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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Echocardiogram Technologist - Cardiology *$5,000 Sign-On Bonus* in Eureka, California

We are looking for an Echocardiogram Technologist with a $5,000 Sign-On Bonus for the HUM Harris Cardiology Department at St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare.

Location: Eureka, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

The Echocardiogram Technologist is a patient care position including performing of echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, stress portion of nuclear testing, treadmill stress tests, administering holter and event monitors.

Essential Functions:

Equipment maintenance/Supplies:

• Clean equipment at least once a week.

• After each patient test, change table paper and clean as needed.

• Replace ultrasound gel.

• Stock supplies.

• Keep crash cart log updated, replace items as needed.

• Give list of supplies to be ordered to lab supervisor.

Stress Echocardiogram:

• Perform stress echocardiograms according to protocol.

◦ Review previous reports for patient chart.

◦ Explain test to patient and answer any questions or concerns.

◦ Prep patient/have change into gown.

◦ Type patient information into echocardiogram machine, and ECG machine.

◦ Connect patient to ECG equipment.

◦ Obtain blood pressure.

◦ Run a 12 lead ECG.

◦ Have patient lay on exam table on side and perform resting echocardiogram.

◦ Write down measurements and findings on technician worksheet.

◦ Inform physician we are ready to begin stress portion.

◦ Assist physician in stress treadmill test (obtain blood pressures, inform patient of next steps of test).

◦ Immediately after stress portion of test, obtain echo pictures for doctor to compare to resting pictures and determine outcome of test.

◦ Recover patient after stress tests (check blood pressure and heart rate and rhythm).

Echocardiogram:

• Perform echocardiograms according to protocol.

◦ Review previous reports from patient chart.

◦ Explain test to patient and answer any questions or concerns they may have.

◦ Have patient change into gown.

◦ Type patient information into echo machine.

◦ Have patient lay down on left side.

◦ Obtain two-dimensional (2-D) imaging (parasternal long, apical four, apical five, apical two and apical long, arch and subcostal views).

◦ Obtain M-mode imaging. Measurements of walls, chambers, and function of left heart.

◦ Valve interrogation with spectral display for pulsed (PW) and continuous wave (CW) Doppler studies. Color flow imaging.

◦ Write down measurements on technician worksheet for physician to review.

◦ Place echo tape and technician forms in Reading room for physician to review.

Treadmill stress tests:

• Perform treadmill stress according to protocol.

◦ Prep patient.

◦ Explain test to patient and answer any questions or concerns they may have.

◦ Type patient’s information into ECG machine.

◦ Hook patient up to ECG equipment.

◦ Inform physician we are ready to begin stress portion of test.

◦ Assist physician in stress treadmill test (obtain blood pressures, inform patient of next steps of test).

◦ Recover patient after stress tests (check blood pressure and heart rate and rhythm).

Skills:

  • Bilingual preferred.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Experience: 2 years experience in ambulatory or acute cardiac setting.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current BLS Certificate.

  • RCS or ARDMS Certification.

Mission Heritage Medical Group is one of California's most respected medical groups. With over 3,000 employees and 75 locations throughout California, including, Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County, Mission Heritage Medical Group has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, customer service and information technology. This kind of success is the result of team work, a commitment to excellence and a strong adherence to the organization's mission, vision and values. Mission Heritage Medical Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Heritage Medical Group complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Company: Providence Medical Foundation

Category: Cardiopulmonary Techs (Cath, EP and Other)

Req ID: R338118

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