The Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer II (DCS II) is proficient in providing high quality cardiac ultrasound images of the heart and great vessels, assessment of myocardial function, recording of hemodynamic measurements, and visualization of blood flow using 2D, M-mode, color-flow and spectral Doppler. The DCS II performs Stress Echocardiograms, Dobutamine Stress Echo, and assists with Transesophageal Echocardiograms. The DCS II obtains intravenous (IV) access and administers Ultrasound Enhancing Agents according to established protocol. The DCS II retrieves, communicates and presents information in a written, oral or visual fashion. The DCS II functions as a preceptor to staff and students and assists daily with patient scheduling and procedures to ensure efficient workflow.
Education and Experience: Graduation from a CAHEP accredited Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer program and three (3) years hospital experience.
Licensure & Certifications:
Cert Cardiographic Tech
Other certificates as required by unit/service.
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Work Experience: Three (3) years of hospital experience
Management Experience: Six (6) months of management Operational experience related to patient scheduling and flow is preferred.
Work Schedule: Flexible
Equipment Operated: Various ultrasound and cardiology related machines.