Senior Cardiac Sonographer - 20 hours, Day shifts

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 174795-1A
Date Posted: Jun 17, 2022
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Direct patient care in outpatient and inpatient settings; explaining and performing the diagnostic noninvasive examination involving the application of high frequency ultrasonic waves with medical echocardiogram equipment. Administrative management of electronic documentation for patient test type and testing schedules. Ensures that testing procedures are performed according to hospital and department policy and standards.  Works in a team environment under the supervision of the Clinical Manager and department Leads.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:  

  • Performs echocardiogram diagnostic test from Provider order via EMR and reports test information with appropriate EMR documentation according to department policy and procedures; clarifies MD orders and goals of Rx .  

  • Types of echocardiogram diagnostic tests: diagnostic m-mode, two-dimensional, spectral Doppler, color Doppler, and exercise/pharmacological stress echocardiograms.  

  • Ability to place and remove peripheral IV to administrate contrast agent or agitated saline when criteria for imaging use are met via echocardiogram protocol.   

  • Respond to STAT echo calls and Code Blues as required  

  • Identifies abnormal/critical echocardiogram findings during testing and ensures notification to physician as appropriately needed.  

  • Troubleshoots technical methods of echocardiography as necessary.  

  • Checks echocardiogram equipment to ensure that it’s functioning correctly before patient use.  

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the echocardiogram machines and echocardiogram electronic management system. Able to access database to retrieve and send data utilizing the clinical and financial information systems. Able to troubleshoot basic technical echocardiogram machine issues.  Performs all echocardiogram machine functions with confidence  

  • Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of  testing rooms; ensures that it is stocked with supplies.  

Organizational Requirements:   

  • Maintain strict adherence to the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Confidentiality policy.  

  • Incorporate Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Standards of Behavior and Guiding Principles into daily activities.  

  • Comply with all Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Policies.  

  • Comply with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.  

  • Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.  

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.  

  • Demonstrate a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.  

  • Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.    

  • Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.   

  • Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.  

  Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Education:  Associate degree and/or equivalent experience in clinical testing environment. Bachelor’s degree preferred.    

  • Licensure, Certification, Registration:  ARDMS/RDCS accreditation or accreditation eligible and current basic life support (BLS) certification required.  

  • Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Strong organizational and both written and verbal comminucation skills.  In depth knowledge of cardiac anaotmy, and the ability to apply that knowdelge to gather relevant information for diagnotsic evaluation.  In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.  

  • Experience:  Minimum of four years of experience in echocardiography preferred.  

Shift

20 hours

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.