UnityPoint Health Echocardiogram Technician Sign-on bonus in Pekin, Illinois

Job Summary

  • To provide high quality ultrasound images of the heart and great vessels for adult patients, technical assistance with exercise and non-exercise stress testing, and to handle other duties as required or assigned.

MISSION

  • “We are committed to delivering outstanding healthcare. Period.”

Perform high quality two-dimensional ultrasound studies of the heart and great vessels, along with identifying EKG abnormalities and/or arrthymias.

score: N/A

· Utilize knowledge of age specific needs of patients in performance of everyday duties and responsibliites

· Understands complimenting imaging and/or doppler techniques, including when to use these methods to investigate specific clinical questions. Knowledge of patient positioning, breathing techniques, position and direction for positioning of the transducer to ultimately give the best visualization of the cardiac structures.

· Proficient in recognizing abnormalities in structure and function, in distinquishing normal from abnormal findings, and in recognizing imaging artifacts

· Knowledge of gross and sectional anatomy

· Demonstrate use of M-Mode technique for measuring the cardiac dimensions at precise times of the cardiac cycle

· Estimation of the severity of the valvular insufficiencies by mapping the dimensions, orientation, and directions of the regurgitant jet with the color flow doppler.

· Assess the blood flow through the heart, including increased velocities, stenosis, regurgitations and shunts with the pulsed and continuous-wave doppler.

· Use of contrast echocardiography in cases where two-dimensional and color flow are suboptimal

· Evaluation of left and right ventricular systolic and diastolic functions and documentation of wall motion abnormalities

· Recognition of rare, common, simple and complex congenital heart malformations, acquired pathologies, possible outcomes of palliative and corrective surgical procedures.

· Completion of the study according to updated protocols, recognize the needs and present the additional views, calculations and measurements when necessary

· Use of segmental approach while obtaining the images of the cardiac structures in four echocardiographic windows: parasternal, apical, subcostal and suprasternal notch regions

· Operates the ultrasound equipment, including the function of all controls affecting the quality of the data displayed. This includes knowledge of the key controls to expedite the study and produce interpretable images (TCG, focus, gains)

· Select the transducer best suited to the structures of interest for optimal resolution and adequate penetration

· Obtains, reviews, and documents pertinent patient history, physical examination and supporting clinical data to facilitate diagnostic results

· Correlates clinical history with exam to be performed and consults with cardiologist for clarification

· Monitor, record, charge and communicate appropriately utilizing computerized documentation system

· Prepare, instruct, assist the patients, produce the images in a timely manner for dobutamine and exercise stress echocardiogram

· Assist cardiologist in performing transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

· Communicate results to cardiologist and respond to possible questions and concerns

· Works proficiently with computers and software driven testing machines and digital archive system.

· Maintain monthly correlation studies and monthly statistics

· Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot and report equipment failure

· Participates in mobile echo/vascular service regionally

· Participates in callback rotation

  1. Uses time, supplies, and other resources productively to promote responsive and cost effective care.

score: N/A

· Completes work within assigned shift

· Uses overtime only when necessary

· Organizes and prioritizes work regardless of frequent interruptions

· Uses slow time to work on additional tasks that promote the efficiency of the department

· Responds willingly to requests for assistance from other team members

· Prevents waste of supplies

· Organizes and prioritizes work regardless of frequent interruptions

· Works independently within established guidelines

  1. Continues professional growth by maintaining knowledge of current trends and developments in echocardiography. Fulfills MMCI and Departmental Mandatory Education Requirements

score: N/A

· Attends conferences or does reading that will be used for required CEU's.

· Participates in activities for growth and development (Teamwork exercises, MMCI Values, Grandrounds)

· Maintains current knowledge of new ultrasound techniques for adult echocardiography

· Applies knowledge of past and present experiences.

· Displays a professional attitude in the area department toward students, fostering mutual respect and creating a productive learning environment

· Participates in monitoring QI, QA, QC programs that assist in maintaining ICAEL accreditation

· Seeks out and participates in Evidence Based Clinical Practice projects that will benefit quality patient care

· Participates in cross training to adult , pediatric or vascular ultrasound

· Follows-up and/or gives feedback to management with problem solving and event reports.

