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Northwell Health Echocardiography Technologist PD in Huntington, New York

Req Number 125285

Job Description

Performs diagnostic cardiac ultrasound studies. Utilizes independent judgment in the application of non-ionizing, high frequency ultrasonic waves for diagnosis of disease. Collaborates with clinicians to ensure appropriateness of studies and performs related administrative tasks.

Job Responsibility

1.Prepares patient for echocardiogram exam. Positions patient on examination table according to departmental standard operating procedures. Explains procedures in layman's terms to relieve patient of pre-testing anxiety.

2.Obtains pertinent imaging and diagnostic reports required for correlation with echocardiogram exam being performed.

3.Consults with referring physician regarding patient history and to determine appropriate images required.

4.Sets-up equipment to administer exam in a timely fashion. Uses settings on machines to assure accurate results, using technical judgment.

5.Performs echocardiography procedures, including transesophageal echocardiography, as required. Obtains proper views and images utilizing appropriate techniques. Identifies significance of all structures visualized on oscilloscope and differentiates artifacts from normal or pathological processes.

6.Observes patient during entire examination. Recognizes and reports any changes in patient's condition and/or motor abnormality complaints by patient including: fainting, discoloration, etc. in accordance with procedures.

7.Analyzes sonographic data and other pertinent observations made during exam.

8.Documents test results in patient's medical record and reports findings to physician, discussing any need for further evaluation with physician.

9.Performs frequent calibration checks/adjustmentson ultrasound equipment and troubleshoots mechanical problems, as necessary.

10.Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.

Job Qualification

Vocational or Technical school Diploma required.

One (1) of the following credentials required:

Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS).

1-3 years of technical experience, required.

*Additional Salary Detail

The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

The salary range for this position is $82,500-$136,340/year

It is Northwell Health’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all applicants and employees equally regardless of their age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.