We Are Hiring
Echocardiology Technician - Diagnostic Cardiology Anc 001 - PT Evenings - Health Park - Grand Blanc, MI
Why Join Ascension?
As the leading healthcare provider in mid-Michigan, Genesys has been improving our community's health for more than 95 years, and part of Ascension since 1999. As a group of affiliated medical campuses, outpatient centers, primary care locations including a network of 160 primary care physicians and ancillary healthcare organizations, we share a philosophy of providing personalized care to every person we serve.
What You Will Do
As an Associate with Ascension Genesys Hospital, you will have the opportunity to, under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, perform echocardiograms, TEEs, stress echoes, Holter monitors, and will operate heart monitoring equipment to produce diagnostic data. In doing so, will obtain pertinent patient information and explain the purpose and duration of testing to the patients. Review results and arrange reports for physician review. Perform other related duties as requested by authorized personnel. Demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide care to the age group(s) served.
+ 1. Confer with patients and/or family members in order to gather pertinent patient information including history of heart problems, current medications, etc., and document same in patient's chart.
+ 2. Explain diagnostic procedures and answer any questions that the patient and/or family may have to allay fears, anxieties and elicit cooperation.
+ 3. Instruct and assist patients in preparation for echo, TEEs, and stress echo, and Holter monitor application. This includes assisting the patient to assume the appropriate position for echo and TEE heart monitor device or applying electrodes for echo stress testing and Holter.
+ 4. Perform echo, TEE, and Holter monitors according to policy.
+ 5. Apply heart monitor ensuring device is properly secured and functioning in order to produce recording of heart activity over an extended period of time.
+ 6. Record appropriate data during procedures.
+ 7. According to physician's orders, remove Holter monitor device and analyze recording to identify heart patterns and potential cardiac pathology. Alert physicians of any significant abnormal heart pathology.
+ 8. Route data including Echo-Holter video recording, echo and strips to physicians for interpretation.
+ 9. Maintain all equipment in clean and proper working order and replenish supplies as necessary. Perform minor repairs as necessary and notify supervisor of serious malfunctions.
+ 10. Perform miscellaneous clerical duties including answering telephones, filing records, preparing patient charges, etc.
+ 11. Maintain knowledge of current trends and techniques in the field by reading appropriate journals, books and other literature. Attend related seminars and conferences when available.
+ 12. Perform other related duties as requested by authorized personnel.
+ 13. Take call through rotation.
+ Essential Functions:
+ 1. Ability to read and write in order to obtain and record pertinent patient information and understand technical manuals.
+ 2. Ability to perform non-complex arithmetic calculations for test results.
+ 3. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with patients and/or family members, fellow workers and physicians.
+ 4. Analytical skills necessary in order to review w data, identify cardiac pathology and irregular heart patterns.
+ 5. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.
+ 6. Ability to walk and stand for approximately 30% of the work day.
+ 7. Ability to carry weights of under ten (10) pounds for approximately 20% of the work time when calibrating and repairing equipment ad fitting patients for devices.
+ 8. Ability to push echo machine to patient rooms to obtain echoes.
+ Working Conditions:
+ Normal echo laboratory and patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, and temperature. Infrequent (less than 10% of work time) exposure to infection and/or contagious disease when administering tests to patients.
+ Orientation Requirements:
+ Must attend Medical Center new hire orientation and department orientation.
+ The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or qualifications for the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision. The most recently dated job description on file in the Human Resources Department will be considered the official job description.
What You Will Need
+ Required Credential(s):
+ RegisteredCardiographic Techspecializing inDiagnostic Radiologycredentialed from theAmerican Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)obtained within24 Months (2 years)of hire date or job transfer date.
+ Requires successful completion of an accreditated academic program in Echocardiography according to the RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Stenographer) requirements Must meet continuing education requirements of RDCS
+ Experience is preferred, not required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Genesys Health System will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
Associated topics: cardiologist, cardiovascular, chf, failure, heart, hhp, interventional, invasive, non interventional, non invasive