Uses ultrasound and other non-invasive echocardiography testing equipment to produce images of the heart and associated blood vessels. These procedures require specialized knowledge and skills in support of the provision of diagnostic and/or therapeutic services to the pediatric patient population.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
This list may not include all of the duties that may be assigned.
Perform imaging and non-invasive cardiovascular evaluations which may include, Echocardiograms, Holter monitoring, event recorders, electrocardiogram.
Obtain patient history, explains procedures to patient, addresses patients concerns and follows established pre-screening policy and procedure.
Determines appropriate methodology and techniques to use; arranges immobilization and/or support devices for proper patient positioning; selects appropriate imaging device.
Prepares patient for echocardiography procedure, positions patient as appropriate for prescribes procedure and assists patients at completion of procedure.
Provides images data analysis and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation.
Prepares facilities In accordance with procedural requirements; calibrates equipment as required by the institution.
Monitors the patient physical condition during the course of the procedure; report patient change of status or emergency situations to the clinical staff, supervisor and/or cardiologist.
Recognize abnormal rhythms and immediately notifies the physician or appropriate clinical staff.
Maintains accurate patient documentation, including computerized documentation.
Performs general office duties; Maintains supply stock assists administrators in determining quantities for purchase, records procedures codes for billing purposes and scheduling patients.
Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
Troubleshoot equipment and document errors or equipment malfunctions; escalates issues and concerns to Regional Manager and/or Director of Clinical Services and/or Cardiologist.
Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge and permitted by the policies and procedures of Pediatric Associates and other local, state and federal guidelines.
High School Diploma or equivalent. Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Technologist or Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program.
RDMS, RDCS by Cardiovascular Credentialing International, CCI in Pediatric Echocardiography and BLS certification required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to perform necessary vital signs for pediatrics and obtain patient histories. Knowledge of basic medical terminology, and immunization requirements for children. Ability to assess emergency situations and act accordingly. Maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees and the public. Knowledge of medical safety practices and standard s. Ability to plan, prioritize, organize workflow. Ability to communicate clearly. Skill in maintaining department quality assurance. Skill in identifying problems and researching and recommending resolutions. Skill in preparing records, writing reports and responding to correspondence. Active CPR certification required.
Pediatric Cardiac Ultrasound experience - 3 years minimum.
Adhere to all organizational information security policies and protect all sensitive information including but not limited to ePHI and PHI in accordance with organizational policy, Federal, State, and local regulations.