moving 2-D or 3-D images of the heart and its chambers. The scope of practice includes those procedures, acts and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education, clinical experience and completed ARDMS- RDCS and/or RVT or CCI- RCS registration, which is the standard of practice in Ultrasound.
Performs echocardiograms. Adult and pediatric (as applicable), outpatient and inpatient that include 2-D, 3-D, limited, extensive, tranesophageal, bubble studies and Doppler studies.
Obtain physician orders prior to performing study.
Perform echo in lab, OR or bedside. Appropriate imaging must be obtained by the sonographer in order to facilitate the physician in making accurate diagnosis.
Documentation completed (including a preliminary report, charges and images made available for physician interpretation).
Obtain physician orders and verify consent has been obtained.
Records baseline EKG's and enters appropriate patient information into computer.
Assists physician with stress test.
Acquires appropriate documentation and images.
Performs holter monitor application and scanning analysis (as applicable).
Schedules patient and obtains physician's orders.
Explains procedure, prepares patient by placing leads, electrodes and monitor on patient.
Instructs patient on use of the holter.
Documents appropriate information in appropriate location.
Performs holter scanning procedures and creates preliminary report for physician interpretation.
Maintains equipment in working order, including appropriate cleaning and troubleshooting.
Cleans equipment per protocol between cases.
Notifies appropriate service representative for equipment malfunctions after attempts at troubleshooting are exhausted. Notifies supervisor of any safety issues or inspection that are needed.
Assures adequate supply of linen, procedure supplies including: gels, electrodes, needles, syringes, printer paper, etc., and pharmacy supplies.
Serves as preceptor to diagnostic medical sonography students and maintains communication with Pitt Community College instructors.
Assists with clinical instruction of sonography students during their clinical rotations.
May serve on advisory committee at Pitt Community College Medical Sonography Program.
Assists Pitt Community College staff with scheduling of medical sonography students.
Performs other duties as assigned, i.e., completing patient charges, participating in quality monitoring activities for the lab, scheduling patients, collecting data, etc.
May serve as quality improvement unit representative.
High school or higher (or equivalent)
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Current ARDMS (RDCS or RVT) or CCI (RSC) registration/certification
8 years of experience as Cardiac and/or Vascular Sonographer
It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.
Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.
We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.