Northwell Health Echocardiogram Technolgist-Reg in New Hyde Park, New York
Req Number 36053
Obtains two-dimensional cardiac images from patients through the use of high frequency sound. Transports echocardiogram equipment to patient units to run tests. Performs other ancillary departmental duties.
- Performs a variety of duties related to obtaining two-dimensional cardiac images from patients through the use of high frequency sound.
Prepares patients for test by briefly explaining test to patients and placing transducer on patient's chest using gel to form airtight seal.
Runs test, adjusts apparatus controls, as required.
Monitors paper run and edits pertinent material for review by physician.
Obtains a satisfactory video recording for review by physician.
Disconnects apparatus from patient's chest; cleans gel from patient's chest.
- Performs a variety of ancillary departmental duties.
Enters pertinent information into computer and log books.
May type echocardiogram (m-mode + two-dimensional) reports, makes copies, delivers and /or mails reports to referring physician or hospital charts.
May prepare written preliminary diagnostic summary for review by and discussion with physician.
Ensures that videotape library is kept orderly and up-to-date.
Performs routine maintenance on two-dimensional equipment.
May receive and transmit messages, arranges appointments.
May schedule inpatient echocardiograms.May interact with patient units to arrange patient transport.
Files, retrieves, and maintains related records, as required.
Prepares and routes appropriate forms for fee collection.
- Transports echocardiogram equipment weighing over fifty (50) pounds to patient units to run tests.
Performs related duties, as required.
*ADA Essential Functions
High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (R.D.M.S.), required.
Completion of an approved course in Diagnostic Echocardiography or Ultrasound, required.
Completion of a clinical rotation to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in echocardiography including m-mode and two-dimensional sector scanningOR Minimum of six (6) months work experience in echocardiography, including m-mode and two-dimensional sector scanning, required.
Ability to communicate effectively.