Sr Echocardiographic Tech - Encino

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the
UCLA Cardiac Imaging Physicians, the Senior Echocardiographic Technician performs all 2-dimensional echoes, M-mode, and
Doppler studies. Notifies (by pager) Cardiac Imaging Physicians for any URGENT
and/or Pre-Operative Echo Readings. Prepares preliminary interpretation of those studies. Prepares and
maintains records pertinent to echo studies. Performs other duties as assigned and directed by the UCLA Cardiac
Imaging Physicians and Manager.Qualifications

Required:
  • Successful completion of a
    cardiac echocardiography technology program.
  • Ability to deliver basic cardiac life support (BCLS certification).
  • Ability to be Registered (ARDMS or CCI) in adult cardiac echocardiography within six months of employment.
  • Knowledge and ability to
    apply knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
  • Ability to apply theory to
    practice in the application of ultrasound technique to the clinical
    evaluation of the target anatomy.
  • Ability to push the 500+
    lb. echo machine for distances up to 100 feet within the office.
  • Skill and manual dexterity
    to manipulate transducer and buttons, and knobs on the echo machine to obtain
    optimal studies.
  • Knowledge, skill, and
    ability to use P.C. and word processing software to generate written
    preliminary reports.
  • Knowledge, skill, and
    ability to make preliminary evaluations of echo studies to generate written
    preliminary reports.
  • Ability to prepare and
    maintain log of procedures, track charge documents, compare activity records,
    and determine that all studies are billed and collected for.
  • Ability to work
    independently and complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal to no
    direction.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
    to effectively interact with patients, physicians, nurses, staff, and others
    in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to read, interpret,
    apply, and/or follow physician orders, policies, procedures, or written and
    verbal instructions.
  • According to IAC new standards:
  • New graduates of a cardiac ultrasound
    program who are employed in an accredited facility must obtain an appropriate
    credential within one year from the date of graduation. These individuals
    must be listed on the application as provisional technical staff who are
    eligible for credentialing, and must only work under appropriate supervision
    of a credentialed sonographer.
  • Individuals employed in an accredited
    facility who are cross-training in echocardiography or
    working to fulfill clinical experience pre-requisites for a credentialing examination must
    obtain an appropriate credential within two years from the start date of
    training. These individuals must be listed on the
    application as provisional technical staff who are eligible for credentialing, and must
    only work under appropriate supervision of a credentialed sonographer.

  • UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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