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Category
Technicians
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Department
Cardiology
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Schedule
Per-Diem
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Shift
Day
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Hours
8 Hour Shift
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Location
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Job #
R0253082
  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • Performs echocardiography studies on all patient populations served in the in-patient and out-patient Cardiology units. Performs transesophageal, stress echocardiography as ordered. May be cross trained in EKG performance and record keeping.
  • Reports to
    • Manager, Cardiology
  • Supervises
    • None
  • Ages of Patients
    • Pediatric
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • High Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: Graduate of an accredited Cardiovascular program
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: American Heart Association BLS; RDCS by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers within two (2) years of employment.

      • Preferred: RDCS by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
    • Experience
      • Preferred: Two (2) years experience in cardiovascular ultrasound setting with a minimum of one (1) year in a hospital performing twenty (20) cardiac studies per week.
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • Must be willing and able to provide studies in both the in-patient and out-patient Cardiology units, as needed.
    • Must be willing and able to schedule for "on-call" duty, as needed.
    • Prepares patients for diagnostic procedures to include taking vital signs and measurements, positioning patients and explaining procedures; review medical history of patients.
    • Coordinates with pacer techs in obtaining AV Optimization results.
    • Performs a thorough echocardiography studies (2-D, M-Mode, Color Flow and Spectral Doppler, Transesophageal, Stress Echo applying use of Definity and Bubble Study ) on all patient population served with high technical quality timely and accurately according to policy and procedure.
    • Minimize the number or re-examinations.
    • Confirms presence or absence of skin allergies from patients.
    • Analyzes, organizes data and performs appropriate calculation timely and accurately.
    • Gathers pertinent medical information form the patient record and/or interview.
    • Compiles preliminary interpretations, presents results to physicians timely and accurately for physician interpretation.
    • Documents and processes procedures timely and accurately after imaging according to policy and procedure to minimize delay to reading physician.
    • Ensures patients are comfortable and assists patients as needed.
    • Assists the department during downtime by answering phones, photocopying records, faxing, and distributing correspondence.
    • Assists physicians and with transport of patients willingly and without being prompted.
    • Participates in activities, which results in professional and department growth.
    • Able to appropriately prepare the patient's room and equipment for the echocardiography study.
    • Maintains a clean work area.
    • Process billing charges or credits by the end of the shift according to policy and procedure.
    • Demonstrates the care and operation of equipment used in the Cardiology Department according to technical specifications and application of equipment.
    • Maintains clean, well-stocked equipment with supplies and "in good working order " after each shift.
    • Participates in department's performance improvement and quality assessment programs.
    • Reports any unsafe or mal-functioning equipment to the appropriate personnel and takes the necessary step in processing reported equipment.
    • Complies with policies; uses discretion and follows through with areas of concern.
    • Adheres to hospital infection control guidelines, body mechanics and safety, equipment usage and care.
    • Performs other duties as requested.
       

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