Full Job Description
Performs 2D and M-mode echocardiograms. Participates in Tran esophageal echocardiograms, as well as stress and contrast echocardiograms. Can also perform exercise testing when needed. Participates in continuing education to ensure professional and personal growth. Ensures that procedures are of the best quality and are carried out in an expeditious manner; directs finished reports to appropriate destinations; assists with all other testing done in the department.
Associates Degree from an acceptable ultrasound school
3 -5 years working experience as Echo cardiographer in a healthcare environment.
Current Certification in echocardiography
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
Ability to recognize, analyze and resolve problems requiring a decision and ensure completion of task.
Ability to anticipate customer’s/patient’s concerns and provide appropriate reassurances.
Function as a team member to organize and prioritize responsibilities to complete daily work requirements.
Adjusts to peaks in workload and demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to change in a positive and cooperative manner.
Completes assignments to co-workers to ensure completion of all assigned duties as necessary.
Offers and acts on constructive feedback.
Contributes to cohesive group relationships; uses open communication to identify and resolve problems in and between the departments.
Makes suggestions for improvements to procedures or innovations to enhance patient service.
Participates in inter or intra-departmental performance improvement teams as directed.
Promptly greets everyone in a cheerful, warm and caring manner/tone; introduces self by name and title during first contact and explains role.
Explains processes to assist in minimizing customer patient anxiety.
Knowledge and ability to refer customer to appropriate medical or administrative personnel when necessary to ensure customer satisfaction.
Ability to resolve customer concerns in a prompt and effective manner.
Reports unsolved conflicts and/or unprofessional behavior to supervisor in a timely manner.
Maintains environment, equipment and supplies in a condition to promote efficiency, health, comfort and safety.
Meets hospital guidelines with respect to attendance and punctuality and is ready to work at the start of the shift and returns promptly from breaks/lunch.
Provides notification for absence, tardiness and vacation requests according to departmental guidelines.
Reports to work appropriately groomed and in compliance with hospital/departmental dress code.
Wear identification badge at all times while on duty.
Knowledge, skill and ability to utilize correctly Echocardiography machines, TEE scopes, Computers and Tannenberg.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains a system where echocardiograms being done can be reviewed by the consulting cardiologist during his/her allotted time for rapid interpretation.
Coordinates with the System Administrator, as well as fellow echo cardiologists, to ensure that there is necessary 24/7 personnel coverage.
Performs bench work, which may include measuring and mounting of echocardiograms, training new personnel to increase skills and knowledge of departmental procedures.
Performs various departmental procedures to include echocardiograms, holter application/scanning, treadmill testing and EKG’s.
Maintains and submits required data for Quality Assurance as well as ICAEL.
Assumes other responsibilities and duties that relate to patient care as required.
Available for call on a monthly rotational basis.
Consults with and keeps supervisor informed of activities, needs and problems in assigned areas.
Participates in departmental staff meetings.
Maintain requirements for hospital/departmental competencies.
Performs duties as assigned by the Director or Medical Directors.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.