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Echo Technologist

Brandon, FL, United States

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Description

SHIFT: PRN

SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem

Brandon Regional Hospital is located in the Tampa Bay area along Florida's Gulf Coast.  The Hospital is a 438-bed acute care facility offering a number of specialty services including the Heart & Vascular Center, where the latest in cardiovascular surgery and minimally invasive techniques are performed, The Behavioral Health CenterThe Women's Center, which includes our Baby Suites and 22-bed neonatal intensive care unit, The Reflux Center and a designated Bariatric Center of Excellence.
 
We offer more specialties, more special opportunities and more ways for you to express your passion for quality and expand your potential for success.  Join us at Brandon Regional, part of the growing HCA West Florida hospital system.  Our friendly community hospital boasts a close-knit caring staff of professionals that looks out for its family, neighbors and friends.
 
Brandon Regional Hospital is currently accepting applications for a credentialed Echo Technologist in our Cardiac Echo Lab on a full-time basis.  A minimum of one (1) year experience as an Echo Tech is required.
 
Echo Tech Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates concern and empathy to patients.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability in performing procedures, contributes of physician diagnosis, and provides care in a caring, compassionate, and respectful manner.Verifies physician order and reviews patient’s cardiac history prior to the procedure.
  • Prepares and positions patients and equipment in a safe, competent manner in accordance with established operating procedures.
  • Performs echocardiography procedures/studies in accordance with established operating procedures and routines accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Collects clear data for physician analysis of cardiac structure and functioning.
  • Ensures reports are processed and report data is provided to physician at completion of procedure.
  • Maintains effective communication with patient; provides explanation procedures within scope of practice.
  • Maintains proactive and effective communication with cardiologist regarding any unusual clinical findings or history.  Demonstrates use of the interdisciplinary team approach to patient care; collaborates, confers and with physicians, colleagues and other members of the healthcare team as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
    Supports physicians’ need to operate in multiple work environments; provides assistance within scope of practice in ensuring physician can easily access and utilize services.
  • Demonstrates a “patients first” approach to care.
  • Demonstrates awareness and respect to the patient, family and/or significant others as an individual and family unit.
  • Takes responsibility for ensuring orders match diagnosis to ensure proper reimbursement for services and ensures appropriate patient charges are recorded.

Qualifications

  • Registry required within one year of hire date (A or B):

A)  CCI:  Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS); or

B)  ARDMS:  RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
  • Minimum of one (1) year of recent experience as an Echo Tech
  • Exposure to Structural Heart and Pediatric procedures a plus
  • Associate degree
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Brandon Regional Hospital
Facility: Brandon Regional Hospital
Job ID: 01384-12675
Category: Imaging
Contract: PRN/Per Diem
Shift: PRN
Job Class: PRN

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