Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Health Medical Center

Department: RAD ECHO - Roosevelt

Schedule: Per Diem 4 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Varied

This is a POOL position.
Under the general direction of an appropriate physician or supervisor, the Echocardiogram Technician performs diagnostic procedures on adults and/or pediatric patients. Responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of patient care, requiring independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative. Assumes responsibility for tasks and procedures as assigned. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients. Provides specialized technical skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, and medical knowledge including anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Correlates related patient data and apply physics principles in order to obtain optimal images for rendering a diagnosis. 
Hourly Pay Rate: $51.00
  • Requires an Associate's degree in Radiography and/or completed certificate in Ultrasound program.
  • Prefer broad-based experience in echocardiography testing as indicated by years of experience and types of tests performed (i.e. echocardiography/doppler exams, stress echocardiography exams, and TEE exams).
  • Must be eligible to sit for the ARDMS board registry (Adult or Pediatric Echocardiography Specialty).
  • Requires BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center upon hire.
  • Must have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety or submit a completed Affidavit at the time of hire. Must complete fingerprint clearance card application within seven (7) days of hire date. Must present actual card within 90 days of applying for a fingerprint clearance card.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well with all departments and personnel related to echocardiography testing activities including additional technical and nursing staff, secretarial support, medical staff, and vendors.
  • Must be able to utilize inductive thinking for the performance of many of the tests, along with the ability to evaluate patients well in a subjective manner.
  • Must be able to work independently and be motivated to accomplish tasks that require self-direction.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians as well as nurses and other support staff in order to schedule tests effectively and report results accurately.
  • Must be a responsible individual so that day-to-day activities will be accomplished in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Requires knowledge of the importance of infection control and prevention of cross-contamination and various methods of decontamination of equipment used.

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