Northwell Health

Echocardiography Technologist

1 week agoNew York, NY

Job Description
Job Description
Performs diagnostic cardiac ultrasound studies. Utilizes independent judgment in the application of non-ionizing, high frequency ultrasonic waves for diagnosis of disease. Collaborates with clinicians to ensure appropriateness of studies and performs related administrative tasks.

Job Responsibility

  • Prepares patient for echocardiogram exam. Positions patient on examination table according to departmental standard operating procedures; explains procedures in layman's terms to relieve patient of pre-testing anxiety.
  • Obtains pertinent imaging and diagnostic reports required for correlation with echocardiogram exam being performed; consults with referring physician regarding patient history and to determine appropriate images required.
  • Sets-up equipment to administer exam in a timely fashion; uses settings on machines to assure accurate results, using technical judgment.
  • Performs echocardiography procedures, including transesophageal echocardiography, as required, and obtains proper views and images utilizing appropriate techniques.
  • Identifies significance of all structures visualized on oscilloscope and differentiates artifacts from normal or pathological processes.
  • Analyzes sonographic data and other pertinent observations made during exam; correlates clinical history to ensure appropriate procedure is performed.
  • Observes patient during entire examination. Recognizes and reports any changes in patient's condition and/or motor abnormality complaints by patient including: fainting, discoloration, etc. in accordance with procedures.
  • Documents test results in patient's medical record, and reports findings to physician discussing any need for further evaluation with physician.
  • Performs minor repairs and frequent calibration checks and adjusts ultrasound equipment, when necessary and troubleshoots mechanical problems of the equipment by performing minor repairs as necessary.
  • Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.
Job Qualification

  • Vocational or Technical school Diploma required.
  • Specialized certification, required.
  • 1-3 years of technical experience, required.
  • Russian speaking strongly preferred.

Client-provided location(s): Brooklyn, NY, USA
Job ID: Northwell-12698846