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Cardiac Sonographer

Company: Berkshire Health Systems
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Call is required for this position Sat and Sun 8:00am-4:30pm. Schedule may be changed to 8:00am-4:30pm as dept needs change.DEFINITION/PRIMARY FUNCTIONThe Cardiac Sonographer performs echocardiography exams, including sub-specialty exams such as stress echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography. Employing two-dimensional and color Spectral Doppler and M-mode imaging techniques, the sonographer images patients as requested by ordering physician. The sonographer works independently, consulting with the ordering or interpreting physician as needed, especially when unusual or unexpected findings are encountered. Must have the ability to synthesize varying amounts of data related to the patient's medical history. The Sonographer is responsible for the patient's welfare for the entire time the patient is in the outpatient facility, or for the length of time the inpatient is in the testing area.---Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to the age of the patient.POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)Experience:2-3 years full-time experience in a dedicated echocardiography laboratory preferredEducation and Training:Associate's Degree or equilvalent, or graduate of an accredited cardiac ultrasound programLicense, Certification & Registration:RDCS/RCS Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer from ARMDS or Registered Cardiac Sonographer from CCI is requiredAdditional certification as an RVT through the ARDMS, RVS through the CCI, or eligibility to sit for either registry exam is preferred.CPR is also required.Other Requirements:Must be proficient in/or willing to cross train for vascular examinations.Ability to function independently and proficiently.Must be able to move and lift patients, equipment, and supplies on a regular basis.Ability to function in a high stress, work in intensive environment.Must be able to operate HIS and CIS computers.Must have working knowledge of clinical emergency equipment such as oxygen tanks and suction apparatus

Keywords: Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield , Cardiac Sonographer, Healthcare , Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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