Echocardiograph Technologist - Echo Tech
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CareMount Medical, P.C. is the largest independent multispecialty medical group in New York State, providing comprehensive medical care of the highest quality to over 640,000 patients in more than 45 locations throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster counties and New York City. Founded in 1946 as Mount Kisco Medical Group, CareMount has grown to over 600 physicians and advanced practice professionals representing more than 40 different medical specialties. CareMount is affiliated with world-class organizations including Massachusetts General Hospital, Mount Sinai Health System, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. CareMount offers on-site laboratory and radiology services, endoscopy and infusion suites, and operates eight urgent-care centers. Our physicians are frequently recognized as best doctors in respected publications and have been featured in lists including New York Magazine's "Best Doctors," Westchester and Hudson Valley Magazine's "Top Doctors" as well as in Castle Connolly Medical's "Top Doctors." For additional information about CareMount Medical and its specialties, please visit: www.caremountmedical.com.
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Position Overview: The Echo Tech uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound), and other noninvasive echocardiography testing equipment, to produce images of the heart. These procedures require specialized knowledge and skills in support of the provision of diagnostic and/or therapeutic services to a specified patient population. May work in a hospital, clinical, or research environment. Echo Techs may specialize in Adult Echocardiography, Pediatric Echocardiography or Fetal Echocardiography.
- Use of non-invasive procedures to examine heart valves, chambers and blood vessels to produce images known as echocardiograms (ECGs)
- Perform imaging and non-imaging cardiovascular evaluations which may include exercise tolerance tests, Holter monitoring, event recorders, electrocardiograms, stress tests, and trans-esophageal echocardiography
- Obtains patient history, explains procedures to patient, addresses patients' concerns, and follows established pre-screening policy and procedure
- Determines appropriate methodology and techniques to use; arranges immobilization and/or support devices for proper patient positioning; selects appropriate imaging device
- Prepares patient for echocardiography procedures, positions patient as appropriate for prescribed procedure, and assists patients at completion of procedure
- Uses good judgment when determining if the procedure was sufficient for proper diagnoses, or if additional imaging procedures are needed
- Provides images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation
- Monitors the patient's physical condition during the course of the procedure; report patient change of status or emergency situations to clinical staff, supervisor and/or cardiologist
- Recognize abnormal rhythms and immediately notify Physician or appropriate clinical staff
- Maintain accurate patient documentation, including computerized documentation
- Performs general office duties: maintains stock supplies, assists administrators in determining quantities for purchase, records procedure codes for billing purposes, and scheduling patients
- Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practice
- Troubleshoot equipment and document errors or equipment malfunctions; escalate issues and concerns to engineer, supervisor, and/or cardiologist
- Performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge, and permitted by the policies and procedures of Supplemental Health Care, and other local, state, and federal guidelines; and the policies of the facility requesting the services
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in
- Associate degree in Cardiovascular Technology or graduate of an accredited school of Ultrasonography
- Educated on and compliant with HIPM regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client information
- An accredited member of the IAC or Intersocietal Accreditation Commission - Echocardiography (formerly ICAEL)
- Registered with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) - Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS)
- Licensing: Current state certification, licensure, or license eligible in states where applicable
- Maintenance of current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for HealthCare Workers or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification for HealthCare workers
- Training and experience: Skilled professional with a solid foundation in Echocardiography. 1+ years of accumulated experience within the last three years in a comparable job classification preferred, may be required
- Complies with Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional
- Demonstrated ability to understand medical/surgical terminology
- Demonstrated ability to wear personal protective equipment (e.g., face mask, goggles, latex/ non-latex gloves) as needed
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively within role independently and with other team members
- Demonstrated ability to organize and complete work in a timely manner
- Health Requirements In good health and able to work without restrictions as evidenced by Health Statement
- Must have proof/information pertaining to Hepatitis B vaccination from your physician or waiver
- Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. CareMount is an EO employer- M/F/Veteran/Disability
CareMount Medical, ProHEALTH Care Associates, and Riverside Medical Group (the “Practices”) are all physician owned and led practices having complete authority for all medical decision-making and patient care through their physicians and other licensed professionals. Optum, through its management organizations (“Optum”) provides non-clinical administrative services to support the Practices and their physicians. Neither Optum nor its management companies employ, engages, or supervises physicians or other licensed professionals, or determines or sets the methods, standards, or conduct of the practice of medicine or health care provided by the Practices or by any of their licensed professionals. “Part of Optum” reflects that the Practices are part of Optum’s effort to support forward-thinking physician practices in helping their patients live healthier lives.
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