Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, operates echocardiographic/doppler equipment to provide data for diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. In doing so, arranges equipment, gathers pertinent data, explains test procedures to patient and/or families, operates equipment, and prepares exams for review and interpretation by physicians. Performs clerical duties related to disposition of interpreted tests, maintains files, schedules procedures, and enters charges for tests performed. Maintains continuing education as required by the employee’s professional license. Is willing to perform secondary responsibilities to support the Cardiology department including EKG, stress testing and patient monitors. Within the scope of the employee’s professional certification, the employee provides assistance in educational sessions for the cardiology department annually.
Ability to obtain and record pertinent information in patient's chart, perform simple arithmetic calculations, and has basic knowledge of medical terminology and physical sciences as normally acquired through completion of high school and advanced training in health science.
Knowledge of basic cardiac electro physiology, anatomy and physiology and basic normal and abnormal rhythms, patterns, images, and knowledge of cardiac anatomy, and physiology; demonstrates knowledge of cardiac and vascular pathophysiology for the diagnosis of the physics of ultrasound, the principles of impedance measurement and other diagnostic instrumentation utilized in cardiac/vascular evaluation, abnormal characteristics and artifacts as required and acquired through formal education, in-services and classes and on-the-job training.
Professional certification as a registered or certified Echocardiography Technologist, or employee is eligible to obtain professional certification and is actively pursuing certification. Certification must be obtained within one year of hire.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients and family members to reduce fears and elicit cooperation, and communicate findings with physician and nursing staff.
Basic analytical skills necessary in order to recognize abnormal heart images and rhythms, and artifacts in test data and to notify appropriate personnel.
Substantial concentration in order to pay close attention while operating technical equipment, editing tracing and obtaining and recording patient data for charts and records.
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