Tracking Code: 200383

Echocardiograph Technician - Non-Invasive Cardio Services - Days

Location: Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA
Schedule: Full Time

Position Function: Under the direction of leadership, provides echocardiograms in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the Hospital and Cardiovascular Services.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Unit Based Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Core Values: Service, Integrity, Compassion
1. Demonstrates service excellence and patient and family centered care by showing respect, honesty, fairness and a positive attitude toward all customers.
2. Maintains confidentiality.
3. Demonstrates dependability, to include attendance and punctuality.
4. Is accountable - takes initiative and ownership of issues.
5. Displays a professional demeanor. Represents hospital in a positive way. Has a compassionate working relationship with patients and families.
6. Assumes personal responsibility for 2-way communication. Communicates and listens effectively with patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers, and community.
7. Supports coworkers, initiatives and a patient and family centered philosophy; pitches in; does own part and helps others.
8. Works to continuously improve work environment/processes (Performance Improvement). Demonstrates a patient and family centered focus when considering/developing improvement solutions.
9. Represents willingness/enthusiasm to create, embrace and facilitate change.
10. Develops self and others; supports a learning environment; leads by example. Encourages patients and families to give feedback and suggestions for improvement.
11. Develops working relationships critical to the organization including patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers, and community.
12. Encourages others by providing recognition and support.

Technical Excellence
1. Thinks critically; utilizes sound judgment; promptly reports potential risks.
2. Maintains state of art knowledge of area of specialty, healthcare trends and practice, and populations served.
3. Maintains a level of computer literacy appropriate to their role.
4. Meets and maintains current all unit specific and organizational skills/competencies, certifications/licensures, as required.
5. Completes hospital-required reviews, e.g. HIPAA, safety, health screening,
care concerns, and others as assigned.
6. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals.
Job Class Specifics
1. Maintains a neat, clean, and safe environment for patients and staff; communicates housekeeping needs as appropriate.
2. Routinely demonstrates competency and adherence to all organizational safety directives and P&Ps including, but not limited to: Fire, "Right to Know" (MSDS), HIPAA, Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control, Life Safety (Utilities), and department specific safety procedures as evidenced in daily performance of job functions and successful response to drills and incidents.
3. Recognizes and consistently responds to priorities and changes in the work schedule; adapts to changes in the workload. Performs well in emergency situations.
4. Routinely consults with the supervisor concerning unfinished procedures and/or rescheduling of procedures. Demonstrates a willingness to accommodate overtime requirements or changing priorities in the workplace.
5. Performs procedures in accordance with established departmental policy and procedure; assures accuracy for proper test interpretation, recognizing the importance and relationship to patient care.
6. Contributes/participates in quality improvement activities throughout the year.
7. Wears ID badge at all times.
8. Ensures that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized and efficient manner.
9. Verifies correct procedure by checking physician's orders on chart and/or requisition.
10. Verifies correct patient by following department/hospital's patient identificiation policy.
11. Understands and applies age/population-related physiological/anatomical differences when performing tests.
12. Explains the testing procedures to be performed to the patient; giving explanations that are easily understood by patients, family or significant others.
13. Regularly displays a conscious and professional attitude when meeting and providing for the needs of customers; verifies correct patient by following the hospital's patient identification policy.
14. Assists patients in preparation for testing; helps patients to undress, as necessary; provides gowns, sheets, or enclosures to insure privacy. Requests unauthorized individuals to vacate the area.
15. Obtains and documents on Echo Worksheet Form the indication for exam as well as a medical history from patient to include present symptoms, medications, allergies, and family history
16. Performs duties in an independent manner with little or no need for direct supervision; seeks guidance and direction as necessary.
17. Evaluates, recognizes and documents any abnormalities in tests recorded.
18. Demonstrates competence in establishing and administering intravenous contrast following department's P&P.
19. Consults with interpreting physician prior to performing additional procedures, as appropriate, and documents in record.
20. Demonstrates ability to perform complete exam. Complete exam to include standard views from multiple planes, all appropriate measurements, and doppler flows. Demonstrates proper patient positioning, transducer selection and placement, optimization of equipment gain and display settings.
21. Follows up procedures by checking Universal Viewer for correct image and documentation transfer from modality.
22. Accurately and correctly prepares appropriate calculations for the interpreting physician.
23. Observes, records, and reports any changes in the patient's condition and/or behavior, prior to and/or after procedure to the physician.
24. Recognizes and responds to priorities in departmental duties; adapts to changes in the workload.
25. Organizes testing schedule; prioritizes STATS, inpatients and outpatients to accommodate workload.
26. Prepares patient testing room, equipment, and supplies used in test procedures.
27. Places completed tests in interpreting physician's reading que.
28. In EPIC, enters orders noting accuracy of information--correct patient name, correct medical record number, birth date, ordering physician, and account number. Edits orders to the correct status to bill procedure. Amends orders, as needed, to correct date, procedure, ordering physician and/or reason for exam.
29. Receives requests for scheduling of Echocardiograph procedures. Effectively uses Meditech Community Wide Scheduling system to complete requests received from patients, physician's offices, nursing homes, nursing floors. Schedules Echocardiograph procedures appropriately in accordance with departmental guidelines. Instructs, as appropriate, on required preps for requested procedures.
30. Recognizes and performs duties to assist coworkers with procedures as assigned; follows directions accurately.
31. Competently illustrates and demonstrates scanning methods, anatomy and function to students/employees as needed. Works well within the Echocardiography student program.
32. Completes ERFs/injury reports accurately and within 24 hours.
33. Creates a positive experience for patients, families, and co-workers by using customer service skills in daily work routine.
34. Maintains continuing education credits as required by Registry; proactively renews certifications/renewals before the due date.
35. Performs other duties as assigned.

General Requirements

The following requirements are expected of all employees:

Core Values: Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, Service
Annual Health Screening with Infection Control and Blood Borne Pathogens Education
Safety Awareness: Hospital Fire, Safety, and Disaster procedures
Confidentiality: Maintains employee and patient confidentiality.
Attendance: Regular attendance is an essential function of the position
Leadership Standards:
Character: Attitude, Integrity, Role Modeling
Job Performance: Results orientation, Customer focus, Decision making, Awareness
Interpersonal Skills: Communication, Relationship-building, Team player, Celebration
Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking, Knowledge-Building/Sharing, Coaching/Empowering, System Vision & Management

Physical and Mental Requirements: Classified as medium work by Dictionary of Occupational titles: May exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or greater than negligible (up to 10 pounds) force constantly in order to move objects.
- Lifts and carries up to 50 pounds for distances of 100 feet occasionally.
- Pushes/pulls up to 400 pounds frequently.
- Occasional bending, twisting, and squatting during normal shift.
- Reaches to heights of up to 2 feet overhead occasionally.
- Walks throughout the hospital frequently during shift, with sitting and standing interspersed.
- Ability to move rapidly in response to unpredictable emergencies that could happen one or more times per shift.
- Visual acuity with depth and color perception in order to operate ultrasound equipment, view computer screen and decipher fine print.
- Auditory acuity with ability to hear phone conversation, overhead pages, alarms, and normal voice tones when not facing the individual.
- Manual dexterity and digital sensitivity to adjust equipment controls and operate hand and foot controls on ultrasound equipment, beds, etc.
- Good hand/eye coordination.
Possesses good general mental health; ability to work under pressure; ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form; must establish priorities among the essential functions of the job and coordinate these functions with others; ability to speak, read, and write the English language. .

Working Environment: Work is performed in a clean, well-ventilated indoor environment; possible exposure to patients with infectious diseases or to body fluids which may contain infectious agents.

Reporting Structure: Reports to the respective leader over the area. In his/her absence, reports to the Director of Patient Services. Establishes and maintains working relationships with all modalities within the Diagnostic Imaging department, other departments, physicians and the public.

Disclaimer: These essential job functions are requirements of the position, which must be performed either with or without reasonable accommodation. The essential job function list is intended to be a guide rather than a limitation. The Chambersburg Hospital possesses the right to add new responsibilities to the list as business demands dictate. Some of the essential job functions may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat/significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.
By identifying essential job functions, we are in no way stating or implying that these required tasks are the only activities that are to be performed by the employee occupying this position. In addition, employees will also be expected to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties that are included in the job description. The preceding requirements represent only the minimum acceptable levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities that a job incumbent must possess; in order to perform the job successfully, the incumbent will possess additional aptitudes so as to perform the other duties that the job description entails.

Qualifications and Standards

Education: High School graduate or equivalent required. Successfully completes the educational requirements as established by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

Experience: Experience applying customer service behaviors and communication skills required. One year cardiography experience preferred. Must possess an excellent working knowledge of cardiac and pulmonary anatomy/pathology, the cardiac patient, and treatment of cardiac diseases.

Certifications/Licensure: Credentialed as a Registered Echocardiogram Technician or as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) required. CPR certification required.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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Franklin County, named after Benjamin Franklin, was officially formed in 1784. One of its two main towns, the borough of Chambersburg, lies 13 miles north of Maryland and is known for its "green, safe environment." In the southern part of Franklin County, the borough of Waynesboro sits just two miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line and is known for its rich industrial history.

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