Performs 2D, m-mode and Doppler studies by recording on video tape and printer, and digital acquisition, including long axis, short axis, apical four chamber and two chamber views, subcostal views, and suprasternal views. M-mode recording include calculation of aortic, left atrial size, mitral valve opening and closing, and left ventricular size and function. Spectral and color flow studies include mitral valve, aortic valve, tricuspid valve, and pulmonic valve measurements and calculations providing size, motion, structural, functional, and hemodynamic characteristics of the heart and great vessels.
Perform stress echocardiograms including obtaining information consent, pertinent patient history, skin preparation and electrode application for exercise testing, blood pressures at rest and during exercise, pre and post echo acquisition including Doppler and m-mode if needed, and presentation of information for physician, patient reassurance and coding of encounter form with appropriate diagnosis and procedures performed.
Performs Dobutamine echocardiography including obtaining informed consent, pertinent patient history, skin preparation, and electrode application for testing, obtaining echo images at baseline, low does, peak dose, and recovery phase and presenting them in digital format, provides patient reassurance, and coding of encounter form with appropriate diagnosis and procedures performed.
Performs routine exercise testing including informed consent, pertinent patient history, skin preparation and electrode application for exercise testing, obtaining blood pressures at rest, during and after exercise, coding of encounter form with appropriate diagnosis and procedures performed.
Performs EKG's and holter application as needed.
Coordinates testing schedules with scheduling personnel, clinical extenders, nurses and physicians to insure timely visits for patients.
Maintains cleanliness of room according to OSHA standards and insures patient safety by routine cleaning of echo tables, machines and various equipment after each patient use.
RDCS (CARDIAC) And Or RVT VASCULAR) or Registry eligible Through the ARDMS with registry obtain within a year from hire.
This position will average working 64 hours per pay period (every two weeks.
St. Anthony's Medical Center