ECHO Tech Job Description

ECHO Tech Job Description

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ECHO tech provides information regarding plant and animal life histories, anatomy, physiology and care.

ECHO Tech Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective ECHO tech job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included ECHO tech job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performs cardiovascular imaging, measuring and calculating to determine anatomy, function, and status according to standard of care
Doppler
Stress Echocardiograms
Transesophogeal Echocardiograms including processing all orders and reports
Obtains appropriate diagnosis prior to performing exam
Monitors and facilitates physician interpretation through active participation in the reading process
Meets productivity mandates while ensuring that all department functions are followed through to completion
Serves as Clinical Preceptor for Florida Hospital School of Echocardiography
Performs basic patient care ensuring patient privacy and safety
Computer skills such as Word, Excel are required

ECHO Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for ECHO Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, ARDMS, BLS, CCI, ARRT, RDCS, RDMS, BCLS, NT, ARDCS

Education for ECHO Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the ECHO tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Education, Technical, Graduate, Associates, Technology, Medical, Anatomy, Physiology, Supervision, Science

Skills for ECHO Tech

Desired skills for ECHO tech include:

Physiology
Anatomy
Cardiac anatomy
Procedures and equipment
Echocardiograph equipment and procedures
Cardiac and thoracic anatomy
Physiology and hemodynamics
Physics
Cardiac anatomy and physiology
Diagnostic ultrasound and familiarity with pertinent medical/surgical disease

Desired experience for ECHO tech includes:

Recognizes and promptly acts upon unusual results or patient response by informing primary health care team to ensure patient safety and foster optimal outcomes.*
Must be able to deal with many different personality types, ages and levels of consciousness of patients.*
Must be able to adjust approach based on patient/family level of understanding of test procedure.*
Promptly trouble-shoots and corrects recording instrument malfunction or unusual patient problems that interfere with recordings.*
Process patient and department records ensuring documentations of performed tests in accordance with hospital standards.*
Ability to operate equipment to secure satisfactory recordings

