Performs high quality diagnostic cardiac and echocardiography
procedures. Maintains accurate documentation of results and reports
to physicians as directed.
1. Performs various diagnostic cardiology and echocardiography
exams including but not limited to:
a. Cardiac Imaging
ii. Exercise stress echo
iii. Chemical stress echo
iv. Transesophageal echo
b. Noninvasive Cardiac Testing
i. Electrocardiograms (ECG)
ii. Holter/Event monitor applications
iii. Non-imaging stress testing
2. Corroborates clinical history and assesses patient for
appropriateness of ordered procedure.
3. Provides patient education, applies patient relations skills and
maintain confidentiality of patients and customers in a safe and
4. Assumes responsibility for assigned area, reporting equipment
malfunctions and procedure difficulties.
5. Is responsible for completing quarterly mandatory education
6. Assumes responsibility for personal and professional development
through participation in department meetings, in-service programs,
and continuing education programs.
7. Performs value-added activities that result in positive customer
satisfaction and/or financial performance.
8. Participates in Quality Improvement and Accreditation activities
9. Participates in all safety, security, and infection control
programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided
by the department.
10. When scheduled on-call, must be able to respond within 30
minutes of notification.
11. May require light travel or floating to other CHI Health
facilities and/or outreach sites as needed to provide staffing
support. This applies to all locations.
12. All team members are responsible for maintaining a positive
work environment and participating in departmental
13. Other duties as assigned by department leader.
- Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography
program or equivalent clinical job training
Licenses & Certifications:
- Registered in Adult Cardiac Sonography (RDCS-AE) by the
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
- Graduates of an accredited sonography program who meet criteria
for the registry exam are eligible for hire. An RDCS credential
must be obtained within 12 months of hire date.
- AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
- Effective 01/01/2019, all current associates who hold a CCI or
ARRT ultrasound registry prior to this date will not be required to
obtain an ARDMS registry in their current modality. Any subsequent
registries must be obtained through the ARDMS.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Must be familiar with standard cardiac ultrasound views,
equipment, and controls.
- Knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.
- Knowledge of basic maintenance and upkeep of equipment.
- Ability to effectively communicate with team members, physicians,
patients, hospital staff, and departmental supervisor in a
courteous and professional manner.
- Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and
- Demonstrates personal traits of motivation, quality, teamwork,
professionalism, and integrity. Ability to communicate clearly when
explaining purpose of procedure and assuring patient understanding
- Ability to load ultrasound and other diagnostic gear and operate
vehicle large enough to accommodate equipment.
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