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Cardiac Echo Tech

Hunt Regional Healthcare Greenville, TX
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  • Part Time
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Position Overview:

  • Perform echocardiogram studies with good quality and accuracy, following ICAEL standards.
  • Ability to obtain good quality measurements for the physician and the ability to recognize life threatening problems and alert the physician.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education

  • High School education or equivalent.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Experience: 1 year echo experience. On the job training acceptable.

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Appropriate CPR Certification.

  • Respiratory therapy credentials (CRT or RRT) or registered or registry eligible echo tech.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Requires reading, writing and mathematical skills. .
  • Must deal daily with physicians, other department supervisors and employees, outside service personnel and visitors in an effective manner.
  • Must have visual/hearing acuity, and ability to communicate effectively in English.

Preferred Qualification 

  • Prefer attendance or graduation from accredited school for ultrasound.
  • Echo registry must be obtained within two years from hire date. (some arrangements may vary)

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to the HMHD Compliance Plan.

  • Conduct reflects HMHD’s values and a commitment to HMHD’s Code of Conduct.

  • Attends the required corporate integrity and compliance training and education programs.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in understanding the materials presented during the corporate integrity and compliance training and education program.

  • Complies with all HIPAA standards.    

Echo Tech Functions:

  • Perform Echocardiograms (2D, Doppler, color-flow, M-mode) - Stress Echoes, Dobutamine stress echoes, and TEE’s
  • Obtain measurements from studies and alert physicians as appropriate.
  • Maintain all Echo spreadsheets and gather all information required for QA.
  • Complete patient charging.
  • Ability to work in other areas of Cardiopulmonary such as holter monitoring, stress testing, and EKG’s.
  • Monitor patient’s vital signs and EKG.
  • Maintain echo equipment and schedule PM’s when needed.
  • Assist physicians in interpretations.
  • Transportation of patients to and from procedure.
  • Ability to perform testing on all age ranges of patients treated at HRMC.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Willing to consult and be consulted with other staff and physician in the proper performance and interpretation of tests or procedures.
  • Updates patient information on EKG machine when available to keep log accurate. Has a good understanding of Heartstation and corrects prior to leaving shift.
  • Willing to perform clerical, EKG's and other Cardiopulmonary duties as required for timely customer service.
  • Is efficient in use of time to complete assigned duties of Echocardiographic tech.
  • Strives to recognize and evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses; handles personal and professional frustrations appropriately.
  • Consistently demonstrates an ability to assess situations, consider alternatives, and choose the appropriate course of action.
  • Processes, performs and reports stats within reasonable time frames under normal circumstances.
  • Responds to changes in work schedule as required, including holiday and week end coverage.
  • Helps maintain and order supplies for Echocardiography.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize and set priorities.
  • Shows good judgement in performance of job duties.
  • Follows Cardiopulmonary and hospital policy and procedures when dealing with patients.
  • Identifies possible problems and provides input for solutions, and follow through to resolution.
  • Consistently uses tact and maintains a professional attitude when dealing with patients, staff and other employees.
  • Demonstrates commitment to maintain a positive and effective working relationship with other hospital departments.
  • Always maintains confidentiality in regard to patient information.
  • Consistently performs duties and takes responsibility for activities in Echocardiography.
  • Consistently reports to work at the scheduled time and is ready to work at the start of assigned shift.
  • Does not excessively use hospital sick leave allowance.
  • Attends to personal matters outside of work time to avoid productivity problems or conflicts.
  • Consistently organizes and executes tasks and duties to maintain optimal productivity and efficiency.
  • Consistently maintains a neat professional appearance.
  • Has a thorough understanding Hospital Fire, Safety and Disaster plans.
  • Consistently projects a positive caring image in patient and employee interactions.
  • Consistently projects the hospitals positive, caring image in all patients, business and community interactions.
  • Maintains Echo log sheets and insures that patient information is entered into Departments information system.
  • Evaluates new test procedures, methods and instruments as needed for Echocardiography.
  • Willing to work in other areas of Cardiopulmonary such as Holter monitoring, stress testing and EKG's.
  • Actively utilize quality assurance studies to help improve cardiopulmonary services.
  • Actively participate in quarterly echo conference.
  • Attends conferences, in-services and classes to keep current with the trends in echocardiography, and to become proficient with pediatric studies.    

When Performing EEGs: 

  • Files EEG patients’ reports and tracings. Completes necessary documentation for physicians and reports.
  • Makes daily log documentation and notations. Enters appropriate patient charges in Meditech system.
  • Knows how to respond to seizures or other bedside emergencies.
  • Able to upgrade and trouble shoot digital EEG equipment.
  • Confers with physicians about EEG tracings, patient cooperation and interpretation.
  • Performs EEG testing in an accurate and professional manner.
  • Retrieves old EEG traces for reference if requested. Assures both outpatient and inpatient EEGs are performed in a timely manner.

Our Culture

Would you like to have a positive influence on the lives of patients and families in Hunt County, Texas? With a career at Hunt Regional Healthcare, you’ll have that chance.

As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to live out our mission and vision through service-oriented care. Hunt Regional aims to be the preferred health care system in the communities and surrounding areas we serve. We do that through state-of-the-art technology, continually advancing service lines, and through providing a safe healing environment and outstanding patient experience for each individual we treat. Our values and quality care set our organization apart.


Our Benefits

Hunt Regional Healthcare is proud to offer a competitive benefits package that is designed to work for you. If you're looking for premium healthcare coverage, you've come to the right organization.

Core benefits include:

  • Medical benefits
  • Dental & vision benefits
  • Long-term disability
  • Voluntary accidental death & dismemberment
  • Life insurance 

We also provide a robust supplementary benefits package, including:

  • Prescription coverage
  • Wellness perks
  • Employee counseling
  • Retirement packages
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid vacation time off
  • Generous sick leave allowance
  • Other voluntary benefits
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