Mercy Medical Center Clinton Cardiovascular Sonographer I FT 80hrs Biweekly in Sioux City, Iowa

Department:

SC101_13210 Cardiology Noninvasive

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Under limited supervision, performs cardiac sonographic and/or vascular sonographic procedures and maintains related records. Provides general assistance to the cardiologists and technical instruction to the cardiology technician staff. Performs all duties and responsibilities of the cardiology technologist as needed. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

Job Description Details:

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Cardiovascular Sonographer I

Job Code: 2005

Reports To: Supervisor Cardiology Non-Invasive

Pay Grade: PG 22

Dept/Clinic: Non-Invasive Cardiology

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Approved By: Human Resourc es

Date: March 2016

OSHA: 1 - Exposure

This position will take 7-10 days of call coverage per month

POSITION PURPOSE

Under limited supervision, performs cardiac sonographic and/or vascular sonographic procedures and maintains related records. Provides general assistance to the cardiologists and technical instruction to the cardiology technician staff. Performs all duties and responsibilities of the cardiology technologist as needed. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

1.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

2.

Carries out prescribed diagnostic procedures choosing appropriate ultrasound equipment to produce images cardiac and/or vascular areas.

3.

Performs and maintains records of equipment maintenance, carries out necessary quality control to insure that performance standards are satisfied.

4.

Assists in Outreach patient scheduling and travels in the mobile diagnostic van to Outreach hospitals and clinics on a rotational basis with other staff members to perform echoes and/or vascular studies.

5.

Assists physicians in reviewing studies when possible.

6.

Performs all responsibilities of a Cardiology Technologist as required, including various diagnostic tests such as EKGs, holter monitoring and stress tests by following established policies and procedures.

7.

Maintains all records related to patient diagnosis and maintains records of the test performed including the number and results and charges patients appropriately.

8.

Performs echo, stress echo (exercise and pharmacologic), TEE, and pediatric echo and/or performs Venous Duplex (upper and lower extremity), Arterial Duplex (upper and lower extremity), Carotid Duplex and Arterial Doppler.

9.

Takes call as assigned and assists the person on call if requested.

10.

Notifies physician of any abnormal study requiring reading or referring doctor’s attention.

11.

Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.

12.

Actively participates in department meetings, committees, conferences, and in services.

13.

Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures.

14.

Employee may periodically be requested to drive.

15.

Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

16.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

17.

Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

18.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

19.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

MISSION STATEMENT

We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.

GUIDING BEHAVIORS

The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are:

We support each other in serving our patients and communities. We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly. We are fully present. We are all accountable. We trust and assume goodness in intentions. We are continuous learners.

COMMITMENT

Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health. Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate of a two year accredited ultrasound school specializing in echocardiography or vascular ultrasound. Required to be registry eligible in that modality at the time of hire. Required to be registered in both echocardiography and vascular ultrasound within 2 years of hire. Must be able to travel to remote sites. BCLS certification required. Prefer a minimum of one to two years previous cardiovascular experience. Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team. Is able to perform a variety of duties characterized by frequent change. Required to travel within the Siouxland region in order to perform job duties and responsibilities as assigned. A valid drivers license and proof of insurance must be submitted by the employee to their manager and will be maintained throughout employment. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. Primarily works inside with frequent sitting, walking, standing, bending and occasional lifting of supplies, equipment and patients sometimes in excess of 100 pounds. Able to perform effectively under stressful situations. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, such as inclement weather, dust, noise, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, and infectious disease.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.