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City of Hope

Echocardiography Technician I

Duarte, CA

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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Position Summary

The Echo Tech uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound), and other noninvasive echocardiography testing equipment to produce images of the heart. These procedures require specialized knowledge and skills in support of the provision of diagnostic and/or therapeutic services to specified patient population.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Performs Echocardiogram, carotid and peripheral vascular studies, use non-invasive procedure, to examine heart valves, chambers and blood vessels to produce images.
  • Evaluates the various valves and chambers of the heart and makes appropriate measurements.
  • Perform imaging and non-imaging cardiovascular evaluations which may include exercise tolerance tests, electrocardiograms, stress tests, and transesophageal echocardiography.
  • Obtains patient history, explains procedure to patient, addresses patients' concerns, and follows established pre-screening.
  • Determines appropriate methodology and techniques to use arrange immobilization and/or support devices for proper patient positioning: selects appropriate imaging device.
  • Recognizes potentially serious conditions (e.g., pericardial effusion, intracardiac tumor, thrombi, etc) and brings it to the attention of the physician.
  • Maintains echocardiography and other equipment in efficient operating order; may perform minor preventative maintenance; contacts outside service for major malfunctions.
  • Maintains inventory control, storage, and routing of supplies. Other duties in department as assigned.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

Minimum Education:
  • High School or equivalent.
  • Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training.
Minimum Experience:
  • Externship during Cardiovascular program.
Req. Certification/Licensure:
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), and/or Register Cardiac Sonography (RCS) from Cardiovascular credentialing international (CCI) -- Within 6 months of hire.
  • BLS Card from the American Heart Association.
Preferred Education:
  • Associate degree in Cardiovascular Ultrasound.
Preferred Courses/Training:
  • Education/training in cardiovascular ultrasound.
Preferred Experience:
  • Externship during Cardiovascular program.
Additional Information:
  • Per Diem
  • Multiple positions
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

  • Posting Date: Dec 8, 2021
  • Job Field: Allied Health
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

Job ID: CityOfHope-10014208
Employment Type: Other