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Echo Sonographer- PRN

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

This job 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.

Education

Required - High School diploma or equivalent

Work Experience

Required – None

Preferred – 1 year 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)

  • 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 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.).
  • General knowledge of cardiac anatomy, Doppler physics, and the hemodynamics of blood flow in relation to the various disease states.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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 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.

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.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, Baton Rouge , Echo Sonographer- PRN, Other , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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