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Northwell Health Echocardiogram Technolgist-Reg in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 36053

Job Description

Job Description

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.

Job Responsibility

    • 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

Job Qualification

  • 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.