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Sonographer

Emory Healthcare

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted April 8, 2021.

Overview nnAt Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care.

Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems.

Were empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.nn nnAs one of the leading academic medical systems, were eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world.

Weve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.nn nnWere defining a new standard of care for humankind.

Are YOU ready to join us?nn Description nnJOB DESCRIPTION:nn Performs more complex and safe operation of ultrasound equipment to ensure high quality for diagnostic scans.

Performs, analyzes, and documents results of 2-D, M-Mode, and Doppler Echocardiograms as ordered by a physician to identify possible cardiac disorders.

Schedules and prepares patients for exams.

Maintains supplies and equipment.

Operates other medical equipment as needed.

Provides quality patient care to patients undergoing procedures in the Echo Lab.

Demonstrates complete knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

May participate in more complex procedures.

Communicates and explains various procedures to patient/family.

Processes all required paperwork, and has knowledge of all supplies and stock room.

Acts as a preceptor for new staff and students.

May coordinate activities in the area in the absence of the supervisor.

Performs and interprets the significance of various diagnostic tests.

Measures heart wall thickness and chamber sizes and compares measurement to standard norms to identify abnormalities in the heart.

Measures blood flow velocities and calculates data for evaluation of cardiac function by a physician.

Prepares a report for review by a cardiologist and documents observation.

Assists and performs multiple US scans and assists with Echo guided procedures in Echo department or as directed.

Provides more complex technical care to ensure high quality images.

Produces Echocardiographs and Doppler flow analyses of the heart and related structures by using ultrasound equipment to monitor the patient’s heart rhythm.

Adjusts equipment controls according to the physician’s orders and the areas of the heart to be examined to ensure image quality.

Accountable for safe operation of US equipment, inventory management and other specialty medical equipment.

May serve as resource for staff and students.

Troubleshoots equipment problems and advises supervisor of equipment malfunctions.

Demonstrates advanced knowledge of digital reading stations, including duplication and navigation of studies.

Ensures that procedure rooms are stocked and that all supplies are within expiration period.

Extensive knowledge of procedural supplies and location of supplies.

Works with supervisory staff to ensure the appropriate supplies are available.

Explains procedures to patients to reduce their anxiety and to obtain patient cooperation.

Involves patient/family in the education of their imaging procedures.

Assists with development of education materials for use by the patients and their families.

Assumes responsibility and provides direct care for the complex patients receiving US scans and Echo guided procedures.

Demonstrates knowledge of and can participate on departmental based performace improvement team.

May act as Performance Improvement representative for the department MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Cardiac Credentialing International.

Minimum of three years clinical experience and two years in the area of concentration.

BLS certification required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks.

Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required.

Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks