Echocardiography technologist

Job ID: J113958
Company: Alle-Kiski Medical Center
Location: Natrona Heights, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny Valley Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Jan 10, 2018

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Performs echocardiographic procedures which include M-Mode, 2D real time, color flow, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler and stress echocardiograms. Assists with transesophageal procedures. Be able to assist during pericardiocentesis and obtain images with the use of contrast. Perform cardiac exercise testing and assist with nuclear cardiology. Must understand and provide preliminary (analysis) of echocardiograph results. Must be able to perform calculations and measurements as required. Assures functioning of the department is within ICAEL standards.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Positions patients, selects anatomic and technical parameters accurately to independently perform ultrasound imaging according to ICAEL protocol efficiently and accurately. Assists the cardiologist with the performance of TEE and stress imaging studies. (65%)
  • Utilizes safety and infection prevention standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures. Cleans equipment including TEE probes per laboratory approved protocol. Maintains adequate supplies for efficient department operations. (15%)
  • Recognizes the need for contrast imaging and may administer if trained and verified as competent per laboratory protocol. (5%)
  • Operates the laboratory ultrasound systems, information systems and databases and enters all required demographic and other data. (15%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDCS), or ARRT or CCI Registered Technologist, or ARDMS certified or eligible. Must obtain certification within one year of employment.
  • CPR certified.
  • May require PA driver's license.

Preferred

  • 1 to 3 years’ experience performing echocardiograms.
  • RDCS certification through American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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