PURPOSE OF CLASS:
At the UCHC, Storrs Health Center, this class is accountable for independently performing cardiac and vascular ultrasound screenings.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of ultrasound physics and instrumentation, procedures, advanced cardiac and vascular screening techniques; knowledge of cardiovascular and venous diseases and therapeutic measures, cardiac and vascular patient management; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to operate advanced echocardiographic/vascular equipment and produce complex echocardiographic recordings; ability to keep records and prepare reports; ability to understand and carry out technical instructions.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Two (2) years cardiac sonography plus two (2) years vascular sonography experience in an acute care setting and credentialed as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) and Vascular Technologist (RVT) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) and Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), or American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) equivalents.
Associate Degree or higher in Cardiac Technology or vascular technology may be substituted for two (2) years of the general experience. Experience must be in the alternate specialty to the degree.
May be required to lift/adjust patients and equipment; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and uncooperative abusive patients; significant amount of bending, stretching, reaching and repetitive motion.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Performs cardiac ultrasound/screenings including, two-dimensional , M-mode echocardiography, Doppler, stress echos, holter monitors, etc.; performs advance techniques including, ultrasound contrast studies, transesophageal echocardiography, harmonic imaging etc.; interpret scans and ensures they provide physician with required information; provides accurate documentation of measurements and calculations; performs other non-invasive modalities as required; participates in the performance of invasive procedures (intraoperative or echo-guided interventions). Performs patient assessment, evaluates and analyzes the hemodynamics of peripheral and abdominal blood vessels; performs advanced techniques, including transcranial Doppler and flow velocities, etc.; orders/stocks supplies relevant to procedures; participates in orientation and training of new employees, provides technical assistance to health care professionals and medical students; maintains instruments and equipment; performs related duties as required.
SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, flexible hours
FULL TIME MINIMUM EQUIVALENT ANNUAL SALARY: $65,770
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