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Echocard Technician II

Req #:  109672
Facility:  Good Samaritan Hospital
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6

Position Requirements:
Registration status with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography or The Cardiovascular Credentialing International Registered Cardiac Sonographer. Three years experience is required for adult and pediatric echoes. Proficiency in Doppler studies. Proficiencies with TEEs and Stress Echoes. Computer literacy. High proficiency in math skills. Must be able to perform Echocardiograms and Echo Dopplers, TEEs, Stress Echoes and Pediatric Echoes. Experience with digital sonogram equipment Registered status required. Maintenance of 10 educational credits per year as required by . Current CPR certification is required. On~Call duty is required on a rotational basis. Must be able to report to hospital within 1 hour of call~in. 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 06/01/2015. 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 quality echocardiographic studies on adult and pediatric patients with a customer satisfaction focus. These procedures include: M~Mode, 2~D, Color Doppler, Transesophageal (including intra~operatively) and Stress Echo.

Accountabilities:
Performs Echocardiographic Testing
Maintenance of departmental logs, equipment, records, and exam rooms.
Development of self and others
Quality Improvement Initiatives


Addendum:
This position will need to recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, i.e.: understand child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging prior experience with various age groups is preferred.


Additional Information:
The Cardiovascular Echo Technician must exhibit a high degree of cardiovascular ultrasound knowledge and skills related to cardiac procedures. Ability to work independently and make decisions to provide physicians with diagnostic scans.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago