Roper St. Francis Healthcare Echo Tech Reg or NonReg in Charleston, South Carolina
The Echocardiograph Technologist 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.
Education and Experience: An Associate?s or a higher level degree in an Allied Health field and at least one year of paid-work experience in ultrasound technology; OR, a Bachelor?s degree in Sonography or Vascular Technology with no work experience required.
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.
Primary Source Verification: www.ardms.org,www.cci-online.org
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 St.Francis Hospital may be responsible for performing the following additional procedures: 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.