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Echo Tech- PRN

Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Req ID 7462-7850 Post Date Jan. 24, 2024 CategoryTechnician FacilityRutherford Regional Health System

Echo Techs at RRHS demonstrate all aspects of echocardiogram performance, including tasks involved in creating images of the heart, cardiac chambers, valves, and vessels for the purpose of assessing heart function and diagnosing heart ailments. They work closely with cardiologists and other physicians, often performing the technical aspects of the examinations, evaluating the findings, and reporting them to the cardiologists. Echo Techs provide patient care, such as preparing the patients for the sonographic imaging and providing them with instruction during the echocardiograph. Techs are responsible for effective documentation and billing of procedures.

Company Description:

Rutherford Regional Health System is a 143-bed acute care facility that offers a broad array of inpatient and outpatient care. Rutherford Regional is dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet their healthcare needs.  We provide our services in a caring, professional environment through the teamwork of our medical staff and employees.

Rutherford Regional Health System’s partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare is bringing the pieces together to transform healthcare in Rutherford County. Duke LifePoint Healthcare is a joint venture of Duke University Health System, one of the country’s leading academic health systems, and LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier. These two forces joined because of the shared interest in collaborating with hospitals, healthcare providers and patients to bring high quality, innovative healthcare services to communities. Duke LifePoint combines Duke’s unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence and quality care with LifePoint's extensive resources and knowledge and experience operating community hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Essential Functions: 
  • Coordinates/supervises student training.
  • Performs all aspects of ECG's.
  • Assist with Stress Testing (Treadmill only).
  • Assist with Echos, Stress Echo's, Dobutamine Echo's and assist with Trans esophageal echo's.
  • Performs all related paperwork including: Secures patient information; prepares a permanent record of test performed; copies, faxes and/or delivers test result bills, and records for test performed.
  • Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.
  • Monitors patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate.
  • Prepares equipment and supplies.
  • Implements safety and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment.
  • Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.
  • Positions patient and performs imaging procedure.

Minimum Education:
  • Associate’s degree from a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program required.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography preferred.
Required Skills:
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (within 1 year of date of hire or transfer)
  • Handle with Care within 3 months of hire or transfer
  • Registered Sonographer Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonongraphers (ARDMS) Required (within one year of hire or transfer).
Minimum Work Experience:
  • 1-3 years experience preferred.

Why join our team?

We are dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet their healthcare needs, and we believe our employees are our most valuable assets in accomplishing this goal. Rutherford Regional is growing its team of dedicated healthcare professionals. If you are looking to start a career that cares, are passionate about changing lives, and are ready to work in a supportive environment in a close-knit community, apply today!

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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