Cardiac Echo Technologist - Cardiology Services - Day

Ephrata, PA | Clinical Care | Cardiology | FTE: 0.9 | Regular | Tracking Code: 102266

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Schedule
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Rotation: Call rotation

General Summary

Performs routine diagnostic cardiac ultrasound procedures at an advanced specialist skill and knowledge level.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs routine & advanced cardiac ultrasound techniques and examinations such as; adult echocardiograms, preps and acquires stress echocardiograms, pediatric echocardiograms and peds clinic, 3D echo, research studies, assists the physicians with transesophageal echocardiograms, operative transesophageal echocardiograms, mitral valve clips and transcatheter aortic valve replacements.
  • Supervises, assists, and evaluates students in the clinical education setting.
  • Obtains intravenous access and administers intravenous contrast agents such as Definity and Optison. Performs Saline Bubble Studies.
  • Prepares preliminary echocardiogram reports and measurements for physicians.
  • Performs portable tests in patient rooms when necessary.
  • Positions and transfers patients safely and comfortably.
  • Explains procedures to patients.
  • Clerical duties such as, scheduling patients, ensuring accurate billing codes, answering phones.
  • Maintains equipment in efficient operating order; performs preventative maintenance on a regularly scheduled basis; contacts Biomed Department for major malfunctions.
  • Knowledge and routine use of a digital image storage system (PACS) and associated workflow software.
  • Assists Echo Team Leader in the planning and presentation of peer to peer continuing education in-services on current & future Echocardiology exam protocols, techniques and image data analysis in support of current and future advanced cardiac procedures.

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Assists the Team Leader with routine Quality Improvement measurements & data as required by ICAEL/IAC.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and in-service meetings
  • Maintains appropriate records, reports, and files as required.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • Associates Degree Required

Work Experience:

  • 3 years Relevant experience. Required

Licenses:

  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer-Adult Echocardiography Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer-Fetal Echocardiography Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer-Pediatric Echocardiography Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer Upon Hire Required and
  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required

Courses and Training:

  • Accredited program in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography. Upon Hire Required
Brandon Reaser
Brandon Reaser
Talent Acquisition Consultant

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