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Echo Technician - Cardiac Sonographer - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Full-time
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Job ID: 171082
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 7, 2023
Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?
- The incumbent will provide high quality echocardiographic studies, including all services that the department provides. To ensure patient health, safety and well being. Accurate analysis and evaluation of all studies will be provided to interpreting physician for review. Will fulfill responsibility to HUP by adherence to hospital and department policies and procedures while pursuing goals for professional growth. Incumbent will work on an as needed basis.
- Verifies patient identification prior to initiating study.
- Monitors patient's behavior and general physical condition to ensure continued stability and to assess study's effects.
- Prepares necessary supplies and sets up echocardiographic equipment to prepare for scheduled studies.
- Performs echocardiographic studies according to ASE and department guidelines, using skilled techniques and equipment operation to ensure accurate results under supervision of attending physician or Echo lab manager.
- Analyzes and evaluates results of studies for review by interpreting physician and or department manager.
- Monitors testing equipment and environment to ensure quality of tests, employee and patient safety according to department and hospital guidelines.
- Compile records and maintains files on all tests performed according to procedure as required for accurate and up-to-date records and reports.
- Schedules echocardiograms effectively to provide efficient services that will result in a quality product.
- Organizes personal work activities to ensure proper completion in a timely manner.
- Displays continued development of skills in the operation of sophisticated mechanical and electronic instruments and computers correctly in the performance of work activities.
- Fulfills responsibility to HUP in adherence to hospital and department policies and procedures while also fulfilling personal goals for professional growth.
- Reviews daily schedule to determine specifications for supplies and equipment.
- Perform routine equipment checks according to lab policy to prevent possible equipment malfunctions.
- Ensure that equipment and all peripherals are stored appropriately on echo machine to prevent breakage of cables/ transducers at all times.
- Knows lab emergency procedure routine and the location of all emergency supplies and equipment.
- Initiates correct calls or contacts appropriate resources necessary to provide or obtain emergency services.
- Provides emergency assistance as required and or directed by the appropriate authority.
- Consistently acts as resource for equipment.
- Improves clinical effectiveness through quality improvement process.
- Participates in the process of evidence-based research utilization leading to practice changes.
- Participates in unit-based and/or entity committees and programs.
- Participates in professional technical organizations.
- ARDMS or CCI (Required)
- Basic Cardiac Life Support
- Certification within 3 months of employment
Education or Equivalent Experience:
- Associate of Arts or Science
- 2+ years Clinical experience in a IAC accredited Echo Lab
- Bachelor of Arts or Science (Required)
- Radiologic Science and/or related field such as biology
Attendance at accredited Ultrasound school /or college
2+ years Clinical experience in a IAC accredited Echo Lab
- H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
- New Graduates of a cardiac ultrasound program who are employed in an accredited facility must obtain an appropriate credential within one year from the date of graduation
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.
Current UPHS employees must apply HERE