Associate's degree with a concentration in Cardiac Sonography, or one to three years formal job related training is required.
3 years experience post-graduation in echo cardiology experience preferred.
Registered Echo Tech; CPR certification required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated effective communication and problem-solving skills. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Actively participates in quality assurance program by completing all accrediting body requirements to maintain lab certification.
Assists in coordinating patient care with clinical staff by reviewing the patient schedule at the beginning of each day to ensure appropriate support is available at the appointed times.
Ensures equipment and supplies are available by coordinating preventive maintenance program, scheduling emergency service calls, and ordering necessary supplies to maintain an efficient patient schedule.
Maintains a regulatory/compliance environment by following organizational policies and procedures to ensure compliance to state, local, and federal standards and regulations.
Maintains log of patient data and stored images by entering correct patient demographic information and archiving studies to ensure complete and accurate records are maintained.
Performs diagnostic ultrasound studies on patients including, but not limited to M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiograms and stress echocardiograms by following ICAEL guidelines to ensure high quality diagnostic studies are performed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Prepares preliminary diagnostic reports by compiling relevant measurements and data to provide summary report for physician review, interpretation, and signature.
Provides patient instructions and answers questions relating to scheduled procedures in order to properly educate and orient patients.
Recognizes and alerts physician to abnormal studies by immediately contacting physician to discuss and assist with appropriate next steps.
Sends diagnostic reports or study copies when required to ensure timely communication of patient data.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.