Catholic Health Initiatives ECHO TECHNOLOGIST - CARDIAC CATH LAB - PRN, VARIES in HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas
ECHO TECHNOLOGIST - CARDIAC CATH LAB - PRN, VARIES
JOB SUMMARY :
Performs all diagnostic cardiovascular ultrasound testing including M-Mode, two dimensional, color flow mapping, cardiac Doppler, echo stress testing, transesophageal echo, stress testing, EKG, and Holter application. Supervises all technical aspects of cardiac ultrasound.
- Performs Cardiovascular Ultrasound Procedures
Provides patient/ family with information regarding procedure.
Correctly prepares patient for ultrasound procedures
Demonstrates ability to correctly perform:
a. M-Mode, 2-D, color flow doppler.
b. Stress echo, stress test and pharmaceutical stress testing.
c. Transesophageal Echo.
Recognizes and promptly reports significant finding to physician.
At the direction of the physician and after appropriate training, administers parenteral contrast agents and oral/parental pharmaceutical agents.
- Maintains Equipment and Supplies
Evaluates equipment for safety, troubleshoots problems and promptly
Maintains echo equipment
Demonstrates conservative use of supplies.
3 . Communication
Interacts with customers in a friendly and professional manner.
Facilitates scheduling of sufficient personnel for efficient clinic activities.
Coordinates services between physicians, hospitals, clinics and outreach
Contributes to a congenial work environment.
Serves as preceptor in training CV ultrasound technicians.
Accurately prepares monthly reports for productivity.
Maintains accurate log of echo procedures performed.
Correctly charges for procedures performed.
Assist with the development and update of policy and procedure manual,
Assist Cardiovascular Administrator with capital budget.
Participates in in services and continuing education programs to advance
knowledge of echo testing.
Provides learning opportunities for participants in outreach program.
Attends in - service programs.
Yearly obtains 10 CME hours.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Education: Minimum of two years college with emphasis in medical sciences and mathematics. Meets minimal qualifications for eligibility for registration as an Echocardiographic Technician. Verifiable completion of 18 contact hours of in-service/continuing education in clinical Echocardiography; Registered as a Echocardiographic Technologist.
Experience : Must be ARDMS registered within one (1) year of hire date and must be registered in Vascular technology within two (2) years.
Physical Requirements : Requires repetitive movements and lifting, in excess of 100 pounds, reaching, pulling, pushing, standing and hand-eye coordination.
Skills : Knowledge of all non-invasive cardiovascular testing; working knowledge of physics as applied to ultrasound, cardiovascular and thoracic anatomy, equipment, instrumentation and peripherals for recording and display of studies performed. Ability to evaluate new cardiovascular ultrasound modality/equipment; organizational skills; excellent communications skills; ability to work with multi-disciplinary groups; ability to manage all aspects of the echo lab including personnel and necessary clerical duties.
PRIMARY CUSTOMERS : Physicians, patients, families, other department, hospitals/ clinics.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Director of Heart Station
Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient or other highly sensitive business information and must comply with the terms of SVHS/CHI Policies as they apply to their job role.
Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health
Primary Location ARKANSAS-HOT SPRINGS-CHI HOSPITAL HOT SPRINGS
Daily Schedule PRN, VARIES
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2018-R0170228
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.