Location: Miami, Florida
Performs all aspects of echocardiographic studies using ultrasonic equipment. Performs triage of examinations, orientation, and preparation of patients; provides preliminary interpretation and presentation of data to Attending Physicians. Maintains echo equipment and laboratory. Documents procedures according to Hospital and department standards.
Minimum Job Requirements
Associate's Degree in Allied Health/related field (OR) 2-4 year program in diagnostic ultrasound (OR) 5+ years of experience
American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
Eligible for registry in Ultrasound, RDCS or RCS by ARDMS or CCI
3-5 years of experience (one in pediatrics) in cardiac clinical ultrasound
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Analyzes, organizes data, and performs calculations appropriate to study and presents to physicians.
Assists medical staff with special/invasive procedures.
Enters patient demographics, verifies order to undertake examination, and performs echocardiographic study based on patient's medical history.
Explains examination procedure and reassures patient and family to ensure comfort, understanding, and cooperation.
Instructs/teaches scanning techniques specific to pediatric cardiac anatomy.
Maintains echo equipment in good working condition and echo laboratories clean and well provisioned; reports malfunction to supervisor as needed.
Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives in echocardiography.
Performs fetal echocardiograms and performs calculations appropriate to study and presents to physicians.
Assists in counseling and education of mothers/families before and after fetal echocardiograms.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to perform competently and efficiently in crisis situations.
Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, peers, physicians, and other hospital personnel.
Ability to learn appropriate software application(s).
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Imaging & Radiology
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus