Kaiser Permanente Lancaster, CA, USA
Oct 08, 2019
Description: Under general supervision, performs echocardiograph procedures and prepares study for interpretation by cardiologist. Reviews data and may confer with the appropriate medical personnel. Reviews medical record to identify significant medical history. Supports the philosophy and complies with policies and procedures of the organization at the Cardiology Department. Essential Functions: - Performs diagnostic studies to include 2-D, M-Mode, Doppler, color flow mapping, Stress. - Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms. - Record and maintain a daily log and files of studies performed. - Aids in preparation of records for interpretation, collection, and distribution of diagnostic data and reports. - Ensure equipment is operational and available for procedures. - Participate in developing and conducting in-service programs and patient care classes. - Performs echocardiograph procedures, obtains necessary images, prepares study for interpretation by cardiologist, reviews data, and may confer with appropriate medical personnel. - Lift patients. - Restrain or support patient during procedures. - Other procedures include Echocardiogram, Stress Test, and ultrasonic examinations. Schedule, cancel or reschedule patient appointments. - Review patient records from medical information. - File information in patient chats. - Obtain patient signature on consent forms. - Record diagnostic test results. - Assist patients with personal correspondence needs. - Record and chart patient data. - Prepare set-up sheets for physicians/therapists. - Submit chart worksheets. - Interview patients and collect patient data. - Review patient charts to evaluate patients and identify significant conditions. - Compile data for quality assurance. - Prepare exam results for interpretation by physicians. - Read and/or interpret tracings and note findings. - Read and assess diagnostic test abnormalities. - Perform accurate measurements and calculations on diagnostic test procedures. - Ensure equipment is available for procedures and examinations. - Inventory and replenish equipment and supplies. - Assemble/disassemble equipment and interments. - Calibrate and adjust equipment in preparation for and during procedures. - Load paper and tape into computer printer. - Deliver and return equipment. - Operate ultrasound equipment including B-mode and real-time equipment. - Operate mobile ultrasound equipment. - Operate equipment and reduce data from invasive (cardiac catheterization) and non-invasive diagnostic techniques. - Answer telephones and take messages. - Monitor and evaluate test readings during procedures. - Prepare and position patients for diagnostic test and medical procedures. - Shave and apply antiseptic solutions to patient skin areas. - Take, record, and monitor patient vital signs. - Assist physician during ultrasound examinations. - Attach EKG electrode leads. - Perform echocardiograph diagnostic procedures. - Treat patients using continuous mechanical ventilation. - Assist physician in locating tumors. - Assist in cardiac procedures. - Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed. - Please refer to Job Description for full list of duties and responsibilities. Pay Grade: 26 Basic Qualifications: - Minimum one (1) year of experience in echocardiography with Doppler. - Graduate of an accredited echocardiography program or equivalent on the job training. - Registered or registry eligible in echocardiography. - Maintain current licensure/certifications required. - Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of echocardiograph equipment and procedures. . - Ability to maneuver echocardiograph equipment which may exceed 500 lbs. - Must be able to communicate in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing. - Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors. Preferred Qualifications: - Need to have previous echo experience with adults and congential. Notes: - This is an on call position, days and hours may vary. Primary Location: California,Lancaster,Lancaster Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Cardiology Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.