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Cardiac Sonographer I or II- $4,000 Sign on Bonus

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2023
  • R-0000013231
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Healthcare Support
  • Clinical & Research Support Services
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

Perform Echocardiograms including transthoracic, stress, and TEE testing. 40 hrs/week, on call, rotating shifts, rotating call weekday/weekends.

The Cardiac Sonographer I reports to the Cardiac Sonographer Supervisor. Under general supervision, the Cardiac Sonographer I performs high quality echocardiograms for interpretation and diagnosis by a Cardiologist in a professional manner that is consistent with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. This role applies knowledge of clinical cardiology, acoustic imaging technology, and problem-solving skills to optimize the echocardiographic evaluation, tailoring and expanding the exam to ensure comprehensiveness and diagnostic accuracy and requires independent and efficient performance of Echo exams. This role organizes and prioritizes patient exams, and contributes to unit teamwork. This role assists in the orientation and training of residents, students, and visitors assigned to the Echocardiography Laboratory.


Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

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CC000408 CHS - ECHO - Adult (ART)

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Day (United States of America)

Job Description

Operates ultrasonic equipment to produce images of the body's organs and tissues for diagnostic purposes. Performs sonographic examinations to locate, evaluate and record critical functional, pathological, and anatomical data.

Additional Job Description

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (Include physical and mental demands of the position-attach demands checklist if necessary) Graduation from a Cardiovascular / Ultrasound program or equivalent experience, and registry eligible for certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) certification by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) preferred. Associate of Arts/Science or Bachelor’s degree / graduation from a Cardiovascular / Ultrasound program or equivalent experience is preferred. New graduates of a cardiac ultrasound program must obtain appropriate credential within one year from the date of graduation per IAC standards. Registry-eligible Cardiac Sonographer I is listed as provisional technical staff and required to work under appropriate supervision of a credentialed sonographer. One year of training/experience in performing cardiac ultrasound procedures including 2D, M-Mode and Doppler preferred. Strong knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology and hemodynamics desired. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required; either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

Physical Requirements:

1) (C) Continuous – 6-8 hours per shift; 2) (F) Frequent – 2-6 hours per shift; 3) (I) Infrequent – 0-2 hours per shift Ability to perform job functions while standing (C). Ability to perform job functions while sitting (C). Ability to perform job functions while walking (C). Ability to climb stairs (C). Ability to work indoors. (C) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes (I). Ability to work from elevated areas (F). Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (C) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (I) Ability to bend at the waist.(C) Ability to twist at the waist. (C) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (C) Ability to perform “pinching” operations. (C) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (C) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (C) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (C) Ability to reach overhead. (F) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (C) Ability to fully use both legs. (C) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (C) Ability to reach in all directions. (C) Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs. unassisted. (I) Ability to lift/lower objects 40lbs. from / to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (I) Ability to lift from 36” to overhead 25 lbs. (I) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (F) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that cannot assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain vision 20/40 corrected. (C) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (C) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (C) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (C) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (C) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (C) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (C) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (C) Ability to work rotating shifts. (F) Ability to work overtime as required. (F) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (C) *Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (C) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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