Grace Federal Solutions LLC

Cardiac Sonographer

Durham, NC - Contracted

General Description of the Job Class

Perform daily clinical operations of Echocardiography including performing Echocardiograms.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Demonstrates proficiency by performing routine and urgent echocardiograms, including but not limited to 2-dimensional, 3- dimensional, Doppler, and Stress Echocardiogram, as requested by physician and in accordance with standard practices.

  • Ability to thoroughly, and efficiently, evaluate pathology following current guidelines (American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), American College of Cardiology (ACC), etc.).

  • Assist in the reaccreditation process and quality improvement program for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Echocardiography (IAC- Echo).

  • Analyze patient's medical record to obtain history of symptoms and necessary information for the performance of diagnostic procedures.

  • Communicates technical and patient care related information according to established processes and timelines

  • Respond to patient questions about procedures and equipment prior to starting the imaging process

  • Operate equipment necessary to perform all required procedures and to obtain optimal diagnostic recording; utilize ancillary devices such as selected transducers, digital networking system, off-line analysis systems as indicated.

  • Attends required staff meetings and ensures continuing education requirements met to support professional growth and certification.

Required Qualifications 

 

NOTE:

The following items will be required for employment:

  • Current TB test (within the last 12 months)
  • Immunity to MMR (Mumps, Measles and Rubella) – documentation of 2 vaccinations or blood test
  • Immunity to Varicella (Chickenpox) – documentation of 2 vaccinations or blood test
  • Covid-19 Vaccination, including booster is required for this position as well as the passing of a background check. 

Shot records must be reviewed by Grace personnel prior to resumes being submitted to the hiring manager.

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Cardiovascular Technology Program is required (may substitute with ARDMS certification on or before December 31, 2000).
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)/Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Certification in Adult Echocardiography (RDCS or RCS respectively), or CCI Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS) certification

  • New graduates of an accredited cardiac ultrasound program must obtain ARDMS/CCI credential within one year from the graduation date.

  • Individuals cross-trained in echocardiography or working to fulfill clinical experience to meet pre-requisites for credentialing must obtain certification within two years from the start of training.

 

Experience:

None required beyond above education/certification requirements.

Level I - Must obtain ARDMS or CCI certifications Echocardiography as required by each entity within 18 months of employment.

Level II - Minimum of two years' experience as a Sonographer.

Level III - A minimum of four years' experience (within specialty modality) in which they are seeking promotion.

 

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

ARDMS/CCI Certification in Echocardiography.

 

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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