OSF Healthcare Careers

Echo Tech II - OSF003241

Hours per week: 0-24 hours
Status (Benefits): Limited
Work Schedule: PRN with call call coverage during the week as well as some weekends. 8-10 hours shifts during the week, weekend call Saturday and Sunday 0700-0700.
Location: 2200 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL, United States

2200 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL, United States

Job Description


The Echo Tech II performs two‑dimensional ultrasonic recordings and Doppler analysis of the heart and related structures, using ultrasound equipment, for use by physicians in the diagnosis of heart disease.  Studies are performed on patient’s age neonate through adult.  The echocardiographer moves a transducer, by hand, over the patient's heart areas, while observing the ultrasound display screen and listens to the Doppler signals to acquire data for measurement of blood flow velocities.  The 2‑D study is stored in CPACS and graphic recordings are made for measurement of chamber size & wall thickness.  Equipment settings and images recorded are selected by the echocardiographer to obtain a quality study. Measurements of Doppler analysis are made to determine physiologic function such as valve areas. Test results are reported to the physician for interpretation.  Other duties performed include assistance with cardiac stress testing, holter monitor analysis, and EKG, holter monitor and event recorder testing as assigned by the Director of Cardiology Services or the Cardiology Clinical Manager.  Participates in an on‑call rotation as directed by the Director of Cardiology. 




High school education. 





Minimum of 2 years of actual performance in echocardiography. 


Previous exposure and current comprehensive knowledge of non invasive cardiac testing required.





Credentialed by National Exam (ARDCS/CCI) for adult cardiac ultrasound.





Previous exposure to patient care in a health care setting. 





Minimum of two years actual performance in echocardiography. 





American Heart Association HealthCare Provider BLS CPR Certification required.





Must possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. 





Must possess cardiac arrhythmia recognition and basic 12 lead EKG skills. 





Punctual, dependable, conscientious person who demonstrates patience, understanding and tact in dealing with patients, family members, visitors, co workers, and physicians. 





Has understanding of confidentiality.





The Echocardiographer performs their duties and responsibilities while maintaining the safety, security, confidentiality, and dignity of the patient. 





Must be able to act as a preceptor for echo (as directed).










Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


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