CARDIAC SONOGRAPHER
The University of Kansas Hospital - Kansas

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We currently have an opening for a cardiac sonographer.

Responsibilities:

*Perform routine and complex echocardiograms, including stress treadmill echocardiograms, TEE and pharmacological stress echo.
*Obtain appropriate clinical history in order to adapt the imaging techniques accordingly.
*Interact and communicate with patients, explaining the procedure, reassuring them and eliciting their cooperation as needed.
*Record complete physiologic ultrasound exam.
*Enter echocardiographic information into the EMR.
*Perform bedside echocardiograms as described in #1, often in critical care areas.
*Participate in the On-call rotation for performance of emergent off-hour echo procedures.

Requirements:
*High school diploma required; higher education in diagnostic medical sonography with specialization in echocardiography preferred.
*Graduate of a CAHEA approved program preferred.
*ARDMS or CCI credential required within 3 months of employment.
* BCLS, and RDCS or RCS in Adult Echocardiography required

Experience Requirements: The cardiac sonographer is required to have a thorough, detailed understanding of cardiac and thoracic anatomy, physiology, hemodynamics, embryology, tomographic anatomy, and pathophysiology. This knowledge base is a prerequisite to the understanding of echocardiographic data and quantification of derived parameters. The cardiac sonographer must be able to recognize abnormalities, form a preliminary set of differential diagnoses, and extend the scope of the examination to explore these possible pathologies. The cardiac sonographer must possess sophisticated cognitive skills and be proficient in the use of sonographic techniques in order to produce accurate and appropriate anatomic and physiologic information for the physician to review for diagnostic interpretation.

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