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Echo Technologist II

Company: St Joseph College Station Hospital
Location: College Station
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community. Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of ultrasonography imaging techniques to assist the Cardiologist in successfully diagnosing and treating the patient's condition. ACCOUNTABILITIES
    • Utilizes innovative customer service techniques to provide a positive patient care experience for the patient and their family.
    • Acts professionally in all dealings with internal and external customers to promote a working environment that focuses on the patient experience and not operational rivalries or roadblocks to care. - Communicates effectively with patients and their families about the procedure to be performed in order to obtain information and to offer reassurance. - Establishes and maintains lines of communication with all other staff members and Radiologist to ensure an effective and harmonious working environment. - -
    • Coordinates and participates in a variety of duties involved in the operation of echocardiography equipment to obtain and record two-dimensional and M-mode graphic representations of the heart utilizing high frequency sound waves to assist physician in the diagnosis of cardiac malfunctions, malformations and abnormalities.
    • Provides a preliminary diagnostic report to physician and final preliminary tracing interpretation to include an exact assessment of the size and movement of the heart chamber, movements and timing of the heart valves for echoes and measurements of heart sounds and their origin; review all Echocardiography Technician`s tracings and interpretations for accuracy and quality.
    • Record results of procedures on tape, motion picture and still film; scan and inspect resultant picture and still film; scan and inspect resultant pictures and tracings to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
    • Prepares patients for diagnostic procedures to include taking vital signs and measurements, positioning patients and explaining procedures; review medical histories of patients. Plan and schedule work for the group ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate manning space and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.
    • Maintains liaison with physicians, research personnel and staff to resolve problems and to advise concerning echocardiography procedures, techniques and equipment. Recommends and implements new procedures and techniques to improve existing diagnostic methods and standards.
    • Performs other duties as assigned to meet the organization`s needs.

      • Education
        • Required: Formal training program after high school
        • Preferred: Associate degree -or equivalent
        • Major
          • Required: Approved program in Sonography
          • Preferred: Allied health; Sonography
          • Experience
            • Required: Two to three years
            • Preferred: Three to five years
            • Licensure/Certifications
              • Required: Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer or Registered Vascular Sonographer.

Keywords: St Joseph College Station Hospital, College Station , Echo Technologist II, Other , College Station, Texas

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