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Medical Assistant /Cardiovascular Echosonography

Mesa, AZ, 85203
August 23, 2012

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Bonnie A. Yazzie, MA, Echosonographer

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Mesa, AZ 85203



To pursue a fulfilling career as a Cardiovascular Echosonographer where my skills, knowledge, and proven abilities will contribute toward outstanding patient care.


-Echocardiography {Adult and Pediatric}: Full Protocol including 2-D echo, M-Mode, Color Flow Doppler, Continuous and Pulse Wave, stress Echoes (Dobutamine and Treadmill), TEE, EKG.

-Vascular studies : Carotid Series, Venous/Arterial - Upper and Lower extremities.

-Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, terminology, Congenital Heart Pathology, Fetal and Neonatal circulation and Embryology.

-U/S Machines: Acuson Sequoia 512 and 128, Hp 5500, Phillips 7500 and IU22, GE Vivid I, 6, 7.

-Ability to work well with others, dependable, honest, pleasant and professional.

-Good organizational and communication skills (written and oral). Fluent in Navajo.

-General computer knowledge: Microsoft Windows XP, Lytec Medical, Word.

-MEDICAL ASSISTING SKILSS: Ability to assist physicians with exams and treatments and to use autoclave, EKG machine, phlebotomy, suture removal, vitals, UA, injections for immunizations and allergies, B12 PPD, Triage, PE‘s, aseptic technique, sterile tray setup, specimen collections and handling. Filing, charting, minor surgeries involving skin lesions, cysts, biopsies, excisions and shavings, Eye lavage, Pap smears, pre-ops, SVN treatments, and establishing referrals and obtain prior auths, acupuncture, EMS/ISO chiropractic treatments, massage, ICD-9/CPT Coding, AP/AR collections, and process billing.

-CPR and AED certified for BLS.

-RDMS, CCI and Sonography Principles and Instrumentation - Eligible


01/2012 to 03/2012 Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility PO Box PH

Fulltime 40hrs/wk Chinle, AZ 86503

Plus OT Adult and Pediatric Echosonographer - Fulfilled a 60 day contract with IHS and the Native American Cardiology Program. Performed Adult and Pediatric Echoes routine and in ICU bedside, using 2-D, M-Mode, CW/PW and Color Flow Doppler. Escorted patient to rooms and prepped pt for echo. Educated pt regarding the ultrasound test. Worked with Pediatric Cardiologist from Flagstaff, Arizona to follow up on children with Congenital Heart Defects. Performed emergency echoes as needed. Processed reports and studies using Ultralink, staying late hours to make sure urgent echoes got read and sent to proper Cardiologist for final echo reading. Worked with EHR and RPMS system to retrieve and forward new consults and worked with Radiology Dept to schedule patients. Cleaned and maintained Ultrasound equipment.

11/2011 to 12/2012 Pediatric Cardiac Utrasound and Congenital Heart Disease

Fulltime 40hrs/wk Externship (5) sites 160hrs

Arizona Pediatric Cardiology Consultants:

- Cambridge 1920 E Cambridge Ave, Ste. 301 Phoenix, AZ 85006

- Glendale Office 5757W Thunderbird Ste. E353 Glendale, AZ 85306

- Scottsdale Office 10250 N 92nd Str. Ste. 212 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

- Mesa Office 1450 S Dobson Rd, Ste 512 Mesa, AZ 85202

Phoenix Children’s Hospital 1919 E Thomas Rd. Bldg C

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Performed and demonstrated complete echocardiographic evaluation of pathophysiology and echocardiographic diagnosis of Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease and cardiomyopathies using 2-D, M -Mode, PW/CW and Color Flow Doppler with complete sweeps and modified views. Performed systemic U/S assessment and quantitative assessment of the pediatric heart using Congenital Heart Pathology, pt history, and associated conditions. Observed pediatric heart transplants, valve replacements, cardiac masses/tumors in OR. Escorted pts to echo rooms, explained to family and pts on procedures and scans. Processed studies/reports and sent to proper cardiologist. Maintained machines/equipment, reviewed other studies, restocked rooms and assisted other lead techs with their studies.

1/2011 to 11/2011 Ultrasound Imaging Medical Group 4250 E. Camelback RD K-170

Fulltime 37hrs/wk Phoenix, AZ 85018

Cardiovascular Echosonographer - Performed Adult echoes and vascular studies - Carotid, Venous/Arterial (upper and lower extremity) utilizing 2-D, M-Mode, Color flow Doppler and diagnosis. Obtained and verified pt history, entered pt data into machine and processed studies/reports and sent to Cardiologist to finalize. Stocked rooms in spare time with gel bottles, towels, sheets etc.

9/2010 to 12/2010 Adult Echo Externship (2) sites- 480hrs

Fulltime 40hrs/wk Advanced Cardiac Specialists 4838 E Baseline Bldg B, Ste 109 -111

Mesa, AZ 85206

Flagstaff Medical Center 1200 N Beaver Str. Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Performed Adult Echoes utilizing 2-D, M-Mode, CW/PW and Color flow Doppler, Stress Echoes (dobutamine and treadmill), and TEE. Performed echoes at bedside, ICU, ER, Stepdown Units in Hospital setting. Attended Staff mtgs, Observed vascular studies, carotid series, vein mapping, renal U/S. Escorted pts to rooms, prepped pt for exam, cleaned U/S machine.

05/2010 to 09/2010 West Coast Ultrasound Institute 4250 E. Camelback RD K-190

PRN 3-5hrs/wk Phoenix, AZ 85018

Tutor - Tutored students in Cardiovascular Echo lab and lecture. Assisting them with their images and lecture notes.

06/2007 to 12/2007 Dr. Raffy Safarian 215 S. Power RD, Ste 220 Mesa, AZ 85206

Fulltime 40 hrs/wk Medical Assistant

5/2004 to 05/2005 Colon and Digestive Health Specialists 8761 E. Bell RD, Ste 105

Fulltime 40hrs/wk Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Medical Assistant

05/2001 to 04/2003 Deseret Family Medicine 1425 S. Greenfield Mesa, AZ 85203

Fulltime 40hrs/wk Medical Assistant

11/2000 to 04/2001 Northern AZ Kidney and Hypertension Ctr. 25 N Beaver, Ste A

Fulltime 40hrs/wk Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Medical Assistant

08/1996 to 09/1999 Chinle Chiropractic PO Box 610 Chinle, AZ 86503

Fulltime 40hrs/wk Medical Assistant/Radiology Limited Tech

07/1998 to 09/1998 Advanced Cardiac specialists 1330 B North Rim Drive

Fulltime 40hrs/wk Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Medical Assistant


West Coast Ultrasound Institute - Pediatric Ultrasound and Congenital Heart Disease

Advance Certificate Program 04/2011 to 12/2011

Fetal and Neonatal Circulation, Cardiac Principles, Embryology, Congenital Heart Pathology

Externship - Arizona Pediatric Cardiology Consultants and

Phoenix Children’s Hospital 11/2011 to 12/2011

West Coast Ultrasound Institute - Adult Cardiovascular Echosonography 10/2009 to 12/2010

Workshops on Renal U/S and Vein Mapping

Externship - Advanced Cardiac Specialists and

Flagstaff Medical Center 10/2010 to 12/2010

Gateway Community College - Radiology/Ultrasound (Prereqs) 2003

Professional Career Development Institute - Medical Transcription 1997

American Institute for Medical and Dental Technology - Medical Assistant/Radiology 1994/95

Utah Valley State College - Nursing Assistant Certified 1991

Navajo Community College - Nursing (Prereqs) 1985


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