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Echo Tech Options I

Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Perform and assist with diagnostic imaging.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High school graduate or General Educational Development (GED).
      • Prefer college courses in anatomy, biology, and physiology.

    • Experience
      • Four years direct experience in Emergency Departments (EDS).
      • One year experience in echocardiography.

    • License/Certifications
      • Required Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS).
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
      • Registry eligible or registered Cardiovascular Technologist.
      • If Registered Nurse, current Iowa license.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Non-invasive Emergency Departments (EDS) techniques and procedures.
      • Electroencephalogram (EEG) and advanced Emergency Departments (EDS) procedures.
      • Infection control and safety procedures.
      • Basic and advanced cardiology.
      • Medical terminology.
      • Perform electrocardiograms, cardiac and thallium stress testing, holter monitors, cystometrograms, uroflowmeter testing, electroencephalograms, echocardiograms and other Emergency Departments (EDS) procedures.
      • Basic use and maintenance of Emergency Departments (EDS) equipment.
      • Ability to promote positive relations interacting with patients and other customers.
      • If Registered Nurse (RN), ability to administer sedation for Electroencephalogram (EEG's) as directed by physician.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers
        • Greets, smiles and makes eye contact.
        • Introduces self by name.
        • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
        • Addresses patients and others by surname.
        • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
        • Knows and demonstrates 6 step customer complaint management process.

      • If Registered Nurse (RN), ability to administer sedation for Electroencephalogram (EEG's) as directed by physician.

      • Performs echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), stress echos, electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms, cardiac and thallium stress testing.
        • May perform holter monitoring and scanning, Electrocardiogram (EKG) telemetry checks, and any other Emergency Departments (EDS) procedure as necessary including outreach echoes and driving Hospital van (as needed).

      • Responds to Code 100's
        • In the absence of Emergency Departments (EDS) Tech I or II, will be required to respond immediately to Code 100, being available to perform Electrocardiogram (EKG's), and assist with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as needed.

      • Completes and documents patient records.
        • Completes all associated paperwork with each procedure in a timely manner insuring accuracy in documentation.
        • Distributes all interpreted tests appropriately.
        • Maintains accurate documentation for accreditation process.

      • Infection control and safety.
        • Adheres to department policy and procedure techniques concerning infection control and safety.
        • Utilizes universal precautions.

      • Staff development.
        • Participates in personal development and hospital continuing education programs.
        • Assists with the training of new staff members.
        • Actively pursues credentialing process.
        • Participates in the department performance improvement programs.

      • Maintains inventory of supplies.
        • Monitors inventory of departmental supplies and ordering more supplies.

      • Equipment maintenance.
        • Monitors equipment, insuring proper functional operation.
        • Troubleshoots equipment.
        • Reports malfunctioning equipment and replaces equipment as necessary.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

Job Details

Date Posted October 16, 2017
Date Closes December 15, 2017
Requisition 5743
Located In Council bluffs, IA
Work At Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp
Department Neurodiagnostics
Shift Daytime
Hours 8:00AM - 4:30PM hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00