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Echo Cardio Technologist

Company: Waterbury Hospital
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

The Cardiac Sonographer is a highly specialized technologist who is proficient in the use of complex ultrasound imaging equipment to produce high quality images for diagnostic purposes. Population served is primarily adolescent, adult and older adult.Scope of practice includes full and limited echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, contrast and agitated saline studies, LV strain 3D and carotid ultrasound studies. The cardiac sonographer works under the direction of the technical and medical director reporting to the Director of Cardiology and the Cardiac Diagnostic Center. Participation in QA activities is required. Weekends and call rotation required.RESPONSIBILITIES:Perform echocardiograms on assigned patient population on inpatients and outpatients: including stress echocardiograms, TEE, TTE, LV strain, contrast and agitated salinePerform vascular ultrasound studies at the outpatient diagnostic centerAdministers IV contrast via protocolDevelops preliminary report using applicable systemComplies with IAC standardsProperly identify and orient patient to equipment, function and examInteracts and communicates with the patient population effectivelyMaintain adequate records of all examsComplete required recordkeeping in a timely manner including IAC recordsEnsures efficient and consistent department operations; accepting add-on patients as required; prioritizing care and managing the echo scheduleTakes clinical direction from technical director, lead echo tech and medical directorMaintain equipment, exam room and work area to ensure patient and staff safety; adhering to regulationsParticipate in the quality improvement program for the departmentPerforms on call functions and accepts weekend rotation as requiredPerform all other duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTS:Graduate of an accredited echosonography programOne (1) to three (3) years adult cardiac (and vascular ultrasound experience for OP diagnostic center) Excellent working knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathological processes of the cardiovascular system,Credentialing in echocardiography required from one of the following: ARDMS (RDCS), CCI (RCS) or CARDUP; RVT or RVS certification required for the outpatient diagnostic centerCurrent knowledge of ultrasound techniques, principles and procedures.Current BLS certification.Ability to work independently making technical decisions to obtain comprehensive and accurate information and convey clearly to physicians for diagnosis/treatmentMust possess good communication, interpersonal and customer service skillsAbility to work in a fast paced environment including exposure to all patient elements, i.e. blood borne pathogens, lifting, stretching, pulling of patients, pushing of stretchers/beds and ultrasound machine required. Standing/walking required, as well as the ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Basic computer skills and ability to access internet and other programsPerform automated functions that fall within job responsibility.THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION COVERS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DUTIES PERFORMED BUT DOES NOT EXCLUDE OTHER OCCASIONAL WORK ASSIGNMENTS NOT MENTIONED, THE INCLUSION OF WHICH WOULD BE IN CONFORMITY WITH THE FACTOR DEGREES ASSIGNED TO THIS JOB.Location: Waterbury Hospital Cardiac Diagnostic CenterSchedule: Full Time, Days, 40 HR Days 4x10hrsby Jobble

Keywords: Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury , Echo Cardio Technologist, Other , Waterbury, Connecticut

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