Demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to NorthCrest’s values and commitment to the Code of Conduct.
Follows quality assurance guidelines and maintains patient confidentiality adhering to all HIPAA privacy regulation in accordance with hospital’s policies and procedures.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; such as administering first aid and using the emergency cart.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Cooperates with all facility healthcare professionals and complies with facility policies/procedures, including all safety policies and regulations.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Maintains patient care, comfort and safety during transport to and from the exam room and during the exam.
Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering any/all questions about any aspect of their care.
Maintains production and quality of exams; documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems.
Perform all requested examinations as ordered by the attending physician; including echocardiography, holter monitoring, tilt table, physiocart, and cardiac stress testing.
Prepares patient for procedure by positioning patient.
Provide images to the facility in the desired site format.
Prepares patients by positioning patient; spreading gels; attaching electrodes to chest and equipment; adjusting equipment controls; verifying wave signals.
Obtains quality images by positioning and repositioning transducer; monitoring display screen; listening to signals; adjusting equipment for beam strength and focus; detecting artifacts that mimic abnormalities; recording images.
Records examination information by printing graphics and data; calculating measurements of heart wall, chamber size, and blood flow direction and velocity; comparing measurements to norms.
All other duties as assigned
Current CRT/RRT License or Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RCS)
Current BLS certification (or obtain prior to completion of orientation)
Certification in Adult Echo
Up to 1 year experience
Computer and typing skills