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Atrium Health Cardiac Sonographer - Atrium Health Union Echocardiography PRN in Monroe, North Carolina

Job Summary Performs cardiac ultrasound studies including 2D, M-Mode, pulsed and color flow, stress echo in a physician office or hospital setting.

Essential Functions

  • Performs diagnostic echocardiograms and stress echo procedures as ordered by physicians.

  • Records quality information while performing echocardiographic imaging and following procedural guidelines and protocols.

  • Explains procedures and possible side effects to the patient or family members.

  • Confirms all physician requests and evaluates patients’ clinical history for proper clinical indicators and possible contraindications for procedure requested.

  • Collaborates with physician to ensure quality patient care.

  • Operates equipment used to perform echocardiograms.

  • Maintains patient medical records.

  • Organizes 3 stages involved in the reporting process: study completion, physician interpretation and final report.

  • Submits final reports to appropriate nursing unit, physician office or medical records as requested.

  • Performs portable diagnostic echocardiograms.

  • Takes call, works weekends and rotates holidays as needed.

Physical Requirements

Involves exposure to infectious/contagious diseases and hazardous materials. Environment is climate controlled. Light to moderate physical requirements with frequent walking, standing, stooping and reaching. Lifting of up to 200 pounds of weight with assistance. Pushing and pulling of up to 450 pounds.

Education, Experience and Certifications

High School Diploma or GED required. Completion of a cardiac ultrasound training program required. Completion of certification or registry in Echocardiography (RDCS) required within 1 year of employment. BLS required.