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Cardiac Sonographer

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  11266 

 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

 

 

 

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Echocardiography Technologist administers routine/stress echocardiograms on inpatients and outpatients, recognizing any abnormal/normal echo patterns by 2-Dimensional, M-Mode, or Doppler echographs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach, and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County. Models Eskenazi Health values of Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Development, and Excellence.
  • Assumes the responsibilities specified by the Technical Director and is responsible for the performance of clinical examinations and other tasks
  • Explains echocardiogram procedures and risk factors to patients
  • Responds promptly and efficiently to medical emergencies which may arise
  • Initiates and/or assists in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as well as assisting in code situations
  • Responsible for preparing final report and mailing to proper destination
  • Administers routine/stress echocardiograms on inpatients and outpatients, recognizing any abnormal/normal echo patterns by 2-Dimensional, M-Mode, or Doppler echographs
  • Produces copy of CD of echo images for computer storage or teaching purposes
  • Conducts bedside echocardiograms in NICU, intensive care units, on medical floors, or in emergency room
  • Discusses abnormal tests, both stress and echo, with physicians
  • Uses off-line computer to quantify abnormalities
  • Studies heart physiology to determine normal/abnormal patterns
  • Transports equipment to appropriate locations and conducts tests bedside for in-hospital patients
  • Performs pre/post exercise stress echograms and analyzes data on computer
  • Alters activities/behaviors to reflect/ensure adequate care appropriate to the age of patients served (i.e., adolescent, geriatric, pediatric, neo-natal, adult) as described in the area/unit age specific and/or job specific competencies.
  • Maintains age specific and job specific competencies as described according to department/area and unit specific competencies

Job Requirements

  • Technical staff will be considered a "trainee" until they have performed at least 600 echos/Doppler examinations
  • Completion of an Ultrasound or Echocardiography Technology certificate program, or minimum of 2 years technical experience in an Echocardiography Clinic setting
  • On-the-job training for advanced procedures provided
  • Further advancement is dependent upon certification by appropriate certifying body
  • All members of the Echo technical staff must be on path to become credentialed in echocardiography from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
  • Must document at least 15 hours of echocardiography related continuing education over a period of three years; yearly accumulated continuing education must be kept on file and available for submission upon request

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Skills in: use of echo/ultrasound equipment (M-Mode and Two-Dimensional, cross-sectional echocardiographs, copy to CD, video tape recorders), use of off-time computer analysis systems, computer data storage, effective interpersonal communication, patient assessment prior to/during/following diagnostic procedures
  • Knowledge of: the physics of ultrasound machines, cardiac anatomy/physiology
  • Ability to follow oral/written directions, work independently within guidelines without direct supervision, work effectively under pressure (i.e., patients in stress/crisis, patient volume)
  • Demonstrated expertise in basic echocardiography procedures
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age specific needs
  • Ability to use age appropriate communication skills
  • Age appropriate cognitive abilities, skills, techniques, and communications are detailed in the department/area/unit job specific/age specific competencies

 

 

 

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

 


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis