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Echo Tech II

Req #:  146682
Facility:  Trinity Hospital
Department:  Diagnostic Imaging
City:  Chicago
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Position Requirements:
Completion and certification from an AMA approved program in Cardiovascular technology, which includes echocardiography.

3 years experience performing cardiovascular ultrasound procedures.

Proficient in performing the various echocardiographic modalities (i.e. TEE and Stress Echocardiography)

Must be registered by ARDMS or CCI.

Needs to be an above average sonographer(this will be determined by the medical director after reviewing at least 25 studies to determine the sonographers scanning abilities. Ability to work independently.

Successful completion of a physician basic skill set screening. CPR and BLS certification is required. On~call duty is required on a rotational basis.

Must be able to meet flexible staffing requirements.

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2017. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
To perform optimal quality echocardiographic studies on adult patients with known and or suspected cardiac anomalies. These studies include the following modalities: M~mode, 2~Dimensional Echocardiography, 3~Dimensional Echocardiography, Color Doppler, Transesophageal Echocardiography ( including intraoperative TEE), Exercise Stress Echocardiography, and Pharmacological Stress Echocardiography and Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography. Associate must be versatile in ability to perform cross~training in additional cardiology procedures.

Accountabilities:
To perform optimal quality echocardiographic studies on adult patients with known or suspected cardiac anomalies.
Participates in professional development and contribution to a CQI atmosphere
Responsible for non~clinical departmental duties:
Works well with ancillary departments (stress lab, ED, surgery, nursing floors, etc.)
Performs EKG's. Performs holters, including scanning and editing.