Cardiac Sonographer Credentialed - Cardiac Services (SOCH)
Sisters Of Charity Hospital - Acute - Buffalo, NY

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Cardiac Sonographer Credentialed –
  • Cardiac Services (SOCH): .

    Performs technically adequate echocardiogram examination, including Doppler and color flow as well as all required measurements. Reviews, completes, and prepares all videotapes and worksheets for interpreting physician. Assesses patient and/or reviews patient charts to obtain appropriate history and diagnostic reasons for the exam.

    REPORTS TO: Site Coordinator, Cardiology Director, Cardiac Services

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    None

    SKILL AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (MINIMUM):

    EDUCATION:

    · AAS degree in Cardiac Sonography required

    · Bachelor degree in Cardiac Sonography preferred

    · Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer - credentialed through the A.R.D.M.S

    EXPERIENCE:

    · Previous Cardiac Sonographer experience with 2000 hours recent clinical cardiac ultrasound

    · Preferred a minimum 1 (one) year experience in Adult Echocardiography

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

    · If no pediatric experience, may be required to learn and adequately perform pediatric/neonatal echo.

    · Work requires precision in recording and preparing data, recognizing that errors may have serious consequences for patients.

    · Must pay strict attention to detail and maintain alertness to detect evidence of irregularities in tracings as well as equipment malfunctions.

    · Must be organized in maintaining workflow.

    · Must possess patience and maturity in dealing with patients and families as well as medical staff and other hospital personnel.

    · Must be able to tolerate highly charged emotional situations, such as when called to a cardiac arrest or when evaluating patients at the end of life .

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    · May be required to be available Sunday-Saturday, 6AM-6PM with varying hours.

    · May be required to take evening, night and weekend/holiday call.

    · May be required to travel to other CHS affiliated locations.

    · Must be able to transport equipment from area to area within the hospital (ED. CCU. ICU, etc.)

    · Must be capable of transporting equipment to the patient bedside. Exposure to infectious disease process.

    ENVIRONMENT:

    · Intermittent exposure to a few unpleasant physical conditions.

    · Frequently required to work in rooms with low-level lighting

    · Subjected to variations in temperature secondary to excess heat generated by ultrasound machines

    · Exposure to patients who may be confused or combative.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT: ACTIVITY & STRENGTH : (LIGHT)

    Low Lift (floor to knuckle): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

    Mid Lift (knuckle to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

    High Lift (shoulder and above): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

    Full Lift (floor to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

    Carry: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

    Push: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

    Pull: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

    Overall Strength Category: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

    Dictionary Of Occupational Titles

    Constant (C) 67-100% Workday

    Frequent (F) 34-66% Workday

    Occasional (O) 0-33% Workday

    Not Present (N)

    Activity - Job Demand

    Walk – Frequent

    Climb Stairs – Occasional

    Stoop – Frequent

    Kneel – Occasional

    Crouch – Occasional

    Reach (immediate) – Frequent

    Reach (overhead) – Occasional

    Handling – Frequent

    Fingering - Frequent

    Sitting – Occasional

    Standing – Constant

    Push Cart - Frequent

    Pull Cart - Frequent

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