Mercy Cedar Rapids
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
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
Frequent = 34-66% of workday
Occasional = 33% or less of workday
Physical Demand Requirements
Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently
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