Cardiac Sonographer / Echo/Stress Tech

Job ID
2020-114815
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Echocardiology
Hours / Pay Period
64
Facility
Dignity Health Medical Group North State
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
M-Th 8-5
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-Redding

Overview

Dignity Health Medical Foundation, established in 1993, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California.  Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health - t one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. Today, Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers, we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies, finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care, while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled, qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service. Dignity Health Medical Group – North State, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is a multi-specialty clinic with seven locations in Redding and Red Bluff.  Along with our local affiliated Dignity Health hospitals (Mercy Medical Center – Mt. Shasta, Mercy Medical Center – Redding, and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital), we offer an integrated care delivery system that provides high quality, compassionate care in family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, cardiology and interventional cardiology, neurology and neuro-interventional, general surgery, endovascular surgery, and orthopedic surgery including general, total joints and spine.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

 
The Echo/Stress Technician is responsible for the performance of complex cardiac diagnostic procedures, and all procedures required by the EKG Technician. This position reports to the Manager of Cardiology Services. Demonstrates competency in patient care for neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.
 
Responsibilities may include:
- Explains procedure before beginning each study, prepping patient, calibrating equipment, and entering patient data with an accuracy rate of 95% to 98%.
- Prioritize studies by patient status and age of order. Completes study within scheduled shift unless cleared by the supervisor, noting completion on patient's chart 95% to 98% of the time. Demonstrate competence in care of neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
- Prepares test results for physicians' interpretation providing all pertinent patient data, accurately recording measurements on data sheet. Copies and disperses study to appropriate areas. Initiates an appropriate charge for patient account by the end of each shift 95% to 98% of the time.
- Maintains proper care of equipment, including cleaning and re-stocking, so that no more than 1 to 2 outages of supplies are noted per month. Notifies company of any equipment failures immediately to ensure timely repair with notification to supervisor.
- Assists with procedures and various duties of EKG technician between scheduled tests.
- Other duties as assigned.
 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Completion of an Echo Technician Program
  • Substantial knowledge of: EKG procedures and equipment, Basic cardiac and human body anatomy, Basic interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, General filing procedures, Electrical safety standards, Typing and office skills, Proper phone techniques and Aseptic techniques
  • Ability to: Perform a quality echocardiographic study of the heart including 2D, color flow mapping and TEE procedures of all patient age groups
  • Perform stress echocardiographic procedures on adult and geriatric patients with and without contrast, Work with computer billing system, Establish and maintain a good working relationship with a wide variety of Hospital personnel, Act courteously and with tact in dealing with patients, visitors and the public, Explain procedures to patients, Maintain patient confidentiality and Follow established procedures
  • Work effectively under stress and adjust priorities as circumstances require
  • Organize work assignments, maintaining accurate and complete records
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy regarding all details
  • Calm and reassure distressed patients
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Respond effectively in emergency situations
  • Read and comprehend technical instructions
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • One year experience as an Echo/Stress Tech preferred
  • A Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer is strongly preferred

 

***This position is represented by SEIU-UHW

 

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