Job Title: Echo Technician

Company: Bon Secours Community Hospital

City/State: Port Jervis, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: General Diagnostic Cardiology

Union: YES

Union Name: 1199 - UHCWE

Position: Part Time

Hours: 8a-330p

Shift: Days

Req #: 8292

Hiring Range: $43.05

Job Details:

Summary:

The Echocardiology Technician provides patient care and performs special procedures related to cardiac testing for diagnosing heart disease and disorders; operates echocardiology equipment and conducts echo cardiac examinations to monitor the movement, sound, and activity of the heart. The Echocardiology Technician annotates patient records, maintains adequate supplies and acts as liaison with the biomedical engineering staff for maintenance and repair of specialized equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares patients for echocardiography testing. 
  • Prepares patient prior to procedure including attachment of EKG to patient, perform skin prep according to protocol. 
  • Operates echocardiography equipment to record ultrasound from the heart walls, valves and support structures. 
  • Records all test results to ensure diagnosis of structure and valve abnormalities and plural and pericardial effusions. 
  • Develops, cuts and mounts echocardiography results. 
  • Conducts stress tests using accepted procedures and monitors and results. 
  • Records all results and prepares appropriate patient reports. 
  • Monitors equipment during procedures including equipment used, procedures performed, etc. 
  • Performs Systolic Time Interval and Apex Cardiography testing. Ensures an adequate store of supplies used in the non-invasive laboratory. 
  • Informs biomedical engineering staff of equipment failure and conducts follow-up on maintenance and repairs. 
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars as required. 
  • Scans items in and out of automated inventory management system. 
  • Completes procedural reports using DMS reporting system entering specific details according to each procedure and physician preference. 
  • Prepares sterile trays for each procedure and organizes equipment for each procedure. 
  • Instructs and communicates with the patient’s families or representatives. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

 Clinical experience involving conducting EP/Pacemaker examinations preferred. BLS required, RCS or RCDS certification within 30 days of hire.

 EDUCATION:

Graduation from an accredited course of Cardiovascular Technology required 

OTHER:

    If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

    About Us:

    Bon Secours Community Hospital

    For nearly a century, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY, has served the residents of western Orange County, NY, Pike County, PA, and northern Sussex County, NJ, as the area’s premier healthcare provider. The hospital serves its community with 122 beds for acute care and medical-surgical services, a 24-hour emergency department, long-term care and rehabilitation, a dedicated bariatric surgery unit, behavioral health, and outpatient services.