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Echo Tech, Full Time

Mercy General Hospital Sacramento, California
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Requisition ID 2022-276202 Employment Type Full Time Department Echocardiology Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 12 hr shift Remote No Category Radiology
Overview

Nestled in the heart of East Sacramento Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital is a 313 bed acute care facility that provides a wide range of services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. Mercy General is home to the nationally ranked Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Institute. Key achievements and recognitions include: from the Joint Commission; Advanced Joint Replacement Spine Center of Excellence Primary Stroke Center Ventricular Assist Device and Chest Pain Certification. Other accolades include CMS 5 stars Practice Green Health 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Level 4 Epilepsy Center and Opioid Stewardship Honor Roll. Mercy General Hospital is proud to foster inclusion and diversity as part of our mission vision and values.


Responsibilities
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.
The incumbent shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Mercy General Hospital and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.
Job Specific Duties
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.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident Critical Illness and Identity Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Programs

Qualifications

REQUIRES:

  • 2 years of college education with courses in physiology and anatomy.
  • ARDMS certification.
  • Experience in echocardiographic and Doppler technology or the ability to exhibit the special skills listed.
    • 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

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