HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Echo Technologist PRN in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is a 257-bed top-performing quality hospital with over 200 of the most highly respected and qualified physicians in the area. It is the only acute care hospital in the TriCounty area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission and an Accredited Chest Pain Center. An affiliate of the UAB Cancer Community Network, Fort Walton offers a Cancer Care Center that is accredited by the Commission on Cancer. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center also provides advanced care for critically ill patients, including cardiovascular and trauma injury care, and emergency services, including a main ER, Pediatric ER and Destin ER. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is in partnership with Twin Cities Hospital, located in Niceville. We are also the parent company of the Rehabilitation Institute, both located in Destin.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for obtaining diagnostic cardiac ultrasound images in three modes. M mode, color flow Doppler and two-dimensional mode, and will follow the imaging protocol recommended by IACEL. This position requires the individual to be registered by the ARDMS or CCI or an equivalent registry. This position will assist the physician with obtaining images during Transesophogeal Echo’s. This position shows sound knowledge and proficiency in the use of diagnostic echocardiography techniques (both fixed and mobile) to assist in the diagnosis of patient disorders. Prioritizes and organizes patient flow to ensure best utilization of time. Is given general guidance and is expected to function with initiative and sound judgment to provide quality services. Demonstrate effective safety practices. Establishes and maintains a good rapport and professional relationship with fellow employees, other departments and Medical Staff. Demonstrate competence when performing other related or licensed functions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs echocardiograms on patient in all settings including intensive care areas.

  2. Responsible for care or equipment including cleaning of Trans-Esophageal Echo probe.

  3. Performs Echo on all age levels of patients, excludingTEEs.

  4. May be required to perform stress tests and EKGs as needed.

  5. Performs clerical functions that are related to procedures.

  6. Obtain images of cardiac anatomy, and quantitative calculations for interpretation.

  7. Communicates finding to the physicians interpreting the study through echo worksheet.

  8. Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify of care or the services delivered.

  9. Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.

  10. Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm.

  11. Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.

  12. Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.

  13. Regular, punctual and dependable attendance.

  14. May have access to the POS room or designated areas to transport, assemble, and stock (inventory) of non scheduled drugs and biologicals to include but not limited to fluids, sterile water, normal saline, and irrigations.

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:

· Graduate of an approved/ accredited School Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, or completion of Cardiac Credentialing International program.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: * Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) from Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI) required within 12 months of hire. * BLS – AHA Healthcare Provider required upon hire

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: * * Experience preferred*


Job: *Imaging

Title: Echo Technologist PRN

Location: Florida-Fort Walton Beach-Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Requisition ID: 01307-8383