Company: Ochsner Health
Posted on: June 3, 2021
provides individualized, direct patient care of assigned patients
by performing a variety of sonographic procedures and/or test; 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.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, compiling 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.
Required - High School diploma or equivalent
Required – None
Preferred – 1 year experience in cardiac ultrasound
Required - Active RDCS registry through ARDMS
Credentialing Agency or RCS registry through CCI Credentialing
Agency within 6 months of completing the required 12 month clinical
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of information.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally.
Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work with and maintain strict confidentiality.
Ability to work efficiently and calmly under pressure.
Ability to work self-directed and to function without direct
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.).
General knowledge of cardiac anatomy, Doppler physics, and the
hemodynamics of blood flow in relation to the various disease
Skills to preliminarily identify stenosis or occlusion based on
nationally published criteria.
Skills 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.
Prepares, instructs, and educates patient on procedures.
Performs diagnostic procedures.
Documents and keeps records.
Prepares work area.
Effectively plans, organizes, and displays good judgment and
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.
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
Physical and Environmental Demands
The 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, Other , Kenner, Louisiana
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