POSITION SUMMARY:

Echo Cardiology Technicians are responsible for preparing patients and diagnostic equipment for imaging procedures. They also explain procedures to patients. After positioning the patient, an Echo Cardiology Technician applies gel that aids in sound transmission to the patient’s skin before using the diagnostic equipment to create images of the patient’s heart. Afterward, the Echo Cardiology Technician helps physicians interpret the data from the images and determines which images should be saved and which should be discarded. Echo Cardiology Technicians may also be responsible for insuring that records are kept properly.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reviews patient information to determine normal heart rhythm pattern, current pattern, and prior variances.
  • Performs Stress test, Echocardiogram/Doppler, and the scanning of Holter Monitors.
  • Responsible for all the paper work relating to Stress test, Echocardiogram/Doppler, and the scanning of Holter Monitors..
  • Responsible for maintaining all equipment clean, in proper working order and up to date on inspection when applicable.
  • Responsible for imputing billing information for Stress test, Echocardiogram/Doppler, and the scanning of Holter Monitors.
  • Measures length and height of patient’s heart rhythm pattern on graphic tape readout, using calipers, and posts information to patient records.
  • Answers calls for assistance from patients and inquiries concerning patients from medical staff, using intercom and call director.
  • Performs clerical duties as needed to include filing, copying, answering phones and scheduling of patients, etc.
  • Follows all safety standards in relation to patient care, lifting and protection from environmental hazards. Reports all injuries and unsafe practice to immediate supervisor. Reports all safety hazards to the safety committee.
  • Demonstrates ability to carry out all assignments and procedures as offered according to policy and procedure manual.
  • Manages and operates equipment’s safely and efficiently.
  • Demonstrates team approaches, gives sense of helping others.
  • Uses time effectively.
  • Demonstrates awareness of the need for respecting the dignity and privacy of others.
  • 15. Utilizes measures to prevent infection
  • 16. Occasionally may require overtime.
  • 17. Performs other assigned duties as required.

QUALIFICATION:

Education:

Must be High School graduate

Graduate from a certified institution authorized to grant Echocardiography certification.

Current CPR Certification.

Experience and Training:

Six months to one year prior training and experience in all aspect of vascular techniques thorough knowledge of echocardiography.