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This position is accountable to perform echocardiography evaluations and effectively identify cardiac and/or other physiological anomalies. Additionally, this position will be the primary assistant to physicians with invasive and non-invasive cardiac clinical procedures related to the field of echocardiography. This position must support the mission, vision, values and strategic initiatives of Mary Washington Healthcare and must demonstrate a commitment of quality service to our patients, the public and our co-workers.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Performs echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiography and other studies to assist physicians in identifying cardiac and/or other physiological anomalies.
Records patient anatomy, reports physiological aberrations and suggests additional procedures for the physician's consideration to optimize diagnosis and expedite therapeutic interventions.
Prepares reports and accurately documents the provision of patient procedures in accordance with department policy.
Initiates preventive maintenance and minor repairs on medical devices in accordance with department and hospital standards.
Maintains supply inventory.
Monitors the development of technicians in the application of various echocardiography procedures to ensure compliance and effective patient care.
Participates in the training and education of technicians and others to develop understanding of the discipline.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience and Qualifications
High school graduate.
Graduation from an accredited echocardiography training course.
Associate's degree in medical science.
License and/or Certifications
AHA Healthcare Provider CPR.
One of the following: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), or Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS), or Canadian Registered Cardiac Sonographer (CRCS).
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
A Not-for-Profit Regional Healthcare System Dedicated to Excellence. From our humble beginnings in Fredericksburg, Virginia as an eight-room hospital to our modern not-for-profit regional system, Mary Washington Healthcare has seen enormous growth and development in the past 100 years. Today, we are made up of two hospitals and 28 healthcare facilities and wellness services. Community leaders volunteer on our Board of Trustees in order to guide the continued growth and direction of our health care system.