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Echocardioraphy Technician I, PRN/Registry, EKG, St Joseph Hospital, Elgin

Requisition ID: 65830

Ministry: Presence St Joseph Hosp Elgin

Location: Presence St Joseph Elgin

Location Address:
77 North Airlite Street, Elgin, IL 60123-4912 United States (US)

Department: 20125030 EKG PSJH

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 0
Employment Status: PRN / Registry
Employment Type: Regular
Shift: Day


The Echocardiography Technician I is responsible for performing all types of echocardiographic procedures including 2D/Mode, Doppler, Stress Echo, Holter monitoring, etc. in accordance with established Presence Health guidelines and protocols.

  • Educates patients and family in the purpose, process, and type of test being administered.
  • Evaluates patient prior to performing tests by reviewing patient medical history; noting past/present illnesses, diagnosis, and medication; checking patient's chart to confirm physician's orders and noting current medication, allergies, etc.
  • Performs ultrasound venous and arterial peripheral vascular imaging studies and records data on videotape.
  • Performs venous Doppler and impedance plethysmography and arterial limb pressures, volume pressure recordings and measurements.
  • Identifies basic dysrhythmias, EKG changes, basic pathology on ECHO and other test results on a preliminary basis to determine need for immediate interpretation by physician or if additional vascular testing is needed.
  • Provides test results for physician review expeditiously; proofreads typed reports and checks images for completeness and clarity, identifies and notes unclear areas/masses and adjusts equipment accordingly.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement data collection, preparation of patient information logs, monthly statistics, monitors, etc. as part of process to obtain and maintain accreditation of the Vascular Lab.
  • Maintains equipment and facilities as needed for safe and accurate technical function and patient comfort and convenience.
  • Assists in department operations and ensures patient charges and/or credits are entered into the CCS system.
  • Participates in the orientation of new staff and assists other staff members as needed (technical and clerical).
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment and reports variances or possible hazards to department management.

    This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.


    Does Not Supervise Employees.
    Directly supervises employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience
    High School diploma or equivalent required. Training from college course or accredited program preferred. One year of experience in cardiology and/or ultrasound technology preferred.

    Language and/or Computer Skills
    Ability to speak and write English to the extent necessary for safe and efficient performance of the job.

    Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Knowledge of word processing software. Meditech experience preferred.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    ECHO Certification preferred. CPR Certification required.

  • Business Unit: Presence St Joseph Hosp Elgin

    Job Function: Imaging Services


    EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability
    Presence Health 
    Location: ElginIL 60123
    Document ID: AD252-0GI5  
    Job Type:  Regular

    Job Schedule: Full-time

    Posted on: 2019-09-1809/18/2019
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