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Job Title: ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY TECH
Job Code: 0970
Job Level: 66
Revised Date: 02/01/2007
Job Family: JF 10
Perform a variety of noninvasive technical procedures in cardiac graphics utilizing high frequency sound waves to study movement and size of the various cardiac structures for the diagnosis of heart disorders.
Operate echocardiographic equipment to obtain and record two-dimensional and M-mode graphic representations of the heart utilizing high frequency sound waves to assist physician in the diagnosis of cardiac malfunctions, malformations and abnormalities.
Record results of procedures on tape, motion picture and still film; scan and inspect resultant pictures and tracings to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
Provide a preliminary diagnostic report to a higher level technician and final preliminary tracing interpretation to include an exact assessment of the size and movement of the heart chamber, movements and timing of the heart valves for echoes and measurements of heart sounds and their origin.
Prepare patients for diagnostic procedures to include taking vital signs and measurements, positioning patients and explaining procedures; review medical histories of patients.
Clean, adjust and perform routine maintenance on echocardiograph equipment to ensure proper functioning. Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment; reorder as required. Assist in the training of new personnel.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires sufficient education/training to acquire American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) certification in cardiac ultrasound, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS).
Registry eligible. Registry preferred within 12 months of employment.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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