Rockford Health System
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ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY TECHNICIAN 1
at Rockford Health System
Pool (PRN) FTE .0001
Work Hours: 8-4:30
Produces two-dimensional ultrasonic recordings and doppler flow analyses of heart and related structures for use by Physician in diagnosis of heart disease and study of heart by performing the following duties. May be required to work flexible hours.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
All outcome based duties and standards within this department will be performed according to the established policies, procedures and guidelines within the department and organization. Performs echocardiographic examinations, assuming responsibilities for the quality of the examination and using clinical judgment to determine the need for additional testing protocols. Assess, prepare and perform echocardiographic examinations (M-mode, 2-dimensional doppler, transesophageal and stress). Provide for emotional support, physical comfort and safety of patients and visitors. Maintains equipment and area in working condition. Assists with other duties as assigned.
AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION
Neonate, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Quality - Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work.
Cost - Conserves organization resources.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE
Graduate of accredited school of ultrasound/echocardiography or equivalent
One year previous experience in echocardiographym preferred
RDCS registered or registry eligible in adult echo. Must obtain RDCS registration in adult echo within one year of hire date. OR
RCS registered or registry eligible in adult echo. Must obtain RCS registration in adult echo within one year of hire date.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Strong interpretive and analytical skills
Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
Ability to perform patient studies using all types of cardiac ultrasound equipment
High level of attention to detail in view of highly sophisticated equipment
Occupation Exposure is Category A which means all employees in the specified job classification have occupational exposure.
Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job.
WORK CONTACT GROUP
Patients/families, physicians, hospital and clinic personnel.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit.
LEVEL OF SUPV/SUPERVISES
This position has no supervisory responsibility.