The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the heart station with various noninvasive procedures that include: EKG, holter application, holter removal, treadmill stress testing and echocardiographic studies. Receive and interpret physician's requests for diagnostic procedures and/or treatments Explain the procedure to the patient to secure the patient's confidence and cooperation Document the patient's record Independently perform standardized testing monitoring the patient for adverse reactions; and operate, calibrate, and clean and/or sterilize commonly used equipment. Knowledge of standard medical terminology as well as common diseases and their specific affects. Able to identify and record anomalies indicative of disease, injury, or other medically significant condition from ultrasound imaging and simultaneous recordings of the Doppler. Incorporate the causes and results of a variety of symptoms and conditions into a plan of ultrasonic diagnostic examination. Change and develop sounding techniques to accommodate such variables as limited patient mobility, variation in physical condition or dimension of the patient, presence of prosthesis or foreign objects, and ultrasonic response of different body parts. Produce diagnostic quality images and Doppler frequency recordings using M-mode, two-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound. Work Schedule: Full-Time 8-4:30, currently does not include off tours or weekends Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Instrument Technician Echocardiography/PD50652F Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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