Prime Healthcare

Echocardiograph Technologist (PRN)

Facility St. Joseph Medical Center
Location
US-MO-Kansas City
ID
2024-161834
Category
Clinical Tech
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift
Days
Job Type
Non-Exempt

Overview

St. Joseph Medical Center CMS 5-Star Award winning hospital, is a faith-based, 310-bed facility providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services. Key services include the St. Joseph Heart Institute, Senior Care Services, Senior Behavioral Health, Surgical Services and the Joint and Spine Institute. St. Joseph is a member of Prime Healthcare Services, one the nation’s leading hospital systems. It is recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the “15 Top Health Systems” in the nation. We believe that continuous, quality of care and performance improvements are the foundation for preserving and enhancing healthcare delivery. St. Joseph Medical Center is a GREAT place to work!

 

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Responsibilities

We are seeking an Echocardiography Technologist (PRN), internally referred to as our Echo Tech (Certified) at St Joseph Medical Center (Kansas City, MO) a member of Prime Healthcare. As an echocardiogram technologist, alternatively referred to as an echocardiographer or cardiac sonographer, your role will involve conducting echocardiograms, which are ultrasound scans of patients' hearts. This position is on a per diem basis, meaning PRN.

 

Shift’s Available:  Days

Employment Type: Per Diem (PRN)

Hours: Varied

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (includes, but not limited to):

  • utilize ultrasound machine to generate images of the heart's chambers, valves, and blood vessels, positioning the ultrasound probe on the patient's chest and adjusting its placement to capture various perspectives of the heart
  • assess the dimensions, configuration, and motion of the heart's chambers and valves, analyze blood circulation patterns, and identify irregularities such as valve malfunctions, cardiac muscle impairment, or congenital heart anomalies
  • prepare patients for the procedure, explaining the process and ensuring their comfort, you may need to communicate with patients to adjust positioning or provide instructions for breathing techniques
  • responsible for maintaining and calibrating ultrasound equipment to ensure optimal image quality, including quality control checks to verify the accuracy of images and equipment functionality
  • document findings and observations accurately in patient records, you may assist cardiologists or physicians in interpreting results and preparing diagnostic reports
  • maintain certifications in your field, participate in continuing education and stay updated on advancements in echocardiography techniques and technology
  • ensure you meet the maintenance requirements for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) certifications

Qualifications

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING

  • completion of Echocardiogram program within 90 days of hire or equivalent training required
  • current BCLS certificate upon hire and maintain current required
  • able to assist physician with TEE testing required
  • previous experience in performing Echocardiograms of all ages preferred
  • hospital experience in the Cardiology field preferred
  • ARDMS or CCI Required within 90 days of hire
  • proficient computer skills

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