Echo Tech

Job ID: J142539
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny General Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Mar 11, 2019

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GENERAL OVERVIEW

Performs cardiac ultrasound imaging including Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE), Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE), Pharmacological and exercise stress echocardiography and may perform contrast imaging per approved protocols.

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

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDCS),or ARRT or CCI Registered Technologist, or registry eligible. (Must obtain certification within one year of employment.)
  • CPR certified.
  • May require driver's license.

Preferred

  • Two years experience performing echocardiograms preferred.

To apply please email Jessica.Lintz@ahn.org

Summary

Performs cardiac ultrasound imaging including Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE), Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE), Pharmacological and exercise stress echocardiography and may perform contrast imaging per approved protocols.

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