Company: Dignity Health
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: January 11, 2022
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic
Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700
care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to
home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities
advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how
and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in
the community.1. Performs various diagnostic cardiology and/or
peripheral vascular exams including but not limited to: a. Vascular
Imaging i. Carotid duplex ii. Peripheral arterial duplex iii.
Ankle/brachial indices iv. Segmental pressures v. Peripheral venous
duplex vi. Cerebrovascular duplex b. Cardiac Imaging i.
Echocardiography ii. Exercise stress echo iii. Chemical stress echo
iv. Transesophageal echo c. Noninvasive Cardiac Testing i.
Electrocardiograms (ECG) ii. Holter/Event monitor applications iii.
Non-imaging stress testing2. Corroborates clinical history and
assesses patient for appropriateness of ordered procedure.3.
Provides patient education, applies patient relations skills and
maintain confidentiality of patients and customers in a safe and
professional manner.4. Assumes responsibility for assigned area,
reporting equipment malfunctions and procedure difficulties.5. Is
responsible for completing quarterly mandatory education
requirements.6. Assumes responsibility for personal and
professional development through participation in department
meetings, in-service programs, and continuing education programs.7.
Performs value-added activities that result in positive customer
satisfaction and/or financial performance.8. Participates in
Quality Improvement and Accreditation activities as assigned.9.
Participates in all safety, security, and infection control
programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided
by the department.10. When scheduled on-call, must be able to
respond within 30 minutes of notification.11. May require light
travel or floating to other CHI Health facilities and/or outreach
sites as needed to provide staffing support. This applies to all
locations.12. All team members are responsible for maintaining a
positive work environment and participating in departmental
problem-solving.13. Other duties as assigned by department
leader.Education:-Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic Medical
Sonography program or equivalent clinical job training.Licenses &
Certifications: - Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)
or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) and Registered Vascular
Technologist (RVT) or Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) by the
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).- Graduates from a
dual cardiac and vascular ultrasound program are eligible for hire
and must obtain both their adult echo and vascular registries
within 12 months of hire date.- AHA Basic Life Support (BLS)
certification.- Must possess a valid driver's license.Knowledge,
Skills & Abilities:- Must be familiar with standard cardiac and/or
peripheral vascular ultrasound views, equipment, and controls.-
Knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.- Knowledge of
basic maintenance and upkeep of equipment.- Ability to effectively
communicate with team members, physicians, patients, hospital
staff, and departmental supervisor in a courteous and professional
manner.- Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and
professional standards.- Demonstrates personal traits of
motivation, quality, teamwork, professionalism, and integrity.
Ability to communicate clearly when explaining purpose of procedure
and assuring patient understanding and cooperation.- Ability to
load ultrasound and other diagnostic gear and operate vehicle large
enough to accommodate equipment.
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