ID: 44393992 Shift: 5×8 Hr 13 weeks5x8s8a-5pScrubs: blue top; black bottom Description: JOB SUMMARY: The Echo Tech performs cardiac ultrasound independent of immediatesupervision. Studies include 2D M-mode and pulsed and color flow ultrasound. The Echo Techassists the physician with transesophageal echocardiograms. Maintains a clean safe environmentand performs job responsibilities in a safe manner. Maintains clinical competency as appropriateto the ages developmental stages and special needs of the patients served. Job duties requireweekends holidays and taking call for the department.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Performs diagnostic echocardiograms and stress echo procedures as ordered by physicians.Consistently achieves accurate quality information while performing echocardiographic imagingand following procedural guidelines and protocols. Documents when standards and protocols cannot be followed.2. Explains and clarifies purpose established procedures and possible side effects of eachprocedure to the patient and significant other in order to relieve fears and anxieties associatedwith the diagnostic cardiology procedure. Answers all questions and listens to all patientcomments. Confirms all physician requests and secures and always evaluates patients clinicalhistory for proper clinical indicators and possible contraindicators for procedure requested.Collaborates with attending physician and supervising physician to ensure quality patient care.3. Demonstrates knowledge and use of equipment necessary to perform echocardiograms.4. Plans and coordinates with other team members for an interdisciplinary approach. Includespatient family and/or significant other in the planning process. Participates in decision-makingand in cooperative goal directed efforts.5.Initiates and maintains orderly and complete departmental records. Understands the reportingprocess from study completion to physician interpretation to final report. Prepares types andfiles test interpretations in an appropriate manner. Forwards reports to appropriate nursing unitordering physician office or edical records as needed. Always has an appropriate diagnosis codeprior to doing the procedure and documents correctly. Has a basic understanding of the chargesbilling and coding. 6.Demonstrates current knowledge of clinical field of practice by one or more of the following:current clinical certification presentation of journal articles or attendance to one clinical basedworkshop. Volunteers for hospital initiated community services functions or participates on ahospital based committee. Demonstrates accessibility to staff physicians and customers.Performs role of a preceptor by teaching new or needed skills to staff and students.7. Contributes to the organizational and departmental team environment. Attends alldepartmental and interdepartmental meetings and provides input for improvements. Collaborateswith other departments and agencies to ensure quality patient care. Ensures effectivecommunication with other areas involved in the patient s care. Promotes and assists in a smoothefficient and cost effective delivery of services to patients families and physicians.8. Recommends opportunities for improvement. Utilizes the FOCUS-PDSA model forimprovement activities involved in.9. Participates in accreditation process including quality assurance ranging from collection ofdata to implementing process improvement.MARGINAL FUNCTIONS; Clerically handling of departmental reports and forms.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSGeneral hospital environment with possible exposure to infectious/contagious diseases and hazardous materials. Environment is climate controlled. Light to moderate physical requirements with frequent walking standing stooping and reaching.Lifting of up to 200 lbs. of weight with assistance. Pushing and pulling of up to 450 lbs Schedule Notes:13 weeks5x8s8a-5pScrubs: blue top; black bottomSkills: Skills: BLS through AHA RequiredACLS highly Preferred Required CARDIOLOGY AdditionalEducation: Education: High School Diploma or GED required;Languages: English Read Write Speak English(Speak , Read , Write)Job Category: Clinical – Allied – Travel Guaranteed Hours: 40.00 Contract Weeks:89

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