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Echocardiograph Tech / Heart Station (Full Time, Day Shift)

HEART STATION Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 20611

Description

Job Summary

Performs all aspects of echocardiographic studies using ultrasonic equipment. Performs triage of examinations, orientation and preparation of patients; provides preliminary interpretation and presentation of data to attending physicians. Maintains echo equipment and laboratory. Documents procedures according to system and department standards.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Associate in Science (AS) in Allied Health or related field (or) a certificate program in diagnostic ultrasound or ARDMS
  • Eligible for registry in Ultrasound, RDCS or RCS by ARDMS or CCI.
  • At least one year of experience in Cardiac Clinical Ultrasound or a Pediatric Internship is required.
  • American Heart Association (AHA) BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.

Qualifications

Job Specific Duties:
  • Analyzes, organizes data, performs calculations appropriate to study, and presents to physicians.
  • Using 3D image technology, reconstructs 3D images for use with Maternal/Fetal program patients. Follows proper protocols to reconstruct 3D images.
  • Collaborates with team and performs strains for electrophysiology.
  • Responsible for performing the following scans: transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), cardiac TEE, epicardial scans, & intracardiac scans (ICE) per departmental protocol in a safe & efficient manner.
  • Responsible for precepting new sonographers and fellows; provides technical feedback and coaching to new sonographers.
  • Gathers patient history and documents in the electronic health record (EHR). Reviews charts to understand what the indications are for an echo.
  • Participates in the on call rotation and coverage for transesophageal echo (TEE) scans.
  • Responsible for accurately setting up technical charges for procedures, selecting correct ICD codes, and documenting patient’s electronic health record (EHR).
  • Restocks procedure rooms, orders appropriate supplies, and follows all infection control policies per departmental standards.
  • Troubleshoots any equipment issues, contacts biomed, and escalates any issues to leadership.
  • Performs environment of care rounds.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of all departmental policies and clinical protocols for each exam type.
  • Accountable to chart, review, and perform vitals for patients.
  • Assists medical staff with special/invasive procedures.
  • Enters patient demographics, verifies order to undertake examination, and performs echocardiographic study based on patient's medical history.
  • Explains examination procedure to patient and family to ensure comfort, understanding, and cooperation.
  • Instructs/teaches scanning techniques specific to pediatric cardiac anatomy.
  • Maintains echo equipment in good working condition and echo laboratories clean and well provisioned; reports malfunctions to supervisor as needed.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives.
  • Performs fetal echocardiograms, performs calculations appropriate to study, and presents to physicians.
Common Duties:
  • Maintains accountability by ensuring compliance thru timely completion of licensures, certifications, all competencies, health requirements (PPD, N95, Flu, etc.), and education requirements. F: Monthly-Quarterly/T: 2 hours/R: Individual
  • Maintains accountability and timekeeping expectations as outlined by MCHS Timekeeping and Attendance policy and procedures.  Ensures behavior is compliant with communication standards. F: Weekly/T: 2 hours/R: Individual
  • Ensures behavior meets and/or exceeds targeted service scores as measured by the Service Index and/or the internal departmental service survey. F: Daily/T: 8 hours/R: Individual
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform competently and efficiently in crisis situations.
  • Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, peers, physicians, and other system personnel.
  • Ability to learn appropriate software application(s).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to communicate information clearly and effectively in an organized format with multi-interdisciplinary teams.

(EOE DFW)

11/29/17



Job :

Imaging & Radiology

Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

Department :

HEART STATION-2100-711000

Job Status


:Full Time
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