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Echocardiograph Technician

Company: Physicians East
Location: Greenville
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Echocardiography Technologist FLSA Status: Non-exempt About us Physicians East, a team of skilled healthcare professionals united to meet the challenge of delivering quality, cost-efficient, comprehensive healthcare to the people of Eastern North Carolina. About the role: We are looking for an employee who is energetic, compassionate, a professional communicator with a good bedside manner who can multi-task and easily adapt to change. You will produce detailed images of the cardiac muscle and help to gauge heart function in patients. You will set up, monitor, adjust complex ultrasound equipment, and offer positive and professional communication with cardiologists and extenders. Supervision Received: Reports to Manager of Diagnostics. Supervision Exercised: None. Typical Physical Demands: Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Involves standing and walking. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing. Typical Working Conditions: Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, and other conditions common to a clinical environment. Responsibilities: Prepare and position patients for echocardiography exam and explain procedure to patient. Prepares for examinations by checking equipment, taking inventory of supplies, replenishing stock as needed, reviewing physician orders and patient schedules, readying recording equipment and inputting patient information. Perform clinical activities relating to echocardiography examinations. Produces high-quality imaging by accurately positioning transducer, monitoring display, listening to signals, adjusting beam strength and focus, detecting artifacts that mimic abnormalities, and recording images. Records examination details, produces measurements of heart wall, chamber size, and blood flow direction and velocity and comparing measurements to established norms. Participate in QA activities including data collection, categorizing information, and completing forms. Must be able to perform 2D M-mode echocardiograms and color flow dopplers within a 45-minute period. Must have complete understanding of all the various transducer positions and the ability to recognize when and how to deviate from standard transducer position. Use substantial judgment in operating, interpreting, and adapting instruments and equipment to the needs of each patient. Assist in the development and implementation of departmental policy and procedures to solve specific operating problems and improve patient care. Works with Radiology Work List (RIS) and Echo PACS system. Compile and prepare preliminary reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Responsible for tracking echo reports and charging procedures performed. Offer advice concerning echocardiography procedures and equipment. Maintain conformance with specific operational standards. Maintains patient confidentiality and protects operations by following established procedures to safeguard confidential information. Performs related work as required. Location & commitments FT role based at our Greenville Arlington location, Monday-Friday, 730 a.m. - 4 p.m. or 830 a.m. - 530pm Overtime may be required to ensure patients are taken care of, tasks are completed, and calls are returned in a timely manner. Candidate requirements: Must be a graduate from an accredited echocardiography program. Work requires completion of an approved program in Sonography. A Certification or registry is required from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers (RDCS). A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience as an Echocardiography Technologist is preferred. Maintain a high level of proficiency in all aspects of echocardiography by maintaining current knowledge and clinical skills. Participation in professional activities related to personal and professional development, which contributes to effectiveness of the department. Affirmative Action/EEO statement Physicians East, an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity, which includes status as a transgender individual), national origin or ancestry, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information (including family medical history), physical or mental disability, or other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodation will be made for people with disabilities during the application process and/or at the time of employment. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources Department as early as possible in the application/employment process. Contact HR Office at 252-413-6368 or email Disclaimer Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. PI207768541

Keywords: Physicians East, Greenville , Echocardiograph Technician, Professions , Greenville, North Carolina

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