· Demonstrates a practical problem solving approach to patient moving and handling issues

  1. Assists in performing functional, pharmacological cardiolite, and echocardiography stress testing

score: N/A

· Documents procedures correctly

· Accurate assessment of the patients and their physical ability to perform the tests

· Accurately interprets and clarifies physician's orders

· Provides thorough assessments of a patient in a crisis situation, then notify the physician when necessary

· Displays proficiency in knowing lethal arrthymias

· Quarterly competency in stress lab, holter monitoring and event monitoring

Perform high quality two-dimensional ultrasound studies of the heart and great vessels, along with identifying EKG abnormalities and/or arrthymias.

score: N/A

· Utilize knowledge of age specific needs of patients in performance of everyday duties and responsibliites

· Understands complimenting imaging and/or doppler techniques, including when to use these methods to investigate specific clinical questions. Knowledge of patient positioning, breathing techniques, position and direction for positioning of the transducer to ultimately give the best visualization of the cardiac structures.

· Proficient in recognizing abnormalities in structure and function, in distinquishing normal from abnormal findings, and in recognizing imaging artifacts

· Knowledge of gross and sectional anatomy

· Demonstrate use of M-Mode technique for measuring the cardiac dimensions at precise times of the cardiac cycle

· Estimation of the severity of the valvular insufficiencies by mapping the dimensions, orientation, and directions of the regurgitant jet with the color flow doppler.

· Assess the blood flow through the heart, including increased velocities, stenosis, regurgitations and shunts with the pulsed and continuous-wave doppler.

· Use of contrast echocardiography in cases where two-dimensional and color flow are suboptimal

· Evaluation of left and right ventricular systolic and diastolic functions and documentation of wall motion abnormalities

· Recognition of rare, common, simple and complex congenital heart malformations, acquired pathologies, possible outcomes of palliative and corrective surgical procedures.

· Completion of the study according to updated protocols, recognize the needs and present the additional views, calculations and measurements when necessary

· Use of segmental approach while obtaining the images of the cardiac structures in four echocardiographic windows: parasternal, apical, subcostal and suprasternal notch regions

· Operates the ultrasound equipment, including the function of all controls affecting the quality of the data displayed. This includes knowledge of the key controls to expedite the study and produce interpretable images (TCG, focus, gains)

· Select the transducer best suited to the structures of interest for optimal resolution and adequate penetration

· Obtains, reviews, and documents pertinent patient history, physical examination and supporting clinical data to facilitate diagnostic results

· Correlates clinical history with exam to be performed and consults with cardiologist for clarification

· Monitor, record, charge and communicate appropriately utilizing computerized documentation system

· Prepare, instruct, assist the patients, produce the images in a timely manner for dobutamine and exercise stress echocardiogram

· Assist cardiologist in performing transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

· Communicate results to cardiologist and respond to possible questions and concerns

· Works proficiently with computers and software driven testing machines and digital archive system.

· Maintain monthly correlation studies and monthly statistics

· Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot and report equipment failure

· Participates in mobile echo/vascular service regionally

· Participates in callback rotation

  1. Uses time, supplies, and other resources productively to promote responsive and cost effective care.

score: N/A

· Completes work within assigned shift

· Uses overtime only when necessary

· Organizes and prioritizes work regardless of frequent interruptions

· Uses slow time to work on additional tasks that promote the efficiency of the department

· Responds willingly to requests for assistance from other team members

· Prevents waste of supplies

· Organizes and prioritizes work regardless of frequent interruptions

· Works independently within established guidelines

  1. Continues professional growth by maintaining knowledge of current trends and developments in echocardiography. Fulfills MMCI and Departmental Mandatory Education Requirements

score: N/A

· Attends conferences or does reading that will be used for required CEU's.

· Participates in activities for growth and development (Teamwork exercises, MMCI Values, Grandrounds)

· Maintains current knowledge of new ultrasound techniques for adult echocardiography

· Applies knowledge of past and present experiences.

· Displays a professional attitude in the area department toward students, fostering mutual respect and creating a productive learning environment

· Participates in monitoring QI, QA, QC programs that assist in maintaining ICAEL accreditation

· Seeks out and participates in Evidence Based Clinical Practice projects that will benefit quality patient care

· Participates in cross training to adult , pediatric or vascular ultrasound

· Follows-up and/or gives feedback to management with problem solving and event reports.

· Demonstrates a practical problem solving approach to patient moving and handling issues

  1. Assists in performing functional, pharmacological cardiolite, and echocardiography stress testing

score: N/A

· Documents procedures correctly

· Accurate assessment of the patients and their physical ability to perform the tests

· Accurately interprets and clarifies physician's orders

· Provides thorough assessments of a patient in a crisis situation, then notify the physician when necessary

· Displays proficiency in knowing lethal arrthymias

· Quarterly competency in stress lab, holter monitoring and event monitoring

Requisition ID: 2018-54068

Street: 600 S. 13th Street

Name: 5320 UnityPoint Health Pekin

Name: Cardiology

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Day Shift no call M-F

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org