Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Certification by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography [RDCS (AE, PE)], or CCI certification in cardiac sonography.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current Certification by RDCS (ARDMS) or RCS (CCI) Basic Life Support (BLS for Healthcare Providers)
Experience REQUIRED: One (1) years of previous work experience as a Cardiac Sonographer/Technologist
One (1) three (3) years of previous work experience as a Cardiac Sonographer/Technologist
Previous work experience in an academic medical center environment
Graduation from an CAAHEP or CMA Accredited Program in cardiac sonography, or Graduation from a minimum of a 2 year JRC
Accredited Program in Cardiac Sonography that is recognized by the ARRT or Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, JRC-DMS or graduation from a Bachelor's degree program in cardiac sonography.
Education/training PREFERRED: Bachelors Degree in cardiac sonography.
Independent action(s) required:
Cardiac Sonographer/Technologists independently performs or assist the licensed independent practitioner in the completion of ultrasound imaging exams.
Cardiac Sonographer/Technologists independently complete imaging exams based on physicians written order, department protocols, and institutional safety standards.
Cardiac Sonographer/Technologist represent the goals, values, and vision of VCU Health System.
Ensures adherence to regulatory standards, health system and department policies, procedures, processes, and guidelines applicable to role.
Resolves basic service delivery issues. Lead technologists may perform "lead technologist" functions such as coordinating work assignments, workflow, and staffing for an assigned shift/area; serve as clinical or technical resource; provide training.
Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A
Additional position requirements:
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific manager or supervisor.
Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet staffing needs of the health system.
Weekend and other after hours coverage may be required based on workload demand and staffing needs of the health system.
Sonographer/Technologists are considered "Essential Employees" who may be required to report to work in accordance with the VCUHS Policy.
Age Specific groups served: All
Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Walking (distance), Repetitive motion, Prolonged computer interaction
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Other: Fast pace environment, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change
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