Echocardiograph Tech - Heart Station (Full Time, Day Shift)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 20611
Performs all aspects of echocardiographic studies using ultrasonic equipment. Performs triage of examinations, orientation and preparation of patients; provides preliminary interpretation and presentation of data to attending physicians. Maintains echo equipment and laboratory. Documents procedures according to system and department standards.
Minimum Job Requirements
Associate in Science (AS) in Allied Health or related field (or) a certificate program in diagnostic ultrasound or ARDMS
Eligible for registry in Ultrasound, RDCS or RCS by ARDMS or CCI.
At least one year of experience in Cardiac Clinical Ultrasound or a Pediatric Internship is required.
American Heart Association (AHA) BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
Job Specific Duties:
Analyzes, organizes data, performs calculations appropriate to study, and presents to physicians.
Using 3D image technology, reconstructs 3D images for use with Maternal/Fetal program patients. Follows proper protocols to reconstruct 3D images.
Collaborates with team and performs strains for electrophysiology.
Responsible for performing the following scans: transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), cardiac TEE, epicardial scans, & intracardiac scans (ICE) per departmental protocol in a safe & efficient manner.
Responsible for precepting new sonographers and fellows; provides technical feedback and coaching to new sonographers.
Gathers patient history and documents in the electronic health record (EHR). Reviews charts to understand what the indications are for an echo.
Participates in the on call rotation and coverage for transesophageal echo (TEE) scans.
Responsible for accurately setting up technical charges for procedures, selecting correct ICD codes, and documenting patient's electronic health record (EHR).
Restocks procedure rooms, orders appropriate supplies, and follows all infection control policies per departmental standards.
Troubleshoots any equipment issues, contacts biomed, and escalates any issues to leadership.
Performs environment of care rounds.
Demonstrates knowledge of all departmental policies and clinical protocols for each exam type.
Accountable to chart, review, and perform vitals for patients.
Assists medical staff with special/invasive procedures.
Enters patient demographics, verifies order to undertake examination, and performs echocardiographic study based on patient's medical history.
Explains examination procedure to patient and family to ensure comfort, understanding, and cooperation.
Instructs/teaches scanning techniques specific to pediatric cardiac anatomy.
Maintains echo equipment in good working condition and echo laboratories clean and well provisioned; reports malfunctions to supervisor as needed.
Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives.
Performs fetal echocardiograms, performs calculations appropriate to study, and presents to physicians.
Maintains accountability by ensuring compliance thru timely completion of licensures, certifications, all competencies, health requirements (PPD, N95, Flu, etc.), and education requirements. F: Monthly-Quarterly/T: 2 hours/R: Individual
Maintains accountability and timekeeping expectations as outlined by MCHS Timekeeping and Attendance policy and procedures. Ensures behavior is compliant with communication standards. F: Weekly/T: 2 hours/R: Individual
Ensures behavior meets and/or exceeds targeted service scores as measured by the Service Index and/or the internal departmental service survey. F: Daily/T: 8 hours/R: Individual
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to perform competently and efficiently in crisis situations.
Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, peers, physicians, and other system personnel.
Ability to learn appropriate software application(s).
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ability to communicate information clearly and effectively in an organized format with multi-interdisciplinary teams.
Imaging & Radiology
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.