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Echo Technologist

Company: CHI Health Saint Francis Medical Center
Location: GRAND ISLAND
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:

Performs high quality diagnostic cardiac and echocardiography procedures. Maintains accurate documentation of results and reports to physicians as directed.


Responsibilities

1. Performs various diagnostic cardiology and echocardiography exams including but not limited to:
a. Cardiac Imaging
i. Echocardiography
ii. Exercise stress echo
iii. Chemical stress echo
iv. Transesophageal echo
b. Noninvasive Cardiac Testing
i. Electrocardiograms (ECG)
ii. Holter/Event monitor applications
iii. Non-imaging stress testing
2. Corroborates clinical history and assesses patient for appropriateness of ordered procedure.
3. Provides patient education, applies patient relations skills and maintain confidentiality of patients and customers in a safe and professional manner.
4. Assumes responsibility for assigned area, reporting equipment malfunctions and procedure difficulties.
5. Is responsible for completing quarterly mandatory education requirements.
6. Assumes responsibility for personal and professional development through participation in department meetings, in-service programs, and continuing education programs.
7. Performs value-added activities that result in positive customer satisfaction and/or financial performance.
8. Participates in Quality Improvement and Accreditation activities as assigned.
9. Participates in all safety, security, and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.
10. When scheduled on-call, must be able to respond within 30 minutes of notification.
11. May require light travel or floating to other CHI Health facilities and/or outreach sites as needed to provide staffing support. This applies to all locations.
12. All team members are responsible for maintaining a positive work environment and participating in departmental problem-solving.
13. Other duties as assigned by department leader.


Qualifications


Education:

- Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or equivalent clinical job training


Licenses & Certifications:

- Registered in Adult Cardiac Sonography (RDCS-AE) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
- Graduates of an accredited sonography program who meet criteria for the registry exam are eligible for hire. An RDCS credential must be obtained within 12 months of hire date.
- AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
- Effective 01/01/2019, all current associates who hold a CCI or ARRT ultrasound registry prior to this date will not be required to obtain an ARDMS registry in their current modality. Any subsequent registries must be obtained through the ARDMS.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

- Must be familiar with standard cardiac ultrasound views, equipment, and controls.
- Knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.
- Knowledge of basic maintenance and upkeep of equipment.
- Ability to effectively communicate with team members, physicians, patients, hospital staff, and departmental supervisor in a courteous and professional manner.
- Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and professional standards.
- Demonstrates personal traits of motivation, quality, teamwork, professionalism, and integrity. Ability to communicate clearly when explaining purpose of procedure and assuring patient understanding and cooperation.
- Ability to load ultrasound and other diagnostic gear and operate vehicle large enough to accommodate equipment.


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Keywords: CHI Health Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island , Echo Technologist, Other , GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska

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