26 Aug
Echo Technician
Illinois,

Vacancy expired!

Part-Time (Up to 25 hours a week, flexible schedule)


Hours: Monday- Friday 7am-3:30pm


Rotate between Downers Grove and Naperville locations. Also must be willing to travel to Winfield and Elmhurst if needed for coverage.


SUMMARY:



  • Proficient in all aspects of an Echo Lab, including all tests (i.e. 2D Echo/Doppler/Color Flow, Stress Echo, Contrast study, Dyssynchrony study)

  • Perform two dimensional echocardiography, M-mode echocardiography, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler (including nonimaging probe), Color flow imaging and tissue Doppler, and echocardiographic quantitation according to the Echo Lab protocol. Needs to be proficient in all the techniques of digital echocardiography including digital recording, annotation, measurments, saving/copying/reviewing/deleting study.

  • Complete worksheet with study findings.

  • Provide professional quality technical care for the Clinic patients, according to established guidelines and practices.

  • Enter all necessary data into EMR.

  • Be familiar with saving/retriving images on DVR.

  • Use PAC system to review, store and copy echocardiographic studies, to enter all necessary data for the final echo report, to print final report.

  • Take BP, place EKG leads and take EKG. Recognize major abnormalities and report to physician/NP.

  • Recognize and report to cardiologist significant abnormal findings.

  • Maintain Echo equipment in operative condition including regular cleaning, checking for malfunction and calling support when issues arise.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Perform M-mode echocardiograms: Obtain M-mode of left atrium, aortic root, aortic valve, mitral valve and left ventricle.

  • Perform two dimensional echocardiograms: Perform parasternal long axis views-optimize for the aortic and mitral valves and left ventricle. Obtain measurements for aortic root, left atrium, left ventricle to evaluate for ejection fraction and left ventricular wall thickness. Perform parasternal short axis views at the level of the aortic, tricuspid and pulmonic valves, the mitral valve, the papillary muscles and the apex. Obtain apical long axis, apical four chamber, apical five chamber, and apical two chamber views. Create special views for abnormalities not demonstrated optimally by standard views. Fill out respective section of the echocardiographic worksheet.

  • Perform Doppler Echocardiography: pulsed wave Doppler echocardiographic recordings of each valve and the left ventricular outflow tract, pulmonary venous flow, tissue Doppler recordings for diastolic dysfunction, continuous wave Doppler examinations of each valve with the determination of mean gradients when peak gradients are elevated, plus perform Doppler evaluation of aortic stenosis with the nonimaging probe, Color flow imaging of each valve and ventricular and atrial septum in all two dimensional echocardiographic views. Fill out respective section of the echocardiographic worksheet.

  • Perform Stress Echocardiography: In conjunction with exercise physiologist connect patient to the EKG cable on GXT machine. Get resting EKG and BP. Check images for the signs of contraindication for the Stress test. Document if accidental abnormal finding noticed. Record images in the parasternal long axis, parasternal short axis, apical four chamber, and apical two chamber views before and immediately after exercise (within 90 sec). These images have to be saved on the DVR and have to be available for the physician's review in addition to at the PAC system reading station.

  • Compile data: Prepare patient file (in EPIC and Merge) and stress echo worksheet. Be familiar with report generation (data in Merge Cardio Station).

  • Report equipment malfunction and summon repair personnel when indicated. Maintain your equipment in working condition to perform good quality echocardiogram , and keep up with your schedule.

  • Observe and report any significant abnormalities to the cardiologist so that proper medical care can be given to the patient.

  • Maintain a timely flow of patients.

  • Cheerfully greet patients and prepare them for the appropriate exam. Instruct patients as to exam requirements and/or instructions/consent form. Treat patients with utmost respect.

  • Maintain patient's records and pertinent information according to ICAEL standarts and requirements.

  • Maintain testing area with necessary supplies, materials, and cleanliness.

  • Possess skill to perform everyday duties to maintain the highest quality standard established in the Echo Lab and cardiology department.

  • Perform related work responsibilities as required or needed in the Echo Lab.

