This is a Research Cardiac Sonographer position. This position will have a primary role of performing serial neonatal echocardiograms for a specific research protocol.
The Registered Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer is responsible for obtaining trans-thoracic echocardiograms including two-dimensional, pulsed Doppler, continuous wave Doppler, color Doppler and three dimensional imaging when applicable. Compiles data required by the pediatric cardiologist on all studies. Responsible for doing all other duties that may be assigned at the discretion of the manager, Medical Director and Principle Investigator Demonstrates competencies defined (*) in Registered Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer “Principal Duties and Responsibilities” in providing age-appropriate care to patients from the age of birth through 21 years, and select adult patients.
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1. Performs trans-thoracic echocardiograms according to the requirements set by the Nationwide Children’s Echo Laboratory protocols.
2. Possess an understanding of congenital heart defects and the surgical repairs allowing them to obtain quality images for the cardiologist who is interpreting the study.
3. Performs thorough and detailed echocardiograms per each research protocol.
4. Responsible for detailed and clear communication with the research nurse coordinator and principle investigator.
5. Participates in the analysis and processing of various echo data generated from the echocardiogram.
6. Participates in data analysis and written analysis of research project findings.
7. Responsible to travel to each participating hospital to perform echocardiograms.
8. Responsible for entering accurate study information into the equipment and associated applications, as well as, generating a complete preliminary report into the PACS reporting system(s).
9. Accepts and supports change in a positive manner.
10. Maintains professional standards and serves as a role model by setting professional goals and participating in activities to meet the goals.
11. Responsible for maintaining the required CME for their ARDMS echocardiography registries.
12. Provides teaching and positive mentorship to new sonographers.
13. Responsible for making a service call to the appropriate vendor when there is an equipment failure and to document and communicate when the equipment is fixed.
14. Attends and participates in the staff, quality improvement and departmental meetings.
15. Participates in department QI initiatives and education for JACHO and EOC rounds.
16. Understands and follows the Code of Conduct.
17. Responsible for keeping the echo room, machine, and the echo office clean.
18. Responsible for completing the travel reimbursement form correctly when requesting reimbursement for any off site mileage, valet parking or meals. 19. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. Graduate of an accredited medical ultrasound school and an associate’s degree in an applied science, preferred.
2. Must be actively registered in Adult or Pediatric Echocardiography by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Registered in Pediatric echocardiography by the ARDMS within the first 2 years of employment if the employee has begun employment without it.
3. Extensive knowledge of normal and abnormal pediatric cardiac imaging.
4. Certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation must be maintained.
5. Valid Ohio Operator’s License with no more than one violation and/or at-fault accident in previous two years. No more than two violations or at fault accidents in previous 3 years. Also, proof of insurance is necessary and will be checked each year.