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Echo Tech

Company: CommonSpirit Health
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Since 1925 Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has been providing a wide range of health social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. The 419-bed facility includes the nationally recognized Dignity Health Heart & Vascular Institute and The Joint Commission-certified Stroke Programs. Mercy General Hospital also houses the first CARF- (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited Acute Rehabilitation Unit in the region. Mercy General Hospital's Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Center is a state-of-art four story addition that provides all cardiac services under one roof: Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiac Support Unit and Cardiopulmonary Services. It also includes: 71 private family-friendly patient rooms expanded 21-bed cardiac ambulatory procedure area and a highly advanced 20-bed cardiac surgery ICU. Additionally Mercy General Hospital has achieved Level 4 Epilepsy Center designation.

The incumbent is responsible for the performance of complex cardiac diagnostic procedures, and all procedures required by the EKG Technician. Demonstrates competency in patient care for neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. -1.1 Explains procedure before beginning each study, prepping patient, calibrating equipment, and entering patient data with an accuracy rate of 95% to 98%.1.2 Records appropriate cardiac structure on tape and hard copy to determine overall function of the heart with less than 2% omission rate.1.3 Disposition of studies by patient status and age of order. Completes study within scheduled shift unless cleared by the supervisor, noting completion on patient's chart 95% to 98% of the time.1.4 Prepares test results for physician's interpretation providing all pertinent patient data, accurately recording measurements on data sheet. Copies and disperses study to appropriate areas. Initiates an appropriate charge for patient's account by the end of shift 95% to 98% of the time.1.5 Maintains proper care of equipment, including cleaning and restocking, so that no more than 1 to 2 outages of supplies are noted per month. Notifies company of any equipment failures immediately to ensure timely repair with notification to supervisor.1.6 Assists with procedures and various duties of EKG technician between scheduled tests. See Standard III of the EKG Technician performance appraisal.

REQUIRES:Experience in echocardiographic and Doppler technology or the ability to exhibit the special skills listed.2 YEARS College education with courses in physiology and anatomy.ARDMS certification.Knowledge of: -EKG procedures and equipment -basic cardiac and human body anatomy and physiology -basic interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias -cardiopulmonary resuscitation -general filing procedures -typing and office skills -electrical safety standards -proper phone techniques aseptic techniques. Ability to: -establish and maintain a good working relationship with a wide variety of hospital personnel -act courteously and with tact in dealing with patients, visitors and the public -explain procedures to patients -maintain patient confidentiality -follow established procedures -work effectively under stress and adjust priorities as circumstances require -organize work assignments, maintaining accurate and complete records -maintain a high degree of accuracy regarding all details -calm and reassure distressed patients -work with minimal supervision -respond effectively in emergency situations -read and comprehend technical instructions -effective oral and written communications skills

Keywords: CommonSpirit Health, Sacramento , Echo Tech, Other , Sacramento, California

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