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Cardiac Sonographer - Iowa Heart Center (West University) - Mercy Medical Center - FT .9 (Days)

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   8/2/2017
Job Title: 
Cardiac Sonographer - Iowa Heart Center (West University) - Mercy Medical Center - FT .9 (Days)
Job Category:   Clinical:Cardiac/Catheter/Perfusion/EKG/EP Lab
Location:   West Des Moines
Job Description:   **Cardiac Sonographer - Iowa Heart Center (West University) - Mercy Medical Center - FT .9 (Days)** **Description** GENERAL SUMMARY : Under supervision, performs echocardiograms or peripheral vascular testing according to established protocol for adult patients of the Iowa Heart Center (IHC). ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : + Maintains proficiency with all cardiac ultrasound equipment and procedures performed at the IHC. + Performs echocardiograms on Iowa Heart Center patients according to established protocol. + Administers IV contrast agents. + Instructs and educates patient regarding the ordered test and prepares the patient for the procedure. + Maintains and completes all necessary paperwork and charting for the business office and medical records. + Maintains equipment in designated testing areas. + Assists in occasional dispensing of medications. + Attends required meetings and participates on committees as requested. + Operate required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS : + Assists in answering the phone and making patient appointment reminder calls. + Escorts patient to testing rooms and to check-out window when appropriate. + Assists with the performance of stress testing. + Assists with stocking medical and office supplies. + Travels to other Iowa Heart Center offices when needed. + Performs related work as assigned. **Qualifications** MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED : + Successful completion of an accredited two year Ultrasonography or Radiologic Technologist program or must meet the educational requirements of the ARDMS for ultrasound training. (ie: 2-year allied health degree or bachelor’s degree) + Registered or registry eligible by the ARDMS Maintains active registry status in ARRT and/ or ARDMS + Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire. + Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks). + Valid Iowa Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law. Additional Responsibilities: + Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times + Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. + Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times + Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines + Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members + Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community **Job** Cardiology (Non-Nursing) **Primary Location** IOWA-WEST DES MOINES-MERCY WEST LAKES **Daily Schedule** Days **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 72 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0122301
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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