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Echo-Vascular Technologist

Company: Arise Austin Medical Center-The Hospital at Westla
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION: Echo-Vascular Technologist About us: The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center not only provides traditional quality hospital care but also offers services ranging from high-tech diagnostic procedures to inpatient physical therapy and urgent care for emergencies related to trauma or illness. We also recognize our role as a resource for information and education regarding medicine and healthcare to patients, staff, physicians and the community. Through our commitment to and involvement in Austin, The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center will continue to be an active and responsible healthcare leader.
Why work here (Benefits): Medical Insurance
Dental and Vision Insurance
Basic Life Insurance
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Critical Illness Insurance
Accident Insurance
Free Gym Membership
Paid Time Off (PTO)
401K Employee Perks Program
Job Summary: The Echo-Vascular technologist is responsible for producing and performing a variety of diagnostics Echo-cardiogram and vascular procedures. Performs diagnostic testing on both inpatient and outpatient basis to include 2 D/M - Mode to cardiac Doppler, stress echo, Pharmacologic echo/nuclear studies, contrast echo's, peripheral vascular studies, cardiac stress testing, EKG's and Holter monitoring/scanning. Other department duties include restocking exam rooms/suites with supplies, ensuring proper function of Ultrasound equipment and the EchoPacs system. Responsible for assisting with the clerical aspects of Imaging Services.
Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience: Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Program with a minimum 2 (two) years clinical experience in an acute care setting performing echo cardiograms and vascular procedures Preferred: BS with minimum 3 (three) years clinical experience in an acute care setting performing in all aspects of Echocardiography/vascular ultrasound exams. This position also requires shift rotation -Standby call rotation and Holiday shift coverage as scheduled.
License and Certifications Credentialed with one or more of the following RDMS/RDCS/RVT/RVS BLS
Who you will be reporting to: Department Director and Imagining Supervisor
What you will do (Roles and Responsibilities): Responsible for operating the Ultrasound facility wide. Producing diagnostic ultrasound images measurable through feed-back from the Radiologist and or Cardiologist.
Obtains any relevant clinical information regarding the patient, which may include past tracings, cardiac history, and a physician's order indicating reasons for the test.
Recognizes symptoms of cardiac arrest, respiratory distress and/or other impending crisis and initiates the necessary emergency response.
Provides patient/family with information regarding the test being performed, documents on Patient/Family Education record.
Positions the transducers properly to obtain the best possible display of structures as per guidelines.
Locates various intracardiac structures; obtains the best possible recording. This is obtained through familiarity with cardiac anatomy and physiology, rapid recognition of value structures and motion pattern and a thorough knowledge of equipment controls.
M-mode, 2-D, Color Flow and Doppler applications are recorded and measured accurately.
Assists physician or physician designee in cardiac stress testing when performed in conjunction with nuclear medicine procedures, including preparing the patient for placement of ECG leads, recognizing and responding to any ECG changes, recognizing the parameters that indicate termination of cardiac stress study, and recognizing ECG patterns that are appropriate for image gating.
Notifies appropriate healthcare provider when immediate clinical response is necessary based on procedural findings and patient condition.
Stress Echocardiogram: obtains baseline and post stress echocardiogram views, digitally capturing best possible images to evaluate wall motion.
Connects patient to Stress Monitor via stress cable and electrodes assuring electrocardiogram is free of baseline artifact.
Accurately records blood pressures, assists cardiologist throughout procedure.
Evaluates the patient and the procedure to identify variances that may affect patient outcome.
Evaluation must be timely, accurate and comprehensive.
Documents any exceptions to protocol clearly and completely
Plays an integral part in the infection control program, including equipment and room cleanliness.
Performs other duties as assigned.
We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Keywords: Arise Austin Medical Center-The Hospital at Westla, Austin , Echo-Vascular Technologist, Other , Austin, Texas

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