Echo Technician - Cardiology Per Diem Days

Technical 75900 - Cardiology Per Diem Days 8 Hour Per Diem 0700-0900


Description

The Echo Technician II performs ultrasound examinations of the heart and related vessels, including 2D and M-Mode echo cardiology and color-flow Doppler studies (pulsed and continuous), stress echo and transesophageal echo. These procedures are performed on all adults, children and neonates. These procedures are performed according to department and Medical Center standards, and are interpreted by a qualified physician.

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrates competency in interpersonal relationships to the following age groups: Neonates, children, teen-age, and young, middle and geriatric adults.
  • Provides health care services in own job category to the following age groups: Neonates, children, teenage and young, middle, and geriatric adults.
  • Provides patient and family with information/ instructions regarding procedure, evaluating barriers to understanding.
  • Ensures patient safety and confidentiality while performing exam.
  • Prepares patient for exam.
  • Performs all echo procedures including transthoracic, transesophageal, stress echo, 3-D echo, contract echo, bubble study echo. Maintains proficiency in Advances structural heart procedure and imaging acquisition.
  • Adheres to infection control guidelines: uses good handwashing technique, adheres to isolation policy, cleaning equipment between patients.
  • Prepares studies for interpretation by physician, including accurate calculation of cardiac structures.
  • Completes all paper work accurately.
  • Completes daily log of studies accurately.
  • Initiates Code Blue and emergency measures when indicated according to BCLS and hospital policy.
  • Assigns workload and breaks to other techs for the day.
  • Cleans/disinfects/sterilizes TEE probes according to Medical Center policy.
  • Maintains medication security to authorized personnel only.
  • Assumes on-call status and call back as assigned, responding within 30 minutes of receiving call.
  • Transports patients and/or echo equipment as necessary.
  • Evaluates and initiates equipment service/repair and purchase of new equipment.
  • Evaluates and initiates inventory and ordering of supplies.
  • Maintains safe working and patient environment.
  • Utilizes appropriate and effective communication and problem solving skills in all interpersonal interactions.
  • Assists in training and orientation of new employees and students.
  • Participates in department meetings, inservice education, and policy/procedure review.
  • Participates in department and hospital performance improvement activities as assigned.
  • Exercises sound judgment in relating the physician's order to actual conditions of the patient and consults with the Medical Director and/or attending physician in questionable situations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of clinical norms for the following age groups: infants, children, teenage, young, middle and geriatric adults.

Department Specific Competencies

Education

DegreeProgram
High School Diploma/GED or Higher EducationGeneral
Additional Information
Certificate Echocardiography Graduate

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
6 monthsEchocardiography experience in a cardiology office or hospital setting
Additional Information

License / Certification Requirements

RDCS Credential from ARDMS or RCS credential from CCI must obtain within 6 months of hire
BCLS or ACLS Certification