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Echo Sonographer - PRN

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Kenner
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

This job provides individualized, direct patient care of assigned patients by performing a variety of sonographic procedures and/or tests, not limited to electrocardiograms and associated stress tests, echocardiograms to include 2D/M Mode, Doppler and Color Flow imaging, Exercise Stress Echo and Dobutamine Stress Echo. Compiles history and diagnostic information from the examination, and presenting the preliminary sonographic findings. Provides the highest quality personalized patient care and maintains a positive work relationship with the health care team. EducationRequired - High school diploma or equivalent. Work ExperienceRequired - None.Preferred - 1 year of experience in cardiac ultrasound. CertificationsRequired - Active RDCS registry through ARDMS Credentialing Agency or RCS registry through CCI Credentialing Agency within 6 months of completing the required 12 month clinical experience period.Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association. Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)General knowledge of cardiac anatomy, Doppler physics, and the hemodynamics of blood flow in relation to the various disease states.Ability to preliminarily identify stenosis or occlusion based on nationally published criteria.Ability to assist attending physicians with interventional procedures requiring ultrasonic guidance.Ability to provide care and/or support services in a manner consistent with the patient's age, social, spiritual, and cultural needs and other special consideration.Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based applications.Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information clearly and professionally.Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work efficiently and calmly under pressure.Ability to work with and maintain strict confidentiality.Ability to be self-directed and function without direct supervision.Ability and willingness to have and maintain flexibility in work duties and hours (may require flexible schedule such as nights, evenings, weekends, holidays, extended shifts, etc.). Job DutiesPrepares, instructs, and educates patient on procedures.Performs diagnostic procedures.Documents and keeps records.Prepares work area.Effectively plans, organizes, and displays good judgment and decision making.Maintains professional development and required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training, and credentials.Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.Performs other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time. The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following:-- --- -Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, Kenner , Echo Sonographer - PRN, Healthcare , Kenner, Louisiana

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