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Echocardiography Technician LMH

Location: Lockport, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Lockport Memorial Hospital

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Part Time w/Benefits FTE: 0.500000

Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 1199

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Days with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm , possible rotation 7:00am-3:00pm

Summary:

Performs technically adequate echocardiogram examination, adhering to the laboratory's protocol, including Doppler and color flow and contrast as well as all required measurements in accordance with IAC Echocardiography standards. Questions, assesses patient and/or reviews patient charts to obtain appropriate history and diagnostic reasons for the exam. Reviews, completes, and prepares all CD's, Digital Studies (as applicable) and worksheet in Syngo Dynamics for the interpreting physician. The Credentialed Echocardiography Technician will act as a resource person. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, and may be delegated to other staff:

  • All laboratory duties delegated by the Technical Director, and Manager Cardiopulmonary Services.
  • Daily technical operation of the laboratory, i.e. patient scheduling and laboratory record keeping.
  • Operation and maintenance of the laboratory equipment / storage.
  • Compliance of the sonographic staff to the standards as set for by the IAC Echocardiography, including maintaining appropriate number of CME's.
  • Working with the Technical Director and Sonographic staff to ensure quality patient care.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital consists of multiple locations and associate may be assigned as needed.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION

  • Associates Degree in Allied Health field, as determined appropriate by the Director of the department.
  • Certified by the ARDMS as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, or by CCI as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer required

EXPERIENCE

  • Clinical exposure/experience in an echocardiography certification program required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • May be required to learn and adequately perform pediatric/neonatal echo where applicable.
  • May be required to learn and adequately perform Stress Echocardiograms where applicable.
  • Work requires precision in recording and preparing data, recognizing that errors may have serious consequences for patients.
  • Must pay strict attention to detail and maintain alertness to detect evidence of irregularities in images as well as equipment malfunctions. These must be communicated to a Manager and a call must be placed for maintenance.
  • Must be organized in maintaining workflow.
  • Must possess patience and maturity in dealing with patients and families as well as medical staff and other hospital personnel.
  • Must be able to tolerate highly charged emotional situations, such as when called to a cardiac arrest or when evaluating patients at the end of life.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May be required to travel to other CH affiliated locations.
  • Must be able to transport equipment from area to area within the hospital
  • Must be capable of transporting equipment to the patient bedside.
  • May be exposed to biohazardous, radioactive substances
  • Exposed to a variety of electro-mechanical hazards
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations
  • May perform emergency care

ENVIRONMENT

  • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
  • Intermittent exposure to a few unpleasant physical conditions.
  • Frequently required to work in rooms with low-level lighting or inappropriate lighting.
  • Subjected to variations in temperature secondary to excess heat generated by ultrasound machines.
  • Exposure to patients who may be confused or combative.

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS

  • Effective January 1st 2022, you must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of your vaccination status as part of your new employee pre-boarding. Exceptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement may be granted for medical reasons.
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