Cardiovascular Sonographer I PRN Apopka at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 12/30/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Apopka, FL
  • Date Posted:
    12/30/2020
  • Job ID:
    20030507
  • Job Family
    Cardiology
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Description
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT RESUME, REGISTRIES AND CREDENTIALS WITH YOUR APPLICATION


Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer I - PRN - AdventHealth Apopka


Work Hours/Shift:  PRN

 

You Will Be Responsible For:


GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Cardiovascular Ultrasound (CVUS) Sonographer I - AE independently performs all ultrasound exams per his/her registry. Cardiovascular ultrasound procedures may be performed on adult patients. The CVUS Sonographer takes ownership of the department and work areas as well as assists physicians and other hospital staff when necessary. The CVUS Sonographer also participates in the Florida Hospital performance improvement program and performs additional duties as requested. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Demonstrates, through behavior, Florida Hospital’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork.

•               Quality: Performs ultrasound exams per registry in accordance with established and accepted industry-wide published guidelines, as well as within the CVUS departmental protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Utilizes knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to Cardiovascular Ultrasound. Utilizes knowledge of ultrasonic physics. Optimizes all ultrasound images with utilization of the Ultrasound System capabilities.

•               Effective and Efficient Care: Completes exams in a timely manner. Works as a team member to provide the best patient care. Explains exams to patients in a way they can understand. Offers additional assistance to patients as warranted. Fulfills required scheduled call duty assignments and responds to facility and starts exam within 60 minutes of notification.

•               Assessment: Accesses all available pertinent patient information as it pertains to the exam ordered including, but not limited to, exam appropriateness, progress notes and/or consults found in patient’s chart, patient history, previous diagnostic exam images and/or reports, documented signs and symptoms for exam. Adapts all exams to each patient’s medical situation obtaining all available necessary information for proper interpretation. Performs ongoing monitoring of the patient while their ultrasound exam is in progress.

•               Documentation: Accurately documents pertinent information to aid in exam interpretation by reading physician. Completes task list and enters charges as necessary. Documents communication with hospital staff and physicians as it pertains to exam.


•               Safety: Maintains patient confidentiality. Ensures performing exam on correct patient by following the two patient identifiers of name and date of birth. Follows hospital Infection Prevention and Hand Washing policies and procedures. Utilizes appropriate PPE during cleaning and high-level disinfection of trans-esophogeal echocardiogram (TEE) transducers.

•               Communication: Follows Florida Hospital Compassion Behaviors and Image Standards. Communicates and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams. Keeps lead sonographer, supervisor and manager informed and seeks assistance from appropriate individuals when confronted with complicated procedures to ensure safe and effective patient care. Receives instructions and guidance from the lead sonographer, supervisor and manager and is compliant with special requests as situations dictate. Attends all mandatory department meetings.

•               Process Improvement: Supports and assists with data collection for process improvement while understanding the department performance trends and established standards. Participates in department process improvement (PI) and survey-based action planning and patient satisfaction initiatives.

•               Professional Growth: Learns new clinical skills as the department needs and demands change. Provides documentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) when asked.

 

LIVING OUR SERVICE STANDARDS

How we treat those we serve and each other is what sets us apart from other healthcare organizations. We want everyone who walks through our doors to feel loved, cared for, and at ease.  Whether you are clinical or non-clinical, your actions and behaviors can create an environment that either builds trust or causes anxiety and fear. We have made it easy for you to ensure that you are always building trust and providing excellent care by exhibiting our Service Standards. 

All team members will be held accountable for consistently living out our 16 Service Standards and the additional behaviors listed below to ensure that every person, every time has an exceptional experience.

KEEP ME SAFE

I make safety my number one priority.

I protect privacy and confidentiality.

I keep my environment clean.

I follow the dress code and wear my badge correctly.

LOVE ME

I treat others with uncommon compassion.

I nurture whole-person care through CREATION Health.

I treat others with fairness and respect.

I listen and communicate using iCARE. (Introduce, Connect, Anticipate, Reinforce, Extend)

MAKE IT EASY

I help guests to their destination.

I speak highly of others to provide connected care.

I collaborate to create solutions, not excuses.

I innovate and continually seek ways to improve our work.

OWN IT

I am positive and aim to exceed all expectations. 

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

•         Basic ECG knowledge 

•         Ability to use independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative

•         Basic Microsoft Outlook computer skills

•         Ability to function independently with little or no supervision

•         Ability to read, write legibly in English and perform basic mathematics

•         Ability to communicate effectively

•         Ability to meet deadlines

•         Ability to treat patients with age appropriateness

•         Based upon registry credentials, ability to adequately perform sonographic exams as written in Florida Hospital published cardiovascular protocols

•         Ability to utilize the measurement package on the ultrasound systems and optimize all acquired diagnostic images

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:

•         Cerner Electronic Medical Records

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

•         N/A

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

•   Formalized education program that fulfills prerequisite pathways for additional registry exam eligibility

•         Two years’ experience in a hospital cardiovascular ultrasound department

•         Transcranial Doppler (TCD) exam experience

•         Experience with Philips Ultrasound Systems

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

•         Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

•         Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) Adult Echocardiography (AE) from American

Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) OR

•         Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:

•         N/A



This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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