Posted on: July 16, 2021
Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring
constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical
procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and ability
to recognize critical pathologies.
- Demonstrates the ability to
communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner
and explain procedures to help allay the patient?s fears and
solicit their cooperation.
- Identifies all patients properly
according to policy. Reviews patient history and assesses physician
orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal
results in the acquisition of data. Documents patient history in
electronic record as required.
- Utilizes appropriate ultrasound
instrumentation for procedures and demonstrates knowledge of
equipment operations, applications and scanning techniques
resulting in optimized image data/documentation.
- Demonstrates a strong ability to
interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high
level of caring, listening, dignity and respect. Able to work as
team member within the department and all other departments to
expedite patient care efficiently.
- Ensures all completed exams are
properly coded and identified for electronic processing and storage
according to department standards. Assures charges are adequately
entered for the exams performed.
- Performs Cardiac Ultrasound
procedures according to guidelines established by the Medical
Director. Procedures must be performed in the established time
frame and according to established protocol. Procedures include
Transthoracic Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography,
Stress Echocardiography, and Echo with contrast.
- Conduct himself/herself in
accordance with system-wide and departmental values, policies, and
- Within a reasonable timeframe,
demonstrates the ability to function independently, and is able to
cover off shifts, on-call responsibilities, and perform services at
satellite facilities, where applicable, while continually
communicating with lead and management team.
- Assists physicians with invasive
procedures as necessary and adheres strictly to the universal
- Obtains appropriate
echocardiographic images according to department policy and
industry standards, including M-Mode, 2D, Doppler, Color Flow
Doppler, Transesophageal echo, echo enhancement, bubble and
contrast studies, and Stress echocardiography.
Completion of formal training in an
accredited ultrasound program required.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
- Registered preferred, or registry eligible with minimum of
Physics portion of registry completed.
obtain registry within 12 months of hire date
- CPR or
- Act 33,
34, 73 as required by business unit.
Act 31 within 90 days of hire or transfer
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with
- Act 33 with renewal
- Act 34 with renewal
- Act 73 FBI Clearance with
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
Keywords: UPMC, Erie , Echocardiography Sonographer, Other , Erie, Pennsylvania
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