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Echo Technologist - PRN - Shift and Schedule Varies

Company: Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc
Location: Braselton
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Job Category:Allied Health Work Shift/Schedule:VariesNortheast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities. About the Role:Job SummaryFunctions as a team member in the day-to-day operations of the lab. Performs and thoroughly understands 2-D, M-mode, color flow mapping and cardiac Doppler echocardiography in the adult and/or pediatric. Must have a good knowledge of cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology. Must be able to assist cardiologist in transesophageal echo and performing stress echo procedures. Responsible for procedure charging. Will be responsible for maintaining PI documentation in cardiac ultrasound. Responsible for all cardiac ultrasound procedures and related computer/paperwork. Required to take call in order to contribute to the coverage of Emergent Echo procedures that occur during off-hours. The number of call shifts required per week will be determined by the lead tech and/or manager and will be based on department needs. This position will care for patients in the neonatal, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Employee performs clinical duties in accordance with population specific guidelines and adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as outlined in policy and procedures.Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Licensure or other certifications: Certificate in Medical Sonography-Cardiac Specific (RDCS or RCS).
  • Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum Experience:
  • Other: Preferred Job Qualifications
    • Preferred Licensure or other certifications:
    • Preferred Educational Requirements:
    • Preferred Experience: One (1) year clinical experience preferred, with a strong emphasis on adult echo. Pediatric experience desirable.
    • Other: Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Maintain BLS certification
      • Intermediate computer skills
      • Knowledge of methods, techniques and operating principles involved in the operation of various ultrasound equipment
      • Ability to perform with proficiency the skills and procedures designated
      • Broad knowledge of cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology
      • Good interpersonal communications Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
        • Demonstrates proficiency in performing all cardiac ultrasound and echo procedures to include all required elements images based on patients anatomy. Follows smart scan protocol for scanning. Follows department defined protocol for elements to be included in the technician report before submitting to the MD to read.
        • Accurately explains cardiac procedures to patient and/or family members.
        • Prioritizes workload appropriately as evidenced by immediate attention to those with actual or potential urgency.
        • Recognizes and reports conditions that effect or compromise technical aspects of the test/procedure.
        • Practices infection control precautions consistently with particular emphasis on proper hand washing. Maintains a safe, comfortable and clean environment.
        • Verifies written order and follows protocol to preform correct procedure and properly assign reading MD.
        • Participates in performance improvement activities as assigned. Complies with patient care/documentation practices targeted for improvement.
        • Accurately inputs data in computer to charge/credit patient generated charges.
        • Maintains records for ICAEL accreditation requirements.
        • Assists in the initial orientation of the patient and family to the unit. Informs patients/family of policy regarding presence of family during test/procedure and the issue of unattended children in the waiting area.
        • Provides teaching and information to patients and family as appropriate to needs, age, and level of understanding.
        • Assures patient comfort pre-, intra-, and post- procedure. Assist patient with ambulation and positioning as needed.
        • Assist in maintaining sufficient supplies and operable equipment.
        • Responsible for maintaining and stocking supplies, keeping procedure rooms clean.
        • Assures that equipment is maintained and in working order. Physical Demands
          • Weight Lifted: Up to 100 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
          • Weight Carried: Up to 50 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
          • Vision: Heavy, Frequently 31-65% of time
          • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending: Frequently 31-65%
          • Standing/Walking: Frequently 31-65%
          • Pushing/Pulling: Occasionally 0-30%
          • Intensity of Work: Occasionally 0-30%
          • Job Requires: Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Talking, KeyboardingWorking at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals. NGHS: Opportunities start here. Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Keywords: Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc, Atlanta , Echo Technologist - PRN - Shift and Schedule Varies, Other , Braselton, Georgia

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