Performs complete echocardiographic study integrating all imaging modalities necessary to obtain all pertinent patient data for diagnostic purposes. Sonographer will specialize in transthoracic echocardiographic studies according to departmental and IAC protocol (which consist of M-mode, two-dimensional echocardiograms, color flow, pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler). Sonographer will perform imaging enhancement agent, saline bubble, portable, stress echo studies, and assists with transesophageal echocardiographic procedures. Document completely and accurately patient data and echo exam information utilizing current information management system and follows appropriate billing for procedures. Assist in the orientation and training of all levels of trainees and visitors assigned to the Echocardiography Laboratory.
Educational RequirementsDegree/Diploma ObtainedProgram of StudyRequired/
Preferredand/orHigh School Diploma or EquivalentRequiredAdditional RequirementsGraduate from a cardiovascular technology program or diagnostic medical ultrasound program. Extensive experience may substitute training.Experience RequirementsMinimum Years RequiredArea of ExperienceRequired/
Preferredand/or2 YearsEchocardiographyRequiredState of Florida Licensure RequirementsLicensesRequired/
Preferredand/orNot RequiredCertifications/Registration RequirementsCertificates/RegistrationsRequired/
Preferredand/orBLS (American Heart Association / Basic Life Support)RequiredAdditional RequirementsRegistered with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in Echocardiography (RDCS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International in Echocardiography RCS), required. A level III Cardiac Sonographer will need to have at least two ARDMS/CCI registry credentials that are currently being utilized at Lee Health, or has one ARDMS/CCI registry credential and successfully completes the Advanced Initiative component.
Associated topics: ccc, ihr, non invasive, sono, sonographer, sonographer ultrasound, sound, ultra, ultrasound, vascular