Echocardiographer
DCH Health System 15 reviews - Tuscaloosa, AL

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Performance Planning To perform echocardiographic procedures as requested by the physician, accurately keep charges and to supply to the appropriate physician for reading. To maintain accurate and appropriate files and assist with exams as needed

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions
  • Organizes and directs the flow of patients through the ECHO Lab to ensure quality of care.
  • Performs echocardiograms on all age groups in a timely manner and assist physician in reading.
  • Maintains records and files related to echocardiograms.
  • Performs EKGs and GXTs as needed.
  • Maintains clean and workable equipment and work area.
  • Demonstrates cost-conscious behaviors by utilizing equipment and supplies efficiently.
  • Responds to "STAT" calls as defined in departmental policies.
  • Performs basic cardiac life support as needed.
  • Knows appropriate personnel to alert in emergency situations.
  • Flexible for helping to cover all shifts as needed.
  • Displays a sense of responsibility and is observant of the patient in his/her care during the procedure.
  • Assist in maintaining departmental statistical data.
  • Aware of safety precautions as they relate to the age of the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  • Attends inservice programs, required training/education, and unit/department/service meetings.
  • Assist with the upkeep of supplies and equipment.
  • Assist with transportation of patients as needed.
  • Performs all assignments in a timely manner, establishes priorities of care and related assigned duties; effectively organizes work day. Authority.
  • Needs to be functioning independently within 6 months of training.
    • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
    • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
    • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
    • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
    • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
    • All other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required Is a high school graduate or equivalent. Evidence of preparation for certification as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer as dictated by the present needs of the department. Bachelor of Science degree and/or Ultrasound experience preferred.

    Must be able to read, write legibly, speak and comprehend English.

    Working Conditions Ability to reach reasonable distances to handle equipment. Ability to respond in emergency situations.

    Ability to coordinate eyes and hands and accurately maneuver ECHO probe. Ability to maneuver an ECHO machine down the halls and through corridors.

    Includes exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection, lab chemicals and hazard material.

    Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment.

    Medium work load.

    This position requires contact with others including the patients, physicians, coworkers, team members and visitors. There may be times when there is interaction with another person that may be angry or aggressive and help to solve the situation may require requesting assistance of a more qualified individual. Communication may come in the form of electronic mail, face to face, telephone or letters/memos. This individual may be responsible as a team member to answer the department telephone and work in groups or teams.

    Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

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