8443 - HCH ECG ECHO CARDIAC TECH
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Located on Chicago’s West and Southwest Side, Sinai Health System is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Sinai Community Institute, Sinai Medical Group, and Sinai Urban Health Institute.
The entities of Sinai Health System collectively deliver a full range of quality inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a large number of innovative, community-based health, research and social service programs. We focus our collective depth of expertise and passion to improve the health of the 1.5 million people who live in our diverse service area. With our team of dedicated caregivers, Sinai Health System is committed to building stronger, healthier communities.
A partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community
$10,000 Sign-on-Bonus available
GENERAL SUMMARY: Able to produce quality two dimensional ultrasounds images, Doppler flow analyses of heart, and related structures for use by Physician in diagnosis of heart disease. Actively participate in the variety of duties involved in the operation and maintenance of echo equipment following the standards set for the department by ICAEL, HFAP, and Infection Control. & Consistently perform all of the echo exams according to protocols.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Check for previous studies and review key elements. Optimize instrument settings prior to starting study. Verify indication for exam and review order and understand physician's request. Review the order for type of study to be performed. Verify you have the correct patient using two identifiers with the paper requisition according to policy. Using two identifiers throughout the process; enter patient information into ultrasound system from patient list or manually. Enter demographics, height, weight, BP, sonographers' name, all other information as needed. Utilizes (AIDET) Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank you, throughout the patient experience; explain the procedure to patient providing the length of time of the exam, prepare patient for diagnostic procedure, positioning patient, and while explaining what you are doing and Is able to perform a variety of adult echo procedures to obtain and record 2D, pulsed Doppler, M-mode, color flow, and spectral graphic representations of the heart to assist physician in the diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities.Understands why contrast is used and utilizes contrast to enhance the 2D imaging. Consistently adjusts proper setting of the scale, gain, filter, compress, and reject with CW & PW Doppler.Is able to identify life-threatening abnormalities and raise the concern to reading physician following the department policy and Is capable of providing additional imaging as needed to assist physician with diagnosis of cardiac disease. Keep current with Echo policies, like accurate documentation of patient and examination in log book, transferring patient studies to Cardio PACS, charging the exam in the hospital information system, and QC the report to be reviewed by the interpreting physician. Properly charges for exams in Meditech using the correct patient information and accession number. Consistently obtain accurate medical history from patients as well as obtaining prior reports and/or studies for the cardiologist's review. Consistently ensure that equipment is cleaned including transducers before and after examinations.;Demonstrates the ability to follow department Infection Control policy when cleaning and sterilization of TEE probe and TEE Leak Test.In compliance with Holy Cross Hospital Attendance Standards and Dress Code Policy.Ability to work with physician leaders, peers, and customers assisting with any issues encountered.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
Graduate of an accredited echocardiography training program or four years of clinical work experience as an echo cardiographer.
Must be eligible to sit for the ARDMS or CCI examinations.
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:
Must have four years of clinical work experience as an echo cardiographer if not a graduate of an accredited echocardiography training program.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must obtain one of the following certifications within 2 years:
o Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)
o Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)
o Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS)