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Company: Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Performs all cardiac ultrasound (echocardiograms); Produces images of the heart to show hemodynamics and function via cardiac ultrasound. Cardiac images are digitally acquired, and measurements obtained. Ensures patient safety through use of procedure protocols and policies. Continues to hone their skills and techniques as a beginner sonographer. Further developing their technical skills and learning the different procedures.Type of Opportunity: Per Required NeedFTE: 0.001000Exempt: NoWork Schedule: Varied Days and HoursQualifications: High school diploma or GED is required, Graduate of a two (2) year Allied Health Training Program, Ultrasound Technology preferred Bachelors program in health science (including, but not limited to, cardiovascular technology, ultrasound, radiologic technology,respiratory therapy, or nursing) or graduate of an accredited program in cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) preferred 0-4 years experience inpatient/outpatient cardiac ultrasound. New Mexico State Licensure under the New Mexico Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program (NMRTT) Current BLS required. Required: Required: ARDMS/RDCS credential with one of the following specialties: AE, FE, PE;orone CCI credential: RCS, RCCSCerts: BLS, NMRTTEducation:Essential: High School Diploma or GEDCredentials:Essential: NM Radiation Therapy TechResponsibilities: Performs all routine echocardiograms independently for evaluation of possible abnormal heart defects or disease (inpatient or outpatient). Learn to perform Stress echocardiogram and Dobutamine stress echocardiograms with mentor. Progress to be more independent with these modalities. Requires knowledge of cardiac anatomy, pathophysiology and principles of ultrasound. Applying independent judgement during the exam to determine the need to for any additional imaging enhancement or bubble study. Demonstrates basic clinical knowledge and judgement to manage the patient during the exam. Continue to develop critical thinking skills with the ability to recognize, analyze and resolve problems to ensure completion of performed exam. Accurately completes charges for all exams performed in the EHR system as well as initiate and assign the preliminary report in PACS. Submit required studies for IAC case review, working with mentor on case requirements. Keeps current with developments in the field through participation in seminars, workshops and publications. Available for call on a monthly rotational basis. Prepare exam room and ultrasound equipment to conduct sonography examinations in accordance with infections disease, and patient safety protocols, policies, and procedures. Assist in machine malfunctions by calling service and alerting the lead techs. Maintains and documents communications with physician and nursing units regarding test results. Communicate with the patient in a manner appropriate to the patients ability to understand. Function as a team member to organize and prioritize responsibilities to complete daily work requirements. Consults with and keep lead techs informed of activities, needs and problems in assigned areas Maintain requirements for hospital/departmental and specialty area(s) competencies. Participates in and endorses the established PHS Policies and Procedures and guest relations programs. Knowledge in Joint Commission regulations pertaining to the lab. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the practice of echocardiography. Performs other duties and functions as required.Benefits:We offer more than the standard benefits!Presbyterian employees gain access to a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more!Learn more about our employee benefits:Why work at Presbyterian?As an organization, we are committed to improving the health of our communities. From hosting growers' markets to partnering with local communities, Presbyterian is taking active steps to improve the health of New Mexicans. For our employees, we offer a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more.Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who choose to work here. The hard work of our physicians, nurses, employees, board members and volunteers grew Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system that serves more than 875,000 New Mexicans.About Presbyterian Healthcare ServicesPresbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. We are a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, we are the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 employees - including more than 1,600 providers and nearly 4,700 nurses.Our health plan serves more than 580,000 members statewide and offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (Centennial Care) and Commercial health plans.About Our Regional Delivery SystemPresbyterian's Regional Delivery System is a network of six hospitals and medical centers throughout rural New Mexico including locations in Clovis, Espanola, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Socorro and Tucumcari. Our regional facilities are home to more than 1,600 clinical and non-clinical employees who help make Presbyterian the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 statewide employees. With a variety of services ranging from general surgery to pediatrics to heart and cancer care, our regional employees are proud to provide close-to-home care for their communities.We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.About New MexicoNew Mexico continues to grow steadily in population and features a low cost-of living.Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture - from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes.New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.Offer Disclaimer: The compensation range for this role takes into account a wide range of factors, including but not limited to experience and training, internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. Compensation decisions are dependent upon the facts and circumstances of each offer. Minimum Offer: USD $27.11/Hr. Maximum Offer: USD $41.39/Hr.

Keywords: Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Santa Fe , Echocardiographer, Other , Santa Fe, New Mexico

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