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Cardiac Echo Technician II

Mercy Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids

Job Description

Summary

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing cardiac ultrasound and other non-invasive cardiac procedures of a professional level on all patient populations serviced by the Hospital.

Job/Position Specific Duties

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Ensure that all accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome.
Performs complete study including M MODE, REAL TIME, COLOR FLOW MAPPING and DOPPLER
Interprets all techniques giving internal dimensions, wall motion and flow pattern analysis
Participates in reading with physician and contributes professional knowledge to final diagnostic impression or report.
Maintains all records and quality reports to Intersocietal Commission of Accreditation for Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) standards
Provides high quality cardiac sonograms on a consistent basis according to department policies and procedures.
Demonstrates competency on all Echo equipment and workstations.
Performs proper computer skills to include all appropriate edits, status change and other processes necessary for test interpretation and patient changes.
Troubleshoots reporting issues on GE workstation as necessary.
Reviews each examination for technical accuracy, presenting complete information to appropriate health care provider and communicating pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of the patient after the procedure
Assist physician in necessary procedures involving cardiac studies and ultrasound guidance.
Organizes ICAEL meetings and education as applicable.
Meets with medical director on regular basis as applicable.
Demonstrates competency and proficiency with cardiac stress testing, all forms of EKG's, holter monitoring, event monitoring as applicable.
Fulfills call rotation as scheduled.

Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions

N/A

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated competency in the use of verbal and written medical terminology, echocardiography machine and associated modes, transducers, and computer.

Professional Experience Required vs. Preferred

Ability to demonstrate competency in cardiovascular echocardiography preferred.

Must be able to recognize abnormal structure and be able to correlate this information into a useful study.

Must be able to deviate from normal techniques, when necessary; to develop new techniques.

Must be able to utilize ancillary devices, i.e., selected transducer

Education-Required vs. Preferred

Prefer (2) two years allied health program or two (2) years of college with biological sciences.

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred

Registered or registry eligible as a Cardiac Sonographer required through ARDMS or CCI

Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association guidelines required

ARDMS certification required

Physical Activity Requirements

Constant = 67-100% of workday

Repetitive motion

Pushing

Frequent = 34-66% of workday

Reaching

Standing

Walking

Balancing

Grasping

Feeling

Occasional = 33% or less of workday

Lifting

Fingering

Talking

Hearing

Stooping

Kneeling

Crouching

Pulling

Climbing

Handling

Physical Demand Requirements

Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

Employment Type

Cardiac Echo Technician II FEATUREDCardiac ImagingCedar Rapids, IAFull Time, Day, M-F with callReq # 14952 SummaryThis position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing cardiac ultrasound and other non-invasive cardiac procedures

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