Echo Technologist - Days - Rio Grande City

Allied Health Rio Grande City, Texas


Description

Position at DHR Health

**** This position will be located in Rio Grande City****
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for performing all assigned diagnostic echocardiograms and in a timely manner.  Performs procedures according to physician’s orders in the patient’s chart or per prescription on outpatients.  As a member of the care team, the Echo Technologist is responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of patient care. 

POSITION EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, Cardiovascular Technology Program  or Radiology Program that is accredited.
  • RDCS or RCS recommended
  • RVT certification is required;
  • BLS and/or CPR certification required.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required. 
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of patients, management and physicians

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

  • Two (2) years experience in a healthcare setting as a Vascular Technologist or Echo Tech.
  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge in anatomy and pathology.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Present images and preliminary findings to physicians and the healthcare team.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Requires good communication and organizational skills.
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment
  • Responsible for performing accreditation standard procedures in a timely manner.
  • Prepares necessary supplies and equipment for scheduled procedures.
  • Performs necessary quality control on equipment.
  • Responsible for the care and cleanliness of equipment, supplies, and work area.
  • Performs all echo procedures as per procedure protocols
  • Performs at a proficient level, all tasks within the specialty area.
  • Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders and directions.
  • Able to perform the necessary functions on the facility's computer system.
  • Completes accurate documentation on patient records according to policy.
  • Documents all pertinent patient information on worksheets for physician to interpret.
  • Ensures exams are verified and completed for charging on Echo PACS systems.
  • Demonstrates accuracy, and the ability to closely follow established procedures.
  • Must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
  • Must project a professional image. 
  • Ability to recognize abnormal EKG’s and report findings immediately to the referring physician.
  • Able to lift and position patients for procedures as needed.
  • Ability to move imaging system to needed areas of the department.
  • Maintain equipment and procedure competencies.
  • Other duties as assigned