Emerson Hospital Cardiac Sonographer in Concord, Massachusetts
Reporting to the Director of Cardio/Pulmonary/Neurology and working under the immediate direction of the Physician(s), the Cardiac Sonographer performs a wide variety of Diagnostic Cardiographic testing on patients.Minimum Qualifications
Education Completion of a Certified Ultrasound program required. Cardiac Sonography certificate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or equivalent required.
Experience: Minimum of two years experience performing and interpreting 2D, M-Mode, and Doppler Echocardiograms.
Vascular Ultrasound experience preferred.
Licensure and/or Certification: Current registration as RDCS or RCS required; or registry-eligible with RDCS or RCS achieved within 6 months of hire. BLS healthcare provider required.
Skills: Strong communication skills. Must be well versed in medical terminology Ability to explain the purpose of the echocardiographic examination to the patient and answer patient's questions Maintains a comprehensive understanding of cardiovascular and thoracic anatomy, cardiovascular pathophysiology, hemodymanics and embryology, in order to recognize normal and abnormal cardiovascular structure, function and abnormalities of blood flow. Maintains knowledge and understanding of ultrasound physics, instrumentation, tissue characteristics, and measurements of blood flow. Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English. Computer skills required. Ability to maintain confidential information.