West Suburban Medical Center Vascular Tech - HAVIT Greenspoint in San Antonio, Texas
Vascular Tech - HAVIT Greenspoint (Job Number: 1605050187)
General Summary: The Echo Tech uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound), and other noninvasive echocardiography testing equipment, to produce images of the heart. These procedures require specialized knowledge and skills in support of the provision of diagnostic and/or therapeutic services to a specified patient population.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Use of non-invasive procedures to examine heart valves, chambers and blood vessels to produce images known as echocardiograms (ECGs)
- Perform imaging and non-imaging cardiovascular evaluations which may include exercise tolerance tests, Holter monitoring, event recorders, electrocardiograms, stress tests, and transesophageal echocardiography
- Obtains patient history, explains procedures to patient, addresses patients’ concerns, and follows established pre-screening policy and procedure.
- Determines appropriate methodology and techniques to use; arranges immobilization and/or support devices for proper patient positioning; selects appropriate imaging device.
- Prepares patient for echocardiography procedures, positions patient as appropriate for prescribed procedure, and assists patients at completion of procedure.
- Uses good judgment when determining if the procedure was sufficient for proper diagnoses, or if additional imaging procedures are needed.
- Provides images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation.
- Prepares facilities in accordance with procedural requirements; calibrates equipment as required by the institution.
- Monitors the patient’s physical condition during the course of the procedure; report patient change of status or emergency situations to clinical staff, supervisor and/or cardiologist.
- Recognize abnormal rhythms and immediately notify Physician or appropriate clinical staff.
- Maintain accurate patient documentation, including computerized documentation.
- Performs general office duties: maintains stock supplies, assists administrators in determining quantities for purchase, records procedure codes for billing purposes, and scheduling patients.
- Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
- Troubleshoot equipment and document errors or equipment malfunctions; escalate issues and concerns to engineer, supervisor, and/or cardiologist.
- Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge, and permitted by the policies and procedures of Supplemental Health Care, and other local, state, and federal guidelines; and the policies of the facility requesting the services
Education: HS Diploma/GED and completion of an Associate's degree in Cardiovascular Technology or graduate of an accredited school of Ultrasonography.
Certification: Registered with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) – Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS). Licensing: Current state certification, licensure or license eligible in states where applicable. Current CPR certification.
Experience: One year experie two years’ echo clinic experience.
- Basic knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.
- Understanding proper operation of Cardiac devices and equipment.
- Knowledge of using medical equipment including stethoscope, scales, and blood pressure cuff, etc.
- Knowledge of Electronic Health Systems.
- Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT codes.
- Knowledge of the policies and procedures of a clinic sufficient to provide effective patient care.
- Skill in multi-tasking.
- Skill in customer service.
- Skill in computer hardware and software use.
- Skill in verbal and written communication.
- Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives.
- Skill in analyzing situations accurately and taking effective action.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, policy-making bodies, third-party venders, patients, and the public.
- Skill in organizing work, making assignments, and achieving goals and objectives.
- Skill in exercising judgment and discretion in developing, applying, interpreting, and coordinating departmental policies and procedures.
- Displays the ability to triage phone calls
- Ability to multi-task, manage details and organize efficiently and effectively.
- Ability to read, interpret, and apply policies and procedures.
- Ability to set priorities among multiple requests.
- Ability to interact with patients, medical and administrative staff, and the public effectively.
- Ability to use EMR, other relevant computer hardware and software, telephone, copier, fax machine and other standard medical office equipment.
Primary Location: TX-San Antonio
Organization: Staff BHS Specialty Net