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Company: Mercy Cedar Rapids
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Earn up to a $20,000 Sign On Bonus!     This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing cardiac ultrasound and other non-invasive cardiac procedures of a professional level on all patient populations serviced by the Hospital.

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Job Duties/Essential Functions
  • Job Duties
    • Performs complete study including M MODE, REAL TIME, COLOR FLOW MAPPING and DOPPLER.
    • Interprets all techniques giving internal dimensions, wall motion and flow pattern analysis
    • Participates in reading with physician and contributes professional knowledge to final diagnostic impression or report.
    • Maintains all records and quality reports to Intersocietal Commission of Accreditation for Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) standards.
    • Provides high quality cardiac sonograms on a consistent basis according to department policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrates competency on all Echo equipment and workstations.
    • Performs proper computer skills to include all appropriate edits, status change and other processes necessary for test interpretation and patient changes.
    • Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome.
    • Troubleshoots reporting issues on Phillips workstation as necessary.
    • Reviews each examination for technical accuracy, presenting complete information to appropriate health care provider and communicating pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of the patient after the procedure.
    • Assist physician in necessary procedures involving cardiac studies and ultrasound guidance.
    • Organizes ICAEL meetings and education as applicable.
    • Meets with medical director on regular basis as applicable.
    • Demonstrates competency and proficiency with cardiac stress testing, all forms of EKG's, holter monitoring, event monitoring as applicable.
    • Fulfills call expectations per departmental requests.
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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated competency in the use of verbal and written medical terminology, echocardiography machine and associated modes, transducers, and computer.
Professional Experience
  • Ability to demonstrate competency in cardiovascular echocardiography preferred.
  • Must be able to recognize abnormal structure and be able to correlate this information into a useful study.
  • Must be able to deviate from normal techniques, when necessary; to develop new techniques.
  • Must be able to utilize ancillary devices, i.e., selected transducer
  • Must be adaptable to change and willing to share ideas for improvement.
Education
  • Prefer (2) two years allied health program or two (2) years of college with biological sciences.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support, (BLS) in accordance with the American Heart Association guidelines required.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training prior to start or transfer date.

Candidate must have 1 and 2 OR 1 and 3:

    1. Cardiac Sonographer (candidate can have either a or b)

         a. ARDMS

               i. RDCS = Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer

         b. CCI

               i.  RCS = Registered Cardiac Sonographer

    2. Vascular (candidate can have either a or b)

         a. ARDMS

              i. RVT = Registered Vascular Tech

         b. CCI

              i. Registered Vascular Sonographer

    3. Pediatric

         a. ARDMS

              i. PE = Pediatric Echocardiographer


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