Cedars-Sinai Cardio Sonographer in Marina del Rey, California

The Cardiac Sonographer will perform complex diagnostic ultrasound and vascular procedures of the cardiovascular and vascular systems for diagnosis and treatment under the general direction of a physician. The sonographer is responsible for ensuring excellence in the delivery of patient care through the proper execution of care standards, physician orders, and advanced imaging skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for performance of all types of cardiac ultrasound examinations: Adult Echocardiography, Stress Echo imaging studies, Pharmacologic Stress Echo imaging studies, Contrast Echo studies, and Vascular studies

Explains procedures to patient to obtain cooperation and, when necessary, signed consent and to address any questions that may arise.

Applies ECG electrodes to patient's chest ensuring a “readable” positive signal. Monitors, noting ectopy and arrhythmias.

Applies and removes holter monitors per physician order.

Enters patient information into echo machine and records information digitally and electronically.

Follows laboratory protocol and obtains images for comprehensive heart exam.

Makes data available to interpreting physician and reviews test results with physician.

Ability to perform Venous, Arterial, and Carotid examinations.

Performs other duties and assignments as requested by the department supervisor or Cardiologists.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Graduate from a two (2) year accredited ultrasound or echocardiography school. At least one (1) year of experience as a sonographer. Sonographer must be proficient in stress echocardiography as well as resting studies. Applicant must be Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) and Registered Vascular Technician (RVT) certified.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: RDCS, ARDMS or CCI and RVT certification. CPR certified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.