ECHO Tech Examples

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ECHO Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an ECHO tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for ECHO tech
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year echocardiography experience including clinicals
  • Must be registered in cardiac ultrasound by either ARDMS or CCI
  • Registered with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography or The Cardiovascular Credentialing International Registered Cardiac Sonographer
  • Experience with digital sonogram equipment Maintain registered status with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography by keeping dues current
  • Must be able to report to hospital within 30 minutes of call-in
  • Completes related clerical duties
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year echocardiography experience to include clinicals
  • Properly performs exams in accordance with established departmental guidelines to aid physicians in diagnosis and treatment of patients and at a level of competence not requiring constant supervision of technical detail
  • Acts as a liaison with physicians and their office staff to expedite procedures and results as observed by supervisor
  • Verifies the requested procedures by referring to the chart and contacts the appropriate person if there are any discrepancies and performs procedure in a timely manner
Qualifications for ECHO tech
  • The ARDMS Fetal Echocardiography registry will be recognized and awarded for advancement from Dedicated Specialty Sonographer I to Dedicated Specialty Sonographer II in Dedicated Obstetrical labs
  • Minimum one year experience in Echocardiography/one year experience in vascular
  • Experience in performing all modes of Echocardiography
  • Associate's degree or graduate of an accredited program in Ultrasound Technology or its equivalent and may require certification through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARMS)
  • RCS certification, required
  • At least 2 years experience in performing echocardiography studies is desirable
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ECHO Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an ECHO tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for ECHO tech
  • Requests help from staff when ambulating a difficult patient to minimize safety risks as demonstrated by co-workers involvement
  • Observes patient during exam and reports any unusual occurrences to nursing and/or physicians
  • Scheduled appointments at the soonest available and convenient time for the patient
  • Coordinates exams with other departments to facilitate efficient intradepartmental scheduling and to minimize patient waiting as observed by supervisor
  • Informs patients when scheduling exams of proper preps if indicated
  • Informs patient of appropriate arrival and exam times to minimize unnecessary schedule delays
  • Plans, organizes and implements work assignments in an efficient and productive manner
  • Maintains emotional stability under pressure and tension without hindering performance
  • Training in specialized areas of ultrasound including Echocardiology and Vascular flow studies
  • Previous experience required as a graduate tech, minimum of 12 months
Qualifications for ECHO tech
  • All ARDMS cardiac registries will be recognized and awarded for advancement from Dedicated Specialty Sonographer I to Dedicated Specialty Sonographer II in Dedicated Cardiac labs
  • Previous cardiovascular diagnostic testing experience preferred
  • Previous Echo experience preferred
  • Two to three years experience in Echocardiography, preferred
  • A minimum one (1) year of experience in Echocardiography with Doppler
  • Pediatric echo experience preferred
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ECHO Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an ECHO tech. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for ECHO tech
  • Demonstrates skill and knowledge in the use of transducers and imaging equipment
  • Documentation and provision of patient information to medical, nursing and diagnostic staff
  • Prepares patients for exams, explaining procedure, positioning patient, and observing patient and reporting any unusual occurrences
  • Performance of 3D acquisition and cropping
  • Current BLS through American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  • Current registration - registered sonographer RDCS by either ARDMS or CCI
  • Previous hospital or patient care experience
  • The Echo Technician or Registered Cardiac Sonographer provides ultrasound diagnostic tests for patients
  • Performs 2-D/Doppler/Colorflow ultrasound, as directed by physician
  • Performs transesophageal echo, stress Echos and contrast Echos
Qualifications for ECHO tech
  • Maintains and reviews equipment, ensuring proper function and calibration of machines.*
  • NT certification is required to perform genetic screening for Prenatal Diagnostic Centers
  • A minimum of 5 years recent experience preferred
  • Must be a graduated of an accredited Echocardiography Technology Program or equivalent years of experience
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Ultrasound Technology preferred
  • Two years experience in cardiology field preferred
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ECHO Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of ECHO tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for ECHO tech
  • Schedules patients and explains procedures
  • Positions patients and selects appropriate transducer
  • Orders and stocks ultrasound supplies
  • Prints out schedule every morning
  • Photocopies demographics/insurance information
  • Utilizes log book system to enter patient information
  • Proof reads echo reports before placed on patient chart
  • Collaborates and delivers patient reports when necessary
  • Puts patient information into machine
  • Records all information
Qualifications for ECHO tech
  • Performs specialized testing using computer assisted devices including, but not limited to TEE, Stress Echo, Pharmacological Stress Echo’s
  • Experience with stress testing is preferred
  • Must be registered with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) with a Pediatric Echocardiography (PE) specialty within 18 months of employment
  • Registered in Cardiac Ultrasound preferred
  • Four to five years Cardiac ultrasound experience preferred with knowledge of
  • Specific experience and training in Echo Ultrasound required
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ECHO Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of ECHO tech. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for ECHO tech
  • Sends report to patient’s physician
  • Participates in rotating call schedule
  • Performs echocardiographic and cardiac Doppler studies and prepares quantitative calculations
  • Assists cardiologist during transesophageal echocardiographic studies
  • Delivers preliminary echo impressions to physicians, as requested
  • Maintains records and logs of studies performed
  • Consults with cardiologist for interpretation of test results
  • Accurately enter patient demographics and information, utilizing the modality work list on the Echo machines and/or manually entering data
  • Perform vascular studies and carotid dopplers
  • Prepare testing procedures for interpretation, within the established time frame by pulling previous reports, documenting measurements and findings on the technician worksheet, documenting appropriate information in the log books
Qualifications for ECHO tech
  • Performs accurate and thorough echocardiograms as ordered by physician.*
  • Graduate of Ultrasound program preferred
  • RDMS or eligible
  • Professional certification as a registered or certified Echocardiography Technologist, or employee is eligible to obtain professional certification and is actively pursuing certification
  • Requires graduation of an Echocardiography program with a current license and certificate
  • RCS/ARDMS Registered or Registry eligible

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