Ultrasound / Echo / Vascular Tech III

Touro New Orleans , LA 70130

Posted 3 days ago

LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit healthcare system serving the needs of the people of Louisiana, the Gulf South and beyond.# LCMC Health currently manages award-winning hospitals including Children#s Hospital of New Orleans, Touro Infirmary, New Orleans East Hospital, University Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center. # For 165 years, Touro has been in the vanguard of medical excellence. As one of New Orleans most enduring monuments, Touro Infirmary stands for stability. Tens of thousands of babies have been born here, and we#ve treated more than a million people.#Our modern facilities utilize the latest technology.#Touro offers a full range of services including emergency services, preventive diagnostics, surgical care, women#s services, cardiology, cancer treatment, rehabilitation, imaging, orthopedics, stroke care and more. In its history, Touro Infirmary has cared for generations of New Orleanians. Our patients and the community can count on our ongoing commitment the health and wellbeing for generations to come.


POSITION SUMMARY:


To provide patient care in the course of diagnostic Cardiac Ultrasound and Vascular Doppler, under the direction of the Medical Director of Cardiology Services and under the supervision of the Supervisor Ultrasound Services.


POSITION DUTIES:


Demonstrates proficiency and quality in performing the technical aspects of Diagnostic Ultrasound with and according to department policy and procedure. Able to perform echocardiograms and vascular studies within the scope of your training and experience. Selects the appropriate transducers and settings for examinations. Possess the ability to expand scope of examination according to any abnormalities. Is able to position the patient to optimally visualize area of concern.# Is able to assist physicians# with transesophageal echocardiogram and stress echocardiograms.# Maintains records of all procedures performed, archives patient examinations. Through knowledge of departmental forms, log books and computer system.# Patient Safety Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Inspects US equipment daily to ensure it is operating effectively.# Reports any malfunctions through the proper reporting method in a timely manner.# Properly identifies the patient and procedure to be performed in accordance to the JCAHO standards. Departmental Responsibilities Examine rooms and equipment are cleaned and maintained between patients. Monitors and notifies the proper personnel when supplies are needed. Customer Service Prepares preliminary reports and contacts referring physicians when required, according to established procedures.# Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided.# Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the sonographic area/department.# Performs other related duties as assigned.# The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and should not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent to the position.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS:


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: ultrasound physics and instrumentation; cardiac anatomy and physiology; vascular anatomy and physiology; general medical terminology; and, an understanding of the nomenclature of physicians# orders. Ability to: locate anatomic landmarks; use manual dexterity for proper probe placement; and, draw clinically relevant conclusions from raw data. Basic computer and data entry skills are needed; and, analytical skills are required to determine job priorities, multi-task and work independently. Able to take call and respond in 120 minutes or less. Required Education, Experience, Licensure: Graduate of an accredited college with a degree in Science related field and/or graduate of an accredited school of Cardiopulmonary and/or certified by ARDMS/CCI accredited school or equivalent (including training from the United States Armed Forces). 6 months performing cardiac / vascular procedures National Registry

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer/RCVT/RVT and/or RVS/RCS# Basic Life Support/CPR, Natl. Cert. Ultrasound Techs # Touro Infirmary is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit healthcare system serving the needs of the people of Louisiana, the Gulf South and beyond. LCMC Health currently manages award-winning hospitals including Children's Hospital of New Orleans, Touro Infirmary, New Orleans East Hospital, University Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center.

For 165 years, Touro has been in the vanguard of medical excellence. As one of New Orleans most enduring monuments, Touro Infirmary stands for stability. Tens of thousands of babies have been born here, and we've treated more than a million people. Our modern facilities utilize the latest technology. Touro offers a full range of services including emergency services, preventive diagnostics, surgical care, women's services, cardiology, cancer treatment, rehabilitation, imaging, orthopedics, stroke care and more. In its history, Touro Infirmary has cared for generations of New Orleanians. Our patients and the community can count on our ongoing commitment the health and wellbeing for generations to come.

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide patient care in the course of diagnostic Cardiac Ultrasound and Vascular Doppler, under the direction of the Medical Director of Cardiology Services and under the supervision of the Supervisor Ultrasound Services.

POSITION DUTIES:

Demonstrates proficiency and quality in performing the technical aspects of Diagnostic Ultrasound with and according to department policy and procedure.

  • Able to perform echocardiograms and vascular studies within the scope of your training and experience. Selects the appropriate transducers and settings for examinations.

  • Possess the ability to expand scope of examination according to any abnormalities. Is able to position the patient to optimally visualize area of concern.

  • Is able to assist physicians' with transesophageal echocardiogram and stress echocardiograms.

  • Maintains records of all procedures performed, archives patient examinations. Through knowledge of departmental forms, log books and computer system.

Patient Safety

  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

  • Inspects US equipment daily to ensure it is operating effectively.

  • Reports any malfunctions through the proper reporting method in a timely manner.

  • Properly identifies the patient and procedure to be performed in accordance to the JCAHO standards.

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Examine rooms and equipment are cleaned and maintained between patients.

  • Monitors and notifies the proper personnel when supplies are needed.

Customer Service

  • Prepares preliminary reports and contacts referring physicians when required, according to established procedures.

  • Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided.

  • Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the sonographic area/department.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and should not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent to the position.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of: ultrasound physics and instrumentation; cardiac anatomy and physiology; vascular anatomy and physiology; general medical terminology; and, an understanding of the nomenclature of physicians' orders.

  • Ability to: locate anatomic landmarks; use manual dexterity for proper probe placement; and, draw clinically relevant conclusions from raw data.

  • Basic computer and data entry skills are needed; and, analytical skills are required to determine job priorities, multi-task and work independently.

  • Able to take call and respond in 120 minutes or less.

Required Education, Experience, Licensure:

  • Graduate of an accredited college with a degree in Science related field and/or graduate of an accredited school of Cardiopulmonary and/or certified by ARDMS/CCI accredited school or equivalent (including training from the United States Armed Forces).

  • 6 months performing cardiac / vascular procedures

  • National Registry

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer/RCVT/RVT and/or RVS/RCS
  • Basic Life Support/CPR, Natl. Cert. Ultrasound Techs

Touro Infirmary is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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