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Health Care & Medicine
Sr Echocardiography Tech
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Vocational Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences
High School diploma, Graduate of an approved school of Echocardiography.

Minimum Work Experience
2 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 2 - 3 years prior cardiology experience  or equivalent combination of training and experience. A minimum or 12 consecutive months of full time dedicated pediatric or adult experience in an echo laboratory directed by a board certified pediatric cardiologist.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Show respect and sensitivity. Demonstrates patience and self-control.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Echocardiogram Procedure
  1. Independently perform echos on complex patients with congenital heart disease in inpatient and outpatient setting in a timely fashion; and, independently perform fetal echos in a timely fashion.
  2. Perform all required modalities for standard/research echos according to protocol.
  3. Perform Holter monitor hook-ups and EKG’s as needed.
  4. Utilize on-line and/or off line analysis system effectively.
  5. Perform analysis in a timely fashion.
  6. Strive for accuracy; check work consistently and keep up with heavy volume; strive to improve quality of echos.
  1. Write legibly and log all studies completely and accurately.
  2. All worksheets filled out completely with all pertinent patient information.
  3. All studies billed completely and in a timely fashion.
Research Activities/Special Projects
  1. Volunteer to be responsible for research project.
  2. Assist physicians/fellows with research, willingly.
  3. Collect all pertinent information.
  4. Assist director of echocardiography with telemedicine.
  5. Assist director of echocardiography with 3D echo and contrast studies.
  1. Advise supervisor of any problems with equipment.
  2. Advise supervisor when supplies are low.
  3. Echo machine and probes are kept clean between patients.
  4. Help maintain neat and orderly work station and echo lab.
Regional Outpatient Centers
  1. Be reliable and on-time
  2. Perform echos, EKG’s and Holter monitors in a timely fashion.
  3. Be able to handle heavy volume effectively and efficiently.
  4. Work well with physicians, nurses and families.
  5. Keep clinics well stocked with supplies.
Other Responsibilities
  1. Participate in all aspects of on-call responsibilities and be reliable; work well with cardiologists.
  2. Instruct and guide junior level techs/fellows on approach to echoing patients with complex heart disease.
  3. Guide junior level techs/fellows on obtaining quality studies (utilization of transducers/controls).
  4. Instruct junior level techs/fellows on use of echo machine, digital acquisition and EnConcert system.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.