Providence Health & Services ECHO Cardiographer in Missoula, Montana
Providence is calling a ECHO Cardiographer (Dept, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
Assists in transport and movement of patients to and from wheelchairs, carts and ultrasound tables.
Completes all add on exams the day requested if possible.
Completes all paperwork on patient before going on to next patient.
Completes all worksheets for Cardiologists.
Confirms patient ID verbally and/or by ID band.
Consults as appropriate to determine clinical information required from exam and plans and carries out exam accordingly.
Educates patients about their procedures and clarifies any concerns or questions they may have.
Explains procedure to patient and family and answers questions about procedures.
Gives call light to all patients when left alone and carries Wescom pager after hours.
Greets patient, introduces self, describes nature and time requirements of exam.
Monitors vital signs and physical and mental status of patients and notifies nursing and/or cardiologist as appropriate.
Positions patients correctly so as to visualize all aspects of structures being imaged.
Protects patient, self and staff from physical injury throughout procedures, during transfer and during transport to and from department.
Recognizes arrests, call codes and administers first aid/CPR.
Respects patient privacy. Keeps curtain closed and keeps patient covered
Reviews finished exams as necessary for acceptable diagnostic quality.
Selects correct imaging protocols and equipment and sets factors to obtain maximum quality images based on patient habitus, symptoms and pathology.
Signs ED patients out and back in, in the ED chart.
Strives to do all inpatient NPO exams in the morning.
Talks to, or has someone talk to, the patient if unable to do outpatient exam within 10 minutes of arrival.
Transports patient to department and returns to room after procedure.
Cleans US machine filters as needed.
Empties dirty linen daily.
Wipes down machines as needed.
Correctly labels and dates all exams.
Enters all required documentation in patient’s medical record.
Organizes, plans and directs procedures and coordinates with other areas.
Performs all clerical duties.
Reassesses priorities several times a day.
Reviews and restocks department inventory.
Reviews requisitions and charts for orders and specific instructions.
Turns the full jacket with history information and reports in to reading cardiologist.
Required qualifications for this position include:
High school diploma or equivalent
Must have successfully completed a formal training program or equivalent in Echocardiography and demonstrate ability to complete competency in Echocardiography.
ARDMS or equivalent or eligibility within 1 year.
Current Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) upon hire.
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has more than 250 licensed beds and serves patients from 17 counties. We have been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and among many other awards, have earned the Premier Award for Quality award repeatedly. Missoula is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. It is a university city of 65,000, surrounded by big sky, scenic mountains, forests and renowned rivers.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Ultrasound Technologist
Req ID: 250015