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Echocardiography Technician

Conway Medical Center
Conway, South Carolina, Conway, SC 29526
Part-time, Full-time
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Job Description

Position Summary:

The Echocardiography Technician (ET) will perform diagnostic procedures utilizing various types of cardiac ultrasound techniques under medical direction of a licensed physician. The ET prepares for examinations by checking equipment and inventorying and restocking supplies. The ET will be responsible for reading physician orders for specific examinations, setting-up recording equipment, and entering patient information into systems. The ET will explain procedures and answer questions regarding procedures. The ET will be responsible for positioning patients, spreading gels, attaching electrodes to chest and equipment, adjusting equipment controls, and verifying wave signals. The ET will position and reposition the transducer, and monitor display screen while listening to signals, detect artifacts that mimic abnormalities, and recordings to obtain quality images.  The ET will record examination information by printing graphics and data, calculating measurements of heart wall, chamber size, and blood flow direction and velocity, and compare measurements to norms.  The ET must be willing to report back to work during any emergency situation, this includes if needed during inclement weather, mass casualty, internal disaster, etc. The ET will complete other duties as assigned.  

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience:

  • Previous Echocardiography experience preferred.
  • Two years medical ultrasound experience preferred.

Licensure/Certification/Registration:

  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer through one of three ways required.
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or;
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) or Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or;
  • Canadian Registered Cardiac Sonographer (CRCS) through the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP).
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) required (Or completed within 6 months of employment).

Special Skills:

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with nursing colleagues, physicians, department heads, and member of executive leadership.
  • Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong PC skills required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to consistently exercise independent judgement required.

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional exposure to difficult patients.
  • Potential exposure to blood borne and airborne pathogens.
  • Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
  • Physical surroundings generally pleasant and comfortable.
  • Prolonged standing and walking.

Physical Requirements:

Medium Heavy - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 2/3 to 3/4 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 30 to 45 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 15 to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 15 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.

Posting ID: 55081526Posted: 2021-02-22