Assesses patients during patient care and performs all cardiac echo procedures.
Plans, prioritizes and organizes ultrasound workload, ensuring developmentally appropriate care Assesses and prioritizes referrals for echo examinations.
Ensures the ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) principles of imaging are applied to the examination.
Performs echocardiograms individualized according to the patient’s need.
Participates in the training and development of new employees on equipment and procedures applicable to the area of operations, maintaining alignment with the department’s and Sidra’s training objectives and plans.
Assesses learning needs and professional capabilities related to the specialty area and individual staff assigned in that area
Plans, delivers and evaluates clinical education, grounding strategies in adult education theory and evidence-based practice
Designs, delivers, assesses, evaluates and continuously improves learning (including e-learning) in line with identified needs and planned outcomes
Promotes and works collaboratively in a team environment to achieve planned outcomes
Supports the assessment of clinical competence and audits compliance with Sidra standards of care
Documents and reports all clinical education activities against policy and compliance standards including progress and potential problems
Participates in standby and on-call staffing for the Cardiology Imaging service, as appropriate for education, training, and experience.
Ensures systems and standards that promote patient safety and safe practices for delivering patient care for the modality are adhered to as directed.
Performs M-mode, 2-D, 3D, Strain, stress echocardiography as required per protocol.
Assists Cardiologists, Interventionlists, Surgeon with TTE, TEE, and Epicardial echocardiograms.
Provides ultrasound modality expertise in reference to the ultrasound service,
Assists in the maintenance and development of the Ultrasound Service.
Assists in the preparation of departmental and organizational policies, procedures, standards, and regulations.
Ensures compliance with departmental and organizational policies, procedures, standards, and regulations.
Maintains accurate and concise records of all imaging received by the patient using the appropriate systems.
Maintains a high level of expertise in managing faults/issues effectively to guarantee the safe operation of the ultrasound equipment.
Ensures optimal utilization of resources.
Implement quality improvement initiatives.
Participates in competency assessment of students
Participates in mandatory training.
Practices continual professional development to ensure the maintenance of professional licensure and certifications.
Monitors and maintains stock levels for consumables.
Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Sonography Or
Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field Or
Associate’s Degree or Diploma in Medical Sonography or health-related field
*candidates applying for the scope of sonographer from the UK will also need to provide the Postgraduate certificate and transcript along with the above requirements as there is no national registry exam in Sonography in the UK.
Evidence of ongoing professional and personal development
Demonstrated knowledge of clinical cardiac physiology
Demonstrated skills required for performing Dobutamine stress echocardiography
Demonstrated ability to perform and report adult and Pediatric transthoracic echocardiograms
Demonstrated ability to interpret echo and Doppler data with a written report of findings
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Radiology Information Systems (RIS), Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS), Cardiovascular Picture Archiving Communications Systems (CPACS), and CVIS(Cardiovascular information systems)