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.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's
Required - High school diploma or equivalent.
Required – None.
Preferred – 1 year of 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
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
General knowledge of cardiac anatomy, Doppler physics, and the
hemodynamics of blood flow in relation to the various disease
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
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
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.).
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.
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.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
The employer maintains and complies with its Compliance &
Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate
reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable
behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy,
and/or other compliance-related concerns.
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 demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently,
and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Heavy
Work. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more
of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in
excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted
may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work:
(1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree;
or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails
pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the
job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the
constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight
of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and
strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an
industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker
even though the amount of force exerted is
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area
where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works
with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may
be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.
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.