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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016

West Virginia University Hospital Morgantown, WV

Company
West Virginia University Hospital
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
16-4378
AJE Ref #
576127381
Location
Morgantown, WV
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

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Job Title :

Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer

Department :

Cardiovascular and Interventional Services (CVIS)

Reports To:

Technical Manager, Cardiovascular and Interventional Services

FLSA Status:

Non-exempt

Prepared By:

Charles Murray

Prepared Date:

February 2016



Minimum Qualification:

One of the following:

* Registered in ARDMS or CCI in Adult Echocardiography (AE) or Pediatric Echocardiography with minimum experience of 1 year within an IAC Accredited Facility



Certification:

Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.



Summary:

Responsible for obtaining trans-thoracic echocardiograms including real time, pulsed Doppler, continuous wave Doppler, color Doppler and fetal echoes (when applicable) in the pediatric population. Compiles data required by the pediatric cardiologist on all studies. Responsible for doing all other duties that may be assigned at the discretion of the manager and/or the Medical Director in addition to proper billing of the procedures and prioritizing patient scheduling.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates competencies defined (*) in Registered Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer Principal Duties and Responsibilities in providing age- appropriate care to patients from the age of birth through 21 years, and select adult patients.

1. Performs trans-thoracic echocardiograms and fetal echocardiograms (when applicable) according to the requirements set by the CVIS Lab protocols.

2. The Sonographer will possess an understanding of congenital heart defects and the surgical repairs allowing them to obtain quality images for the Cardiologist who is interpreting the study.

3. Each Sonographer is responsible for entering correct patient demographics, caregivers and study information.

4. Maintains necessary supplies and linen in the echo room assigned for the week.

5. Each Sonographer is responsible for keeping the echo room, machine, and the echo office clean.

6. Each Sonographer is responsible for the cleaning of the TEE probes.

7. Participates in research projects as requested.

8. Attends and participates in the monthly pediatric QA conference, the monthly departmental staff meetings.

9. Each Sonographer is responsible to participate in a rotating call schedule and respond within department Guidelines. Also, there is a rotating weekly assignment that each Sonographer participates in and it is the responsibility of the Sonographer to get coverage for an assignment that they cannot cover.

10. Assists Technical Manager and Medical Director in evaluation of new equipment and Sonographers.

12. Provides an Echocardiography orientation to Cardiology Fellows, Residents, Medical Students and Sonography students if requested.

13. Each Sonographer is responsible for making a service call to Biomed when there is an equipment failure. Will also provide this information to lead to adjust schedules accordingly.

14. Provides teaching and positive mentorship to new and junior level Sonographers.

15. Each Sonographer is responsible for maintaining the required CME for their pediatric echocardiography registration. If the Sonographer is registered in adult echocardiography or fetal they would also be required to meet those CME requirements as well.

16. Performs other duties as assigned.

17. Participates in department QI initiatives and education for JACHO and EOC rounds.

18. Understands and follows the Standards of behavior

19. Accepts and supports change in a positive manner.

20. Maintains professional standards and serves as a role model by setting professional goals and participating in activities to meet the goals.



DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC NOTES:



PERFORMANCE STANDARD: Adheres to the established Performance Expectations for WVUH Employees in the areas of People, Service, Performance Improvement, Shared Values & Culture.

* Displays a caring and courteous attitude and represents the Hospital in a positive manner to all persons noted above, 100% of the time, as monitored by supervision.

* Maintains the confidentiality of the patient and unit information, without infraction, as monitored by supervision.

* Promotes and contributes positively to intradepartmental and interdepartmental relationships with no more than two valid complaints in a six-month period, monitored by supervision.

* Adheres to unit and Hospital dress codes as observed by supervision, 100% of the time.

* Maintains proper attendance, in accordance with Hospital Policy, as monitored by supervision.

* Reports to work on time in accordance with Hospital policy monitored by supervision.

* Provides adequate notice to supervisory personnel prior to absence or lateness in accordance with departmental policy, as monitored by supervision.

* Promotes and contributes positively to the teamwork of the department by volunteering to assist co workers, contributing ideas and problem solving with co workers, as observed by supervision.

* Participates in planning and implementing change and maintaining and improving productivity through attendance and participation in staff meetings, committees, task forces, projects and discussions with supervisor, as observed by supervision.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None



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.

* Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

* Ability to lift, push, or pull a minimum of 40 pounds.

* Hearing (aid permitted) must be able to function without use of lip reading.

* Visual acuity (corrected) keen for both distant and near objects/individuals (i.e. ability to read small print)



WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to; moving mechanical parts; airborne particles; body fluids; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment is clinical by nature.,







OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

* Possesses the interpersonal skills to positively and effectively communicate, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

* Motivation and drive for continuous development of self.

* Cooperatively interacts with the health care team to support and contribute to the shared group goals.