Rome, GA, United States
Job ID: FH13691
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 12311112532055-Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Location: Floyd Medical Center
The Echocardiograph Technologist uses ultrasonic equipment to produce two-dimensional ultrasonic images and Doppler flow analysis of the heart and related structures for use by physicians in diagnosis of heart disease and study of the heart. This individual explains procedures to the patient to obtain cooperation and reduce anxieties of the patient. The Echocardiograph Technologist attaches electrodes to the patient's chest to monitor heart rhythm. He/she adjusts equipment controls according to protocol to enhance visualization of areas of heart to be examined. The Echo Technologist enters patient information into a computer keyboard to record information into the image storage system. He/she properly utilizes ultrasonic equipment to produce real time tomographic images of cardiac anatomy and adjusts equipment to obtain quality images. The Echo Technologist moves the transducer by hand over patient's heart, using standard and non-standard views to observe ultrasound display screen and produces Doppler signals to acquire data for measurement of blood flow velocities. This individual properly uses the Echo reporting and archival system to make a permanent record of the cardiac examination. He/she reviews test results with the interpreting physician, as well as completing other procedures as needed in the Department of Cardiology Services.
The Echo Technologist may also be expected to do the following: transport patients; perform portable echocardiograms; inject "non-radioactive" Echo/Ultrasound contrast agents; start IVs; and perform off-campus echocardiograms.