Wenatchee Valley Hospital

Echocardiography Technician -NC (49164461)
Location: Wenatchee, Washington - United States
Posted: 6/25/2019

Echocardiography Technician -NC

Please note: this is a pool /as needed position, no guarantee of hours.
Position Summary:
To assist in the Echo Lab at Confluence Health and satellites, coordinated by the Technical Director, by performing echocardiography exams in a highly accurate and professional fashion. To participate in the ongoing Quality Assurance program of the Echocardiography Lab. To assist as needed in performing services in the Cardiology Department based on training, availability, and as coordinated through the Technical Director. Adheres to departmental policies and philosophies to provide customers with highest quality service.

Position Reports To:
Technical Director and Cardiovascular Service Line Manager.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions:
Reports to the Technical Director, Area Manager, and the Cardiovascular Service Line Manager .
Perform the Echocardiography exams using the Confluence Health protocol, based on the Guidelines of the American Society of Echocardiography, and provide any additional information and measurements needed to make an accurate and thorough study for interpretation by the reading physician.
To perform Echocardiography exams and editing for physician interpretation in a timely fashion using Phillips ultrasound machines and Merge Cardio PACS.
To provide STAT exams when it is determined medically necessary or requested by an ordering physician for quality patient care.
Report any equipment malfunction or breakage promptly to the Technical Director.
Demonstartes teamwork with co-workers in accordance with the Confluence Health Standards to provide a high quality of patient care.
Adhere to Confluence Health Policy and Procedure.
Participates in education and orientation of staff members.
Attends required department meetings, in-services, peer review conferences, and in-services as required by IAC standards, and serves on committees as requested.
Participates in professional development activities and maintains required CME’s.(30 per triennium minimum).
Performs Stress and Dobutamine Stress Echo exams after proficiency is demonstrated.
Maintains mandatory BCLS and Safety classes yearly.
Maintains professional certification through ARDMS or CCI.
Required to maintain active Basic Life Support (CPR) certification.
Other duties as assigned.

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Qualifications:
Required:
Successful completion of an Echocardiography program which includes didactic and supervised clinical experience in echocardiography. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) must accredit this program.
Minimum of 12 months of echocardiography practice experience with the performance of at least 800 echocardiogram/Doppler exams.
An appropriate credential in echocardiography. (ARDMS or CCI)
Current BCLS certificate.
Valid Washington State driver’s license.
Be able to identify acquired and congenital cardiac disease and various arrhythmias through the use of Echocardiography, to obtain adequate and accurate information for physician interpretation.
Must have the ability to relate effectively with co-workers, physicians and general staff as part of a team in a professional manner at all times.
Be able to communicate well to patients, family members and the general public.
Respond calmly and effectively in stressful environments.
Willing to perform the Echocardiography exam at all Clinic locations when necessary.
To serve as an ambassador of Confluence Health to all patients and visitors at all times.


Physical/Sensory Demands:
O = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.
F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of a 2 hour workday.
C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of a 2 hour workday.
Physical/Sensory Demands For This Position:
Walking - F
Sitting/Standing - C
Reaching: Shoulder Height - F
Reaching: Above shoulder height - F
Reaching: Below shoulder height - F
Climbing - O
Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less - O
Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
Pulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds - O
Lifting: 25 pounds or less - O
Lifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
Lifting: Over 50 pounds - O
Carrying: 25 pounds or less - O
Carrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
Carrying: Over 50 pounds - O
Crawling/Kneeling - O
Bending/Stooping/Crouching - O
Twisting/Turning - O
Repetitive Movement - C

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in the Echo Lab at Confluence Health and satellite locations when needed. Some travel may be required.

Job Classification:
FLSA:
Non-Exempt
Hourly/Salary:
Hourly

Physical Exposures:
Physical Exposures For This Position:
Unprotected Heights - No
Heat - No
Cold - No
Mechanical Hazards - Yes
Hazardous Substances - No
Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential - Yes
Lighting - No
Noise - Not specified
Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation - No
Infectious Diseases - Yes

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Nursing, Cardiology
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