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Cardiac Sonography/Echocardiography Technologist, Full Time - Days, JDCH: Pediatric Heart Institute

Company: Memorial Healthcare System
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Summary:
Performs diagnostic procedures to assess cardiac structures and hemodynamics in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
Detailed responsibilities:

  • Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.
  • When ordered, prepares and administers ultrasound enhancing agents (UEA) and/or medications within scope of practice. Monitors patient condition continually and reports changes in status as thorough comprehensive preliminary report of study data to Physician staff.
  • Prepares equipment and supplies. Selects appropriate exposure factors and imaging parameters. Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.
  • Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s). Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results. Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including repositioning patient and repeating procedure. Enters, transmits and reports scan results.
  • May have to travel to satellite locations to perform diagnostic procedures.

    Competencies and skills:
    Essential:
    • STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
    • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
    • ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
    • RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
    • PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND CARE - SONOGRAPHY/ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY: Assesses and provides patient care prior to and during procedures, considering medical condition, age and diversity.
    • PATIENT POSITIONING AND PROCEDURES - SONOGRAPHY/ECHOCARDIOGR: Performs imaging procedures on all anatomical areas of the body.
    • IMAGE PRODUCTION, ANALYSIS AND ARCHIVAL - SONOGRAPHY/ECHOCAR: Applies appropriate imaging factors, conducts image analysis and utilizes archival techniques.
    • PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.
    • PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"
    • CLINICAL POLICIES AND STANDARDS: Applies knowledge of clinical standards, policies, and procedures relevant to function and organization.
      Education:
      Essential:
      • Accredited Program
        Education specialization:
        Essential:
        • Ultrasound Technologist

          Credentials:
          Essential:
          • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
          • BLS Certification


            Education equivalent experience:
            Essential:
            • Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Technologist or Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program.
              Other information:
              Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

              Required Work Experience: One (1) year experience imaging congenital heart defect and surgical repair at an accredited ICAEL institution. ------Joe DiMaggio Preference: In lieu of one year of experience, will accept new grads (within 1 year of graduation).

              ------Appropriate Florida State Licensure depending on modality of supervision. Obtain American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) RDCS (AE) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) RCS Credential within six months of hire.Must have reliable transportation for roles supporting Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
              Working conditions:
              Essential:
              • Bending and Stooping 60.00%
              • Keyboard Entry 60.00%
              • Kneeling 40.00%
              • Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater 40.00%
              • Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
              • Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
              • Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
              • Reaching 60.00%
              • Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 60.00%
              • Sitting 60.00%
              • Squatting 40.00%
              • Standing 60.00%
              • Walking 60.00%
              • Audible Speech 80.00%
              • Hearing Acuity 80.00%
              • Depth Perception 80.00%
              • Distinguish Color 80.00%
              • Seeing - Far 80.00%
              • Seeing - Near 80.00%
              • Bio hazardous Waste 40.00%
              • Biological Hazards - Respiratory 40.00%
              • Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion 40.00%
              • Blood and/or Bodily Fluids 40.00%
              • Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens 40.00%
              • Computer Monitor 60.00%
              • Moving Mechanical Parts 60.00%
              • Needles/Sharp Objects 60.00%
              • Radiation 20.00%
              • Wet or Slippery Surfaces 40.00%
                Organizational Profile:
                Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is a 226 bed free-standing children's hospital in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida located near Fort Lauderdale. The hospital is currently undergoing a 4-story vertical expansion to double the number of floors and to continue to meet its commitment to providing the highest quality and safest care for children in the region.JDCH is one of 6 hospitals that are part of Memorial Healthcare System, the 3rd largest public health system in the country. Memorial delivers nearly 14,000 babies per year in 3 hospitals and has 132 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - both level 2 and 3 (the state of Florida does not yet have a separate designation for level 4 care). JDCH has robust high-risk and congenital programs including a US News and World Report ranked pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery Program, one of only two active programs in the state that does heart transplants. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program is also ranked by US News and World Report as number one in Florida and is one of the largest programs in the southeastern United States. JDCH also has robust Neurosciences, Hematology/Oncology and other specialized surgical programs (approximately 10,000 surgeries per year). They also have the area's largest pediatric and neonatal transport team, which also does mobile ECMO. JDCH serves over 375,000 children per year from around the state. Approximately 100,000 children are cared for in our 3 emergency rooms across the county per year. JDCH's services continue to grow with the opening of the new specialty center/ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach County in 2018 and a new ambulatory pavilion in Miramar, near Miami-Dade County which will open in 2021.Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital offers resources for academic pursuits, spanning from clinical research to basic science investigation via affiliations with nearby universities and through its Pediatric Institute for Discovery and Innovation (PIDI). Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has an established pediatric residency program and deep relationships with other hospital providers and universities.Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital combines leading-edge clinical excellence with a child- and family-friendly environment that emphasizes the Power of Play. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services - delivered with kindness, dedication and compassion.Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

Keywords: Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood , Cardiac Sonography/Echocardiography Technologist, Full Time - Days, JDCH: Pediatric Heart Institute, Healthcare , Hollywood, Florida

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