Cardiac Ultrasound Technician

Job Number 51929
Posted 1/24/2018
Account Eastern Maine Medical Center
Department Echocardiography
Location EMMC Campus - EMMC, ME 04401
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Variable
Hours 7-330
Job Details
POSITION SUMMARY: The Cardiac Ultrasound Technician is responsible for coordinating the patient flow to obtain requested imaging studies in a fast paced environment under general supervision of a certified Sonographer. This is achieved through order verification, Quality Assurance of the imaging equipment, proper patient identification and obtaining appropriate imaging following approved policies and protocols. This is to include proper patient preparation and education which may begin prior to the patient arrival. The Cardiac Ultrasound Technician may be involved in part of a procedural team. The Ultrasound Technician will scan patients of all age groups including infants, pediatrics, adults and geriatrics. The Ultrasound Technician must be knowledgeable of age specific protocols. Regular attendance is required.

MAIN FUNCTION: Under the general supervision of the Non-Invasive Cardiology Manager and the Cardiologist and the supervision of a registered cardiac sonographer, uses ultrasound to locate, evaluate, and record pertinent anatomical, pathological, and functional data. The technician will work with patients, their families, physicians, healthcare professionals, other students, etc. The technician will critique images with a registered sonographer and/or interpreting physician.

WORK HOURS: The Cardiac Ultrasound Technician must be flexible to cover a variety of shifts with weekend, holiday and non-restricted call duties required as needed.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: High School graduate or equivalent. 2 year allied health education program that is patient care related or Bachelor's degree. Completion and/or currently enrolled in an Cardiac Ultrasound program. Must complete ARDMS or CCI registry within 4 months of becoming registry eligible.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Experience working in a hospital environment desired.

OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED: Must be able to hear and verbally communicate with patients, family members, physicians, healthcare professionals, department staff, students, etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess the degree of total body strength and flexibility necessary to move equipment and assist patients with personal hygiene and mobility. Must assist those patients with physical or mental impairments, and those requiring total care. Must be able to bend to reach objects on the floor, stretch to reach shelves overhead to a height of 6 feet above ground level using a 1 foot stepstool if necessary, and reach across work equipment such as countertops, and stretchers to a distance of 25 inches. Must be able to lift a minimum of 15 lbs. to a height of 5 feet above ground level. Must be able to push a non-motorized ultrasound machine weighing 500 lbs. throughout the hospital as necessary. Must be able to stand and walk 50% of their shift. Must possess manual dexterity to grip and manipulate large/small objects, thick/thin objects, use a computer keyboard/calculator, turn/push various sizes of equipment control knobs/buttons, and use writing implements such as pens, markers, etc. Repetitive flexion/extension of the scanning wrist is required. Must be able to move within both confining and changing environments throughout the hospital, such as nursing units, inpatient rooms, operating room settings, etc. Must possess visual acuity and color vision necessary to observe patient conditions, discern information from B/W and color monitors, computers, calculators, electronic controls, emergency equipment, patient charts/forms, printed documents, patient identification bands, and equipment manuals. NOTE: Instruction in proper body mechanics will be given and must be utilized to prevent injuries.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Will work with non-ionizing radiation, indoors for 100% of their shift. Must work with video display terminals for up to 85% of a shift. Will work with hazardous materials and equipment. May be exposed to patients with communicable diseases, purulent discharges, secretions, and excretions.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.