  • Attend required meetings/seminars to maintain credentials.

  • Must possess the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Have knowledge of safety hazards and precautions to maintain a safe work environment.

  • Be skilled in maintaining and preparing records.

  • Attend quarterly QI Echo meetings and department meetings.

  • Foster positive working relationships with other co-workers in the department of Cardiology. Establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, and other departments within Dupage Medical Group.

  • Perform Doppler Echocardiography: pulsed wave Doppler echocardiographic recordings of each valve and the left ventricular outflow tract, pulmonary venous flow, tissue Doppler recordings for diastolic dysfunction, continuous wave Doppler examinations of each valve with the determination of mean gradients when peak gradients are elevated, plus perform Doppler evaluation of aortic stenosis with the nonimaging probe, Color flow imaging of each valve and ventricular and atrial septum in all two dimensional echocardiographic views. Fill out respective section of the echocardiographic worksheet.

  • Perform Stress Echocardiography: In conjunction with exercise physiologist connect patient to the EKG cable on GXT machine. Get resting EKG and BP. Check images for the signs of contraindication for the Stress test. Document if accidental abnormal finding noticed. Record images in the parasternal long axis, parasternal short axis, apical four chamber, and apical two chamber views before and immediately after exercise (within 90 sec). These images have to be saved on the DVR and have to be available for the physician's review in addition to at the PAC system reading station.

  • Compile data: Prepare patient file (in EPIC and Merge) and stress echo worksheet. Be familiar with report generation (data in Merge Cardio Station).

  • Report equipment malfunction and summon repair personnel when indicated. Maintain your equipment in working condition to perform good quality echocardiogram , and keep up with your schedule.

  • Observe and report any significant abnormalities to the cardiologist so that proper medical care can be given to the patient.

  • Maintain a timely flow of patients.

  • Cheerfully greet patients and prepare them for the appropriate exam. Instruct patients as to exam requirements and/or instructions/consent form. Treat patients with utmost respect.

  • Maintain patient's records and pertinent information according to ICAEL standarts and requirements.

  • Maintain testing area with necessary supplies, materials, and cleanliness.

  • Possess skill to perform everyday duties to maintain the highest quality standard established in the Echo Lab and cardiology department.

  • Perform related work responsibilities as required or needed in the Echo Lab.

  • Attend required meetings/seminars to maintain credentials.

  • Must possess the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Have knowledge of safety hazards and precautions to maintain a safe work environment.

  • Be skilled in maintaining and preparing records.

  • Attend quarterly QI Echo meetings and department meetings.

  • Foster positive working relationships with other co-workers in the department of Cardiology. Establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, and other departments within Dupage Medical Group.


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:



  • Knowledge of elementary electrocardiography

  • Understanding of cardiac anatomy as recorded by M-mode, 2D echocardiography with all the standard views.

  • Knowledge of cardiac hemodynamic as demonstrated by pulsed Doppler, continuous wave Doppler and Color flow imaging.

  • Familiarity with the basic procedures and equipment used in exercise electrocardiography so that the equipment can be used for exercise echocardiography.

  • Understanding of basic principles of digital echocardiography and quantitation, along with two dimensional measurement techniques; rapid image recording (within one minute) after exercise echocardiography is vital.

  • Familiarity with contrast study procedures.


EDUCATION and / or CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE:



  • Graduate from an high school.

  • Ultrasound technician training through previous on-the-job training or from accredited 1-2 year ultrasound program.

  • Basic EKG interpretation.

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in CP.


EXPERIENCE:



  • 1-3 years of previous Echo Lab experience.


ABOUT DUPAGE MEDICAL GROUP


Join one of the fastest-growing healthcare teams in Chicagoland and experience what superior care and innovation is all about. DuPage Medical Group is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the state, providing physician-directed healthcare focused on quality, efficiency and access. Our team is comprised of more than 600 experienced physicians and 4,000 dynamic individuals who work collaboratively to transform healthcare for the thousands of patients we serve each day. We seek candidates who can help fulfill our mission to enhance the well-being of the patients we serve by providing the highest quality medical care available.

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