Job Summary

Performs diagnostic procedures to assess cardiac structures and hemodynamics in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
  • Perform noninvasive ultrasound procedures, Doppler vascular examinations, deep abdominal studies and color-flow ultrasound as required.
  • Selects appropriate equipment for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications.
  • Explains the test to the patient. Instructs and assists the patient in assuming the physical position for examination.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for examination.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Selects a transducer and adjusts the equipment controls according to the organ to be examined, the depth of field and other specifications of test.
  • Enters test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.
  • Moves transducer, by hand, over specified area of the body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.
  • Produces images of internal organs and records diagnostic data in PACS
  • Obtains permanent record by transferring images into PACS.
  • Evaluates technical quality of images.
  • Discusses test results with supervisor or attending physician.
  • Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.
  • Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
  • Maintains records of ultrasound exams, archiving and de-archiving data as required; calculates, compiles and records data from numerical readings on patient's medical record and related documents.
  • Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction.
  • Calibrates, cleans and performs routine maintenance on equipment to ensure proper functioning; cleans and sterilizes instruments, supplies and equipment; stocks and replenish supplies as needed.
  • Documentation meets current standards and hospital policy.
  • Provides care appropriate to the condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric, and general population.

Regulatory Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is desirable.
  • Successful completion of an approved one (1) year program in ultrasound technology.
  • Must be eligible for registry by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
  • One (1) year of cardiovascular imaging experience.
  • CCI credentialed or eligible.
  • Certification in area of specialty.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate.

Why Crescent Regional?

At Crescent Regional Hospital, our goal is, and always has been, to cultivate a community of doctors, Nursing, and administrators to breathe new life into a previously dying hospital as to provide a continuum of care for the communities of Lancaster, DeSoto, and all surrounding areas. Unwavering in our vision and determined to not just be a choice in healthcare, but the choice in healthcare we need to hire the best from the community as to give the best care for the community.

Being of relative size to the communities we serve, both in staff and structure, allows us the ability to collaborate with and learn from one another as a means to provide treatment which is extensive, thorough, and specific to each patient. And because our internal culture is one of recognizing individual strengths and accomplishments, everyone gets their deserved moment to shine. As members of the Crescent Regional Family, we build one another up because we understand when we strive, our patients and community thrive which perpetuates us all into excellence.

We thank you for your interest in seeking employment with Crescent Regional Hospital and look forward to working with you when you become part of the Crescent Regional Family!