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Echocardiography Specialist

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY 10007
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Position Summary



Under direction, performs complex echocardiography techniques\.



Job Responsibilities



+ Performs echocardiograms and Doppler studies and explains procedures to patients and/or guardians\. Utilizes portable equipment as necessary for performing echocardiograms on patients\.

+ Performs quality assurance related activities\. Maintains statistics, checks equipment, performs preventative maintenance and initiates calls for equipment service as necessary\.

+ Records data, calculations and measurements of echocardiograms according to its anomaly\.

+ Assists in the scheduling of patients requiring an echocardiogram\.

+ Completes and distributes completed reports, digitized studies and videotapes as needed\.

+ Responsible for maintaining a sterile environment\. Ensures standard infection control precautions are observed\.

+ Ensures patient safety is maintained at all times\.

+ Assists with training fellows, visiting physicians, medical students and staff in the performance and interpretation of echocardiogram and Doppler studies\.

+ Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents\. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately\. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery\. May assist with cost control\.

+ Attends workshops, seminars and/or conferences to keep abreast of standards and best practices within the field\. Disseminates information to colleagues and/or staff as appropriate\.



Education



+ Associate's Degree



Experience



Approximately 2 years of experience as an echocardiography specialist, preferably within an academic medical center\.



Completion of a two\-year Allied Health degree and successful completion of a 12\-month CAAHEP approved School of Ultrasound Technology, or Cardiovascular Technology, or equivalent education\.



Must possess credentialing from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers \(ARDMS\) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International \(CCI\) certification in adult cardiac ultrasound, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer \(RDCS\), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer \(RCS\)\.



Must be able to provide proof of work performed during clinical internships\.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities



+ Demonstrated working knowledge of echo\-contrast and stress echocardiography\.



Licenses and Certifications



+ ARDMS Certification

+ Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer \(RDCS\) or registry eligible status

+ BLS certification, issued by the American Heart Association\.



Working Conditions/Physical Demands



Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time\.



Must be able to move 350 pound wheeled equipment as needed\.



Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer\. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information\.
Posted: 2019-08-26 Expires: 2019-09-26

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