GED or High School Diploma required
Adheres to and carries out the policies, procedures, standards, and objectives of Roper St. Francis Healthcare and the Echocardiography Laboratory.Professionally performs m-modes, 2-D echocardiograms, color flow doppler, pulse wave doppler, continuous wave doppler, pedoff doppler, transesophageal echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms and any other procedures performed in the department.Must have good communication skills and technical knowledge.
Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of cardiac ultrasound theories, practices and procedures to provide quality care and exams for patients. Must show demonstrated ability to perform and preliminarily interpret all cardiac ultrasound modalities performed in the department.Must demonstrate accuracy in recording technical information, history and test results.Skilled in maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and co-workers.The ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.Skilled in preparing and maintaining records accurately.Ability to verbally communicate well.Ability to handle multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
Other:Employees working at may be responsible for performing the following additionalprocedures:Electrocardiograms (EKGs/ECGs), Cardiac Stress Tests, Holter Monitors, Holter Scanning and Event Monitors.Employees working at other facilities may be responsible for performing other modalities as well.Some of these modalities include but are not limited to vascular ultrasound and abdominal ultrasound.
Echo Tech- Non-Registered
Education: Minimum, High School Graduate.Prefer Associates or Bachelors Degree
Experience: One year experience in the Cardiovascular field, preferably in Echocardiography either through education or work.
Licensure/Certification:Upon qualification, candidate is strongly urged to become registered in the field of Cardiac Ultrasound either through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) with the credential of Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), or through the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) with the credential of Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS).Must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card.
Echo Tech- Registered
Education: Minimum of High School Graduate.Prefer Associates or Bachelors Degree.
Experience: Two years full-time experience in Echocardiography, either through education or work.
Licensure/Certification: Must retain active registry status through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or through the Cardiovascular Credentialing International as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS).Must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card.
Primary Source Verification: Yes – For ARDMS – http://www.ardms.org and for CCI – http://cci-online.org