Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer

Duke University Health Systems
Durham, NC
Medical Field: 

Job Title Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer Level 1
Supervisory Responsibility No
General Description of the Job Class

Perform daily clinical operations in the Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory in the Cardiac Diagnostics Imaging Unit including performing Echocardiograms, entering preliminary interpretation, call coverage.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Demonstrates proficiency by performing routine and emergency echocardiograms, including but not limited to 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, Doppler, Transesophageal, and Stress Echocardiogram, as requested by physician and in accordance with standard practices.

Provides echocardiography service at all necessary locations, working variable shifts, weekends, and providing emergent call coverage as scheduled.

Operate equipment necessary to perform all required procedures and to obtain optimal diagnostic recording; utilize ancillary devices such as selected transducers, digital networking system, off-line analysis systems. Maintain equipment in working order, making minor adjustments and repairs. Perform routine cleaning, preventive maintenance, and report any equipment malfunction to echo lab manager.

Analyze patient’s medical record to obtain history of symptoms and necessary information for performance of diagnostic procedures. Prepares preliminary reports for review and interpretation by Cardiologist, including comparison of previous studies.

Participate in quality improvement activities; evaluate procedure results for technical quality and accuracy; maintain appropriate logs, files, and records. Review department performance in relation to established goals, implementing changes to effect outcomes.

Maintain confidentiality of patients, employees and corporation-related activities.

Instruct students, fellows, nurses, or health personnel as requested.

Communicates technical and patient care related information according to established processes and timelines.

Attends Echo Lab Meetings, participates in Echo related conferences through attendance, ensuring continuing education and professional growth.

Cultivates a collaborative and cooperative work environment within DUH.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required Qualifications at this Level
Education: Completion of a two-year Allied Health degree and successful completion of a 12-month CAAHEP approved School of Ultrasound Technology, or Cardiovascular Technology, or equivalent education. Work requires sufficient education/training to acquire American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) certification in cardiac ultrasound, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS).

Experience: None required beyond that described above or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification: ARDMS or CCI Certification in Adult Echocardiography.

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