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Echocardiograph Tech/Echo Tech The Jewish Hospital Mercy Health

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthThe Registered Echo / Vascular Sonographer is a credentialed health professional through the ARDMS who, under the direction of the Medical Director of Cardiac / Vascular Services, is committed to applying the art and skill of diagnostic imaging through the safe and effective use of diagnostic ultrasound in their performance of noninvasive cardiovascular examinations. Responsibilities include direct patient care provided in a compassionate and timely manner. The sonographer's growth and development is maintained through ongoing medical and technical education and research and ultimately contributes to the delivery of quality patient care.Job Knowledge:

  • Participates in the coordination and delivery of services to inpatient and outpatients.
  • Verifies order, reviews the patient electronic medical record to obtain a history of symptoms in order to validate indications for testing, explains procedures to patient, and ensures patient privacy and comfort.
  • Performs echocardiogram procedures in accordance with department procedures. This includes 2 dimensional/ 3 dimensional imaging of the hear and cardiac valves, large vessels; M mode PW &CW doppler and color flow. The echosonographer will assist cardiologist with TEE(transesophageal echocardiograms) and cardiac stress echocardiograms.
  • Performs non invasive vascular testing in accordance with department procedures. This includes upper an lower peripheral venous duplex imaging; upper and lower peripheral arterial evaluations, including segmental pressure, PPG, and PVR; extracranial carotid duplex imaging visceral duplex imaging, intraoperative duplex imaging, vein mappings and skin perfusion pressure in accordance with department procedures.
  • Prepares preliminary reports for review and interpretation by reading physician
  • Performs daily order verification and change capture
  • Adheres to the standards of the National Safety Goals.Quality
    • Participates in quality improvement activities'; evaluates procedure results for technical quality and accuracy
    • Review department performance in relation to established goals, implementing changes to affect outcomesQuantity:
      • Preforms and appropriate amount of procedures in a reasonable amount of time. Uses time wisely for efficient department operation.Patient Care/Evaluation of Exam
        • Interacts positively with patient/families, co workers, and physicians
        • Provides information to patients to reduce anxiety and promote comfort
        • Orients patients to test procedures
        • Interacts and works under the direction of multiple physicians
        • Provides managers with timely informationBody Substance Isolation
          • Follows all by substance isolation policies related to imagine procedures e.g. Wear gloves, mask, and shoe covers Clerical Duties
            • Demonstrates competent use of a variety of computer functions
            • Enters Data electronic medical record
            • Performs clerical duties as needed
            • Enters appropriate procedure charges
            • Enters appropriate data in CPACS Cleanliness/Supplies
              • Operates equipment necessary to perform all required procedures and to obtain optimal diagnostic images
              • Maintains equipment in good working order, performing routine cleaning, preventative maintenance, and report any equipment malfunctions to management.
              • Preforms daily minor maintenance on imagining and non imagining equipment; including surface cleaning and disinfecting transducers
              • Operates equipment necessary to perform all required procedures and to obtain diagnostic images
              • Assumes responsibility for inventory in assigned area and replenishes par supply level
              • Reports low stock items to supervisorPerformance Improvement
                • Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement goals and objectives
                • Participates in cardiovascular performance improvement projects
                • Assists in acquisition of performance improvement data
                • Offers suggestions related to continuing improvementOther Duties
                  • Performs other duties that assist in the smooth performance of the department
                  • Responds to changes in department need, e.g. scheduling. Accepts additional responsibilities to improve department performance, e.g. committee member or departmental special projects.Required Minimum Education: Vocational/Technical DegreeSpecialty/Major: Accredited School of Diagnostic Medical SonographyPreferred Education: 2year/Associate DegreeLicensure/Certifications (Must be non-expired/active unless otherwise stated):Required: -Graduate of an approved Diagnostic Ultrasound Program
                    • Registered or registry eligible through ARDMS
                    • Current CPR CertificationPreferred: -Registered credential for Echo and Vascular through ARDMSMercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:
                      • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
                      • Prescription drug coverage
                      • Flexible spending accounts
                      • Life insurance w/AD&D
                      • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
                      • Paid time off
                      • Educational Assistance
                      • And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:Days/AfternoonsDepartment:Cath Lab - JewishAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

Keywords: Mercy Health, Cincinnati , Echocardiograph Tech/Echo Tech The Jewish Hospital Mercy Health, Healthcare , Cincinnati, Ohio

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