Position Overview : The Echo Tech uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound), and other noninvasive echocardiography testing equipment, to produce images of the heart. These procedures require specialized knowledge and skills in support of the provision of diagnostic and/or therapeutic services to a specified patient population. May work in a hospital, clinical, or research environment. Echo Techs may specialize in Adult Echocardiography, Pediatric Echocardiography or Fetal Echocardiography.
Use of non-invasive procedures to examine heart valves, chambers and blood vessels to produce images known as echocardiograms (ECGs).
Perform imaging and non-imaging cardiovascular evaluations which may include exercise tolerance tests, Holter monitoring, event recorders, electrocardiograms, stress tests, and trans-esophageal echocardiography.
Obtains patient history, explains procedures to patient, addresses patients' concerns, and follows established pre-screening policy and procedure.
Determines appropriate methodology and techniques to use; arranges immobilization and/or support devices for proper patient positioning; selects appropriate imaging device.
Prepares patient for echocardiography procedures, positions patient as appropriate for prescribed procedure, and assists patients at completion of procedure.
Uses good judgment when determining if the procedure was sufficient for proper diagnoses, or if additional imaging procedures are needed.
Provides images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation.
Monitors the patient's physical condition during the course of the procedure; report patient change of status or emergency situations to clinical staff, supervisor and/or cardiologist.
Recognize abnormal rhythms and immediately notify Physician or appropriate clinical staff.
Maintain accurate patient documentation, including computerized documentation.
Performs general office duties: maintains stock supplies, assists administrators in determining quantities for purchase, records procedure codes for billing purposes, and scheduling patients.
Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
Troubleshoot equipment and document errors or equipment malfunctions; escalate issues and concerns to engineer, supervisor, and/or cardiologist.
Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge, and permitted by the policies and procedures of Supplemental Health Care, and other local, state, and federal guidelines; and the policies of the facility requesting the services.
Associate's degree in Cardiovascular Technology or graduate of an accredited school of Ultrasonography.
Must be an accredited member of the IAC or Intersocietal Accreditation Commission - Echocardiography (formerly ICAEL).
Registered with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) - Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS).
Licensing: Current state certification, licensure or license eligible in states where applicable.
Training and experience: Skilled professional with a solid foundation in Echocardiography. Twelve months of accumulated experience within the last three years in a comparable job classification preferred, may be required.
Maintenance of current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for HealthCare Workers or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification for HealthCare workers.
Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client information.
Complies with Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
Able to wear personal protective equipment (e.g., face mask, goggles, latex / non-latex gloves) as needed.
Ability to work effectively within role independently and with other team members.
Ability to organize and complete work in a timely manner.
Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in English.
Ability to understand medical/surgical terminology.
Health Requirements In good health and able to work without restrictions as evidenced by Health Statement.
Must have proof/information pertaining to Hepatitis B vaccination from your physician or waiver.
* Physical Demands-Stooping, turning, bending, squatting, kneeling and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds; constant/repetitive standing; requires normal, correctable vision and hearing, and the ability to accurately discern color as necessary to perform job functions.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. CareMount is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability
CareMount Medical is the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State. CareMount Medical provides the highest quality medical care in over 40 different locations throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster counties. We provide medical care to over 500,000 patients in 43 different locations.Founded in 1946, CareMount Medical has grown to 560 physicians representing 43 different medical specialties with major campuses in:Mount KiscoCarmelKatonahKingstonFishkillJefferson ValleyPoughkeepsieRhinebeck