Job Posting: The Cardiac Sonographer will perform complex diagnostic ultrasound and vascular procedures of the cardiovascular and vascular systems for diagnosis and treatment under the general direction of a physician. The sonographer is responsible for ensuring excellence in the delivery of patient care through the proper execution of care standards, physician orders, and advanced imaging skills. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Responsible for performance of all types of cardiac ultrasound examinations: Adult Echocardiography, Stress Echo imaging studies, Pharmacologic Stress Echo imaging studies, Contrast Echo studies, and Vascular studies Explains procedures to patient to obtain cooperation and, when necessary, signed consent and to address any questions that may arise. Applies ECG electrodes to patient's chest ensuring a "readable" positive signal. Monitors, noting ectopy and arrhythmias. Applies and removes holter monitors per physician order. Enters patient information into echo machine and records information digitally and electronically. Follows laboratory protocol and obtains images for comprehensive heart exam. Makes data available to interpreting physician and reviews test results with physician. Ability to perform Venous, Arterial, and Carotid examinations. Performs other duties and assignments as requested by the department supervisor or Cardiologists.
Qualification Requirements/Preferences: Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Graduate from a two (2) year accredited ultrasound or echocardiography school. At least one (1) year of experience as a sonographer. Sonographer must be proficient in stress echocardiography as well as resting studies. Applicant must be Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) and Registered Vascular Technician (RVT) certified. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: RDCS, ARDMS or CCI and RVT certification. CPR certified. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scien...tists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.
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