Primary Location TN-Nashville-Medical Center East (MCE) - South Tower
Organization VHVI Non-Inv Diag Echo 212482
Echo Tech- (Medical Center East) Heart & Vascular Non-Invasive Diagnostics- FT 4 x 10s Wednesday thru Saturday
Acquires echocardiographic data using transthoracic transducer acquisition with the patient at rest under the supervision and/or direction of a physician. Work includes morphologic imaging, assessment of myocardial function, recording of hemodynamic parameters, visualization of blood flow. May perform stress echocardiographic testing under the direction of a physician. May perform and administer contrast imaging under the direction of a physician.
The team at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute includes some of the top heart and vascular specialists in the nation. We are expanding our team by adding an Echocardiographer to our non-invasive diagnostic program. We offer a stimulating environment which will offer exposure to our growing Structural Heart program. You would be joining a team of 22 sonographers who are dedicated to providing excellent patient service and supporting individualized treatment plans.
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Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant experience
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Within 1 year
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.
Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.