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Echo Sonographer - Ochsner Baptist - Days

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: October 14, 2021

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.

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 discretion.

Education

Required - High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

Required – None.

Preferred – 1 year of experience in cardiac ultrasound.

Certifications

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 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 Duties

  • 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 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.

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 status.

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 essential functions.

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 negligible.  

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

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.

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