Echo Cardiographer - Cardiac Diagnostics
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Champaign, IL 61820
Christie Clinic is seeking a full-time Echo Cardiographer, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm at the Main Clinic to perform echo sonography and echocardiography for cardiac diagnostic patients. Testing is performed in routine and stress testing protocols. The team member will effectively interact with patients, family and other health team members. Team member will demonstrate a high level of skill and knowledge and be comfortable in effectively operating sonographic equipment. Will utilize critical thinking skills to evaluate and acquire appropriate diagnostic information.
Bachelor’s Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer and Echo PAC General Electric experience preferred; BLS certification.
Perform clinical assessment and diagnostic Sonography examinations.
Use cognitive Sonographic skills to identify, record and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological and diagnostic information and images.
Use independent judgment during the Sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
Coordinate work schedule with department team lead and/or Coordinator and/or to assure workload coverage.
Coordinate with office staff for adding on patients in an urgent manner and ensure the Cardiac Diagnostics Scheduler is aware for insurance prior authorization
Confirm the reading of Echocardiograms their delivery to EMR in a timely manner.
Assume responsibility for the safety and mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the Sonographer’s care.
Assist with the daily operations of the Sonographic laboratory.
Maintain a daily log of patients that have been seen and complete billing forms.
Maintain ultrasound equipment, work area and adequate supplies.
Participate in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation.
Establish and maintain ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals and referral or commercial agencies.
Start IV’s for injections of contrast as necessary.
Perform related work as required.