Cardiac Sonographer Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, New Hampshire
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is seeking a Cardiac Sonographer to join our team. Candidates will perform and document 2-D, M-mode and Doppler echocardiograms on adult and pediatric and neonatal patients as well as stress echocardiograms and assisting with transesophageal echoes. We will also provide training to perform 3D echocardiograms. This position will perform studies primarily in the Cardiac Ultrasound Lab in Lebanon, NH.
Responsibilities: •Performs all Cardiac Echo procedures. Acts as a technical resource for residents and fellows. Edit tracings, make measurements and enter data into computer. Distinguish between normal and abnormal cardiac findings, •Performs on-call and cardiac sonographer duties to meet departmental needs. Recognize arrhythmias and implications of specific cardiac and related diagnoses to obtain optimal studies and operate complex equipment accordingly. •Facilitates patient flow within the section and maintains a proactive approach in dealing with patient concerns. Seeks and develops new measures to improve the quality of patient care using a multi-disciplinary approach. •Meets with the Manager (and others, as appropriate) to plan and execute improvement efforts and resolve issues. Participates in Q.A./Q.C. programs. •Works with the quality control section to achieve section and departmental quality standards, to maintain Joint Commission and OSHA compliance, and any other regulations specific to the section. •Assists in preparing, reviewing, updating and maintaining the policy and procedure manual as well as the clinical resource manual and materials. •Ensures that equipment failures are reported and documented and that all equipment and supplies are available for use when needed.
In this role, candidates are required to have an Associates Degree with one year of cardiac echo experience or the equivalent in education and experience. Candidates should be certified through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) in Adult Echocardiography (preferred pediatric) or its equivalent within one year of eligibility to take the boards. In addition, BLS certification is required.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an academic health system, serving patients across New England. A national leader in patient-centered health care, D-H is on a path to create a sustainable health system for the region and as a model for the nation. Founded in 1893, the system includes New Hampshire's only Level 1 trauma center and its only air ambulance service, as well as the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state's only Children’s Hospital Association-approved, comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. As an academic health system, Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides access to nearly 1,500 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online at: http://careers.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/search_jobs/dh_jobs.html
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.