The Per Diem Echo Technician performs ultrasound examinations of the heart and related vessels, including 2D and M-Mode echocardiography and color-flow doppler studies (pulsed and continuous). These procedures are performed on all adults. These procedures are performed according to department and Medical Center standards, and are interpreted by a qualified physician.
Demonstrates competency in interpersonal relationships with the following age groups: Teenage and young, middle and geriatric adults.
Provides health care services in own job category to the following age groups: Teenage and young, middle and geriatric adults.
Performs echo study as ordered and per echo protocol on adult patients. Demonstrates clinical normal for the following age groups; Teenage and young, middle and geriatric adults.
Prepares patient for procedure.
Adheres to infection prevention guidelines: washes hands according to policy/procedure, observes isolation policies, cleans equipment according to directions between patients ensuring appropriate time and contact with disinfectants, disposes of infectious waste properly.
Provides patient and family with information/ instructions regarding procedure, evaluating barriers to understanding.
Ensures patient safety and confidentiality while performing exam.
Prepares studies for interpretation by physician, including calculation of cardiac structures.
Completes work process in computer before end of shift.
Initiates Code Blue and life support measures when indicated according to BCLS and hospital policy.
Maintains medication security to authorized personnel only.
Assumes on-call status and call back as assigned, responding within 30 minutes of receiving call.
Transports patients and/or echo equipment as necessary.
Evaluates and initiates equipment service/repair and purchase of new equipment.
Maintains safe working and patient environment.
Utilizes effective communication and problem solving skill in all interactions.
Assists in training and orientation of new employees and students.
Participates in hospital performance improvement activities as assigned.
Participates in department meetings, inservice education, and policy/procedure review.
Department Specific Competencies
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
1 Echo Tech in a hospital setting.
License / Certification Requirements
RDCS Credential from ARDMS or RCS Credential from CCI
BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association