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SoutheastHEALTH Echo Tech Registered in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Echo Tech Registered

Licensed Technical
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

CV Diagnostics Full-Time

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Description

Day ShiftThe Registered Echocardiograph Technologist (Echo Tech) is a specialized, highly trained and skilled sonographer with a thorough knowledge of cardiovascular disease and anatomy. The echo tech uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound), and other noninvasive echocardiography testing equipment, to produce images of the heartBegin

  • Perform imaging and non-imaging cardiovascular evaluations which may include exercise tolerance tests, electrocardiograms, stress tests, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).

  • Prepares patient and equipment for procedure, positions patient as appropriate for procedure.

  • Obtains a fully executed informed consent and paperwork for procedure. Reports pertinent information to physician/provider

  • Provides pre and post patient/family education. Explains procedures to patient and addresses patients’ concerns.

  • Discusses with the physician any problems that might result in sub-standard exam or affect patient safety

  • Monitor patients' comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.

  • Utilizes universal precautions on all cases.

  • Performs procedures safely with minimal supervision. Requests assistance when performing unfamiliar procedure, recognizes own limitations.

  • Identifies and corrects potential hazards and safety measures to prevent injury including patient and occupational related hazards

  • Operates equipment in a safe and proper manner

  • Consistently performs quality Doppler and color Doppler Exams

  • Acquires quality Stress Echo and Dobutamine images according to physician and benchmark standards

  • Performs quality transesophageal echocardiograms according to physician expectations

  • Provides images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation.

  • Ability to start, maintain and discontinue IVs per hospital policy

  • Check, test, and maintain cardiology equipment

  • Duties require interaction with different age groups, i.e., neonate, child, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, and requires recognition that different age groups require specialized attention or care

  • Supervise or train other sonographers or students

  • Works hours as needed and requested by leadership, takes rotating call.

  • Rotation between hospital and office sites

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Assumes responsibility for portions of quality assurance program.

  • Pursues ongoing continuing education

Become

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited non-invasive cardiovascular program with a focus in echocardiography studies

  • Satisfactory completion of a recognized course in arrhythmia detection.

  • Registered echocardiograph technologist experience preferred

  • Pediatric cardiovascular experience preferred

  • Registered Diagnostic Sonographer (RDCS) or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) preferred

  • Obtain Echocardiograph Technologist Registration within in one year of employment.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

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