Cardiac Echo Tech - As Needed - Varied Day Shifts
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I. Position Function:
Under the direction of the Chief Echo Technologist this person performs services utilizing diagnostic ultrasound equipment specifically of cardiac structures.
Performs and initially interprets Cardiac Echo Studies including Two-Dimensional Echo, Doppler, Contrast Studies, Trans-Esophageal, Stress Echo and Dobutamine Stress Echo, Intra-Operative Studies, Valvuloplasties in Cath Lab, and Research Studies. Communicates with different areas of Cardiology Department, other hospital departments, and Echo Lab to facilitate delivery of service.
Performs echocardiograms at a technical level not requiring constant supervision.
II. Job Relationships:
Supervised by and/or reportable to the following by job category:
- Chief Echo-technologist
- Chief Medical Echo Lab Director
- Nurse Manager/Cardiology
Must be able to collaborate and effectively communicate with physicians and other health care professionals.
IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,
and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."
Perform echocardiograms (TEE, DOBUTAMINE STRESS ECHO, EXERCISE ECHO) both in the lab and in the intensive care units.
Assists cardiology fellows and nurses during special echo procedures.
Recognize and act upon abnormal echo results requiring immediate response.
Assist in scheduling special echo procedures and arrange for all necessary personnel.
Data entry of echo results, generating formal reports. Dispersal of reports to referring physicians and patient floors.
Maintain logs of all patients studied and enter all patient data into the computer.
Prepare material for weekly echocardiography conference, Grand Rounds, and other instructional situations.
Participate in research studies.
Assist in training cardiology fellows in echo technique.
Maintain and properly clean all echo equipment; i.e., probe filters, etc.
B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:
Maintain a clean and orderly environment in labs. Restock supplies and laundry daily.
Arrange for patients to be transported to and from lab. When necessary, return patient to the floor.
Insure the safety and comfort of all patients in the lab.
Properly route data-processing charge tickets.
Communicate effectively with staff, in the Labs, Department and in other hospital areas and physician offices.
Answer phones, echo results, scheduling, transport, confer with physicians.
Cross-strains to the exercise lab.
Applies loop monitors.
Performs EKG's, vital signs and phlebotomy.
V. Reporting Requirements:
This person shall be accountable for maintaining the confidentiality, and security of all hospital-related, medical staff-related, and patient-related data and information.
This person shall be accountable for abiding by all relevant hospital policies and procedures.
College degree or prior medical background (Nursing, X-Ray).
Plus 2 years classroom and at least 1600 hours hands-on experience.
1-5 years experience performing Echocardiograms.
1 year experience in a hospital-based echo lab.
Highly trained in Echocardiography, with strong knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and disease process.
Basic computer knowledge, and some typing skills
Basic sterile techniques.
Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Must be able to work independently.
Certification by the Registry of Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers or registry eligible.
A minimum of 1-year hands-on echo experience in a hospital-based lab.
Must have performed trans-thoracic echo studies with doppler and color doppler, exercise and dobutamine stress echo tests.
Must have assisted with transesophageal echoes.
Important COVID message
Please note, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way.