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Location:St. Joseph, MI
Department:Lakeland Heart & Vascular PB - St. Joseph
Shift:Day (United States of America)
Hours:8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Job Summary
Performs various professional duties assisting the physician in carrying out cardiovascular diagnostic procedures according to the accepted hospital and department policies and procedures. Work requires a professional level of knowledge to perform tests and calculate data for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease for patients from fetus on through geriatrics.• Operate and maintain specialized echocardiographic equipment in a variety of settings. Understand the physical properties of ultrasound and doppler echocardiography. Select appropriate transducer for patient and setting controls on machine. Complete computer manipulation of echocardiographic data. • Follow physicians orders and performs echocardiography examination in two dimensional, M-Mode, color flow mapping, and doppler modalities. Obtain all measurements and calculates data necessary to complete test. • Echocardiographic evaluation or tomographic cardiac anatomy in multiplanes. • Interpretation of hemodynamic information derived from blood flow and the effect of altered intravascular pressure or electrical activation on the echocardiogram. • Interpretation of the following categories of pathology encountered in daily echocardiographic examination; acquired valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, diseases of the myocardium, pericardial disease, cardiac masses and diseases of the aorta. • Takes the responsibility of contacting designated cardiologist in the event of a "STAT" reading of an echo is requested. • Assist cardiologist in transesophageal echocardiogram in ambulatory OP setting and in the operating room, by operating ultrasound equipment, monitoring vital signs and providing the patient with continued support. • Assist physician during transesophageal echo cardiography in an inpatient, outpatient, or surgical setting. Basic knowledge of sterile procedures therefore required. • Cleaning and maintenance of ultrasound equipment: • Exterior machine kept clean on daily basis. Check to see that monthly cleaning of filters is done by the bio-med department. Report any malfunction of equipment to department supervisor. • Order and restock echo supplies. • Responsible to take "call" rotation as per department policy. • Assist in heart center activities when available according to orientation of such. • Contribute to the "Customer Relation" philosophy within LRHS by striving to improve all customer satisfaction measurements. • Perform other duties as assigned. • Committed to the continuous improvement of the patient experience which includes patient safety, quality of care and excellent service. Adhere to the organization's published values. Requirements
Education:High School or GED (Required)
Certifications:ACLS Certification - AHA, BCLS Certification - AHA
Skills:Additional Job Details
Physical Requirements:Continuously: Standing, Walking, Lifting/exerting force: 0-10 lbs., Use of hands to grasp/handle/feel, Vision, Vision-color, Hearing, Speaking
Frequently: Lifting/exerting force: 11-25 lbs., Lifting/exerting force: 26-51 lbs., Bending, Squatting
Occasionally: Sitting, Stoop/kneel/crouch/crawl, Climb/balance, Operating a motor vehicle• Skills: Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with patients, physicians, fellow associates and other departments. Must be able to function in emergency situation with an understanding of the team concept.
Basic computer, data entry, typing, filing and organization skills required.
• Abilities: Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, various locations, sometimes on short notice.
• Environmental Conditions: Potential exposure to fumes, dust, gases, and odors. Frequent changes in temperature may occur. Possibility of exposure to communicable diseases.
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