Title:  Echocardiographer PRN CVOPD (Sutherland)-Germantown Job

Date:  Feb 1, 2024
Facility:  Germantown (0204)

Summary

The Echocardiographer I is responsible for performing echocardiogram and exercise echocardiogram examinations, including color flow mapping, cardiac doppler imaging and 2-D m-mode, without the assistance of a cardiologist, on assigned patients. The Level II Tech demonstrates a higher level of technical knowledge  and has met the Echocardiographer Level I requirements. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

 

 

Graduate of an accredited program in diagnostic cardiac or medical sonography or cardiac ultrasound (program of at least 12 months)

 

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  • Must be credentialed as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) in Adult or Pediatric Echo from American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

 

  • Current AHA “Heartsaver” Certification.

 

PREFERRED:

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SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

Associates in this job prior to 3/22/08 will qualify with H.S. diploma.

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Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Demonstrated competency in performing Echo examination in the designated area.
  • Applies comprehensive technical knowledge to carry out more complex assignments.
  • Ability to perform competently and efficiently in crisis situations.
  • Ability to perform the preceptor role in the training of new echocardiographers.
  • Demonstrates the ability to guide, teach, and mentor other techs and serve in a charge capacity.
  • Ability to perform and assess vital signs and take appropriate actions if necessary.
  • Ability to understand and prepare moderately complex written materials, such as patient records.
  • Ability to communicate verbally with Associates, physicians and other outside professionals.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgement.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of work flow.
  • Ability to float throughout MLH sites and/or clinics to perform procedures if needed.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Performs routine, emergency, Doppler, and special (including Contrast Echos and TEE Echos) procedures on patients without the assistance of a cardiologist or other physician. 
  • Accurately perform GLS strain and heart model on TTE exams per ASE guidelines.
  • Perform basic TEEs knowing correct anatomy and making accurate measurements.
  • Serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to new and less experienced echocardiographers and students.
  • Attends and participates in, as a member or chairperson, in departmental/hospital committees or group meetings as appointed or assigned.  Participates in quality monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Demonstrates effective customer relations skills, promotes a positive work environment, and contributes to the overall team effort.
  • In emergency situations, initiates code procedures, administers first aid or CPR as indicated.
  • Cleans equipment; performs minor repairs; reports the need for any major repairs.
  • Must be available for on-call if required and respond within the designated time frame for emergency procedures.
  • Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.


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