Echosonographer II

Employer: 
OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center
Location: 
Peoria, IL- USA
Medical Field: 
Echo/Vascular/Phlebology

Schedule: 7a-3:30pm, on-call as necessary.

 
GENERAL SUMMARY:The Echo Tech II performs two‑dimensional ultrasonic recordings and Doppler analysis of the heart and related structures, using ultrasound equipment, for use by physicians in the diagnosis of heart disease.  Studies are performed on patient’s age neonate through adult.  The echocardiographer moves a transducer, by hand, over the patient's heart areas, while observing the ultrasound display screen and listens to the Doppler signals to acquire data for measurement of blood flow velocities.  The 2‑D study is stored in CPACS and graphic recordings are made for measurement of chamber size & wall thickness.  Equipment settings and images recorded are selected by the echocardiographer to obtain a quality study. Measurements of Doppler analysis are made to determine physiologic function such as valve areas. Test results are reported to the physician for interpretation.  Other duties performed include assistance with cardiac stress testing, holter monitor analysis, and EKG, holter monitor and event recorder testing as assigned by the Director of Cardiology Services or the Cardiology Clinical Manager. 
Education and Training: High school education.  Minimum of two years of actual performance in echocardiography.  Previous exposure and current comprehensive knowledge of non‑invasive cardiac testing required.
Licensing:  Credentialed by National Exam (ARDCS/CCI) for adult cardiac ultrasound.
Work Experience: Previous exposure to patient care in a health care setting.  Minimum of two years
actual performance in echocardiography.  American Heart Association HealthCare Provider BLS CPR
certification required.
Skills and Abilities:                                               
1.            Must possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. 
2.            Must possess cardiac arrhythmia recognition and basic 12‑lead EKG skills.  Punctual, dependable, conscientious person who demonstrates patience, understanding and tact in dealing with patients, family members, visitors, co‑workers, and physicians. 
3.            Has understanding of confidentiality.
4.            The Echocardiographer performs their duties and responsibilities while maintaining the safety, security, confidentiality, and dignity of the patient. 
5.            Must be able to act as a preceptor for echo (as directed).
 
Interested candidates may apply online at https://osf.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=ECH000035&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WOzkpEvaUIU.mailto To learn more, please contact Caitlin at 309-624-8942. 
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