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Northwell Health Echocardiography Technician (Echo Tech)-Reg in Staten Island, New York

Req Number 12435

Job Description

Job Description

Obtains two-dimensional cardiac images from patients through the use of high frequency sound. Transports echocardiogram equipment to patients' units to run tests. Performs other ancillary departmental duties.

Job Responsibility

    • Accurately performs all echocardiograms as assigned.
    • Assists in interpretation of echocardiograms as assigned.
    • Maintains echocardiographic equipment and Echo Lab.
    • Instructs new technicians in the use of all equipment and the clerical routine of the area.
    • Controls the efficient flow of patients to the Echo Lab and return to floors.
    • Compiles, maintains and reports echocardiographic records and statistical information per established policies and procedures.
    • Reports to technical supervisor when supplies need to be ordered.
  • *Arranges echocardiographic work schedule appropriately under the direction of the Manager.

    • Appropriately reviews the patient's chart for doctor's orders and patient's diagnosis and history.
    • Establishes good rapport with patients, families and peer members.
    • Efficiently operates echocardiograph equipment.
    • Accurately records on VCR 2D echo images.
    • Accurately records on VCR M-mode tracings.
    • Records M-mode tracings on hard copy, either strip chart or printer and accurately measures all required information.
    • Ability to do Echo Doppler testing.
    • Keeps Supervisor/Manager informed of any problems in regard to test Requests and problems involving the medical staff.
    • Maintains patient and physician confidentiality to assure that patient's rights are protected.
    • Adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in departmental safety manuals, OSHA Hazcom Manual and Infection Control Manual.
    • Participates on Quality Improvement teams as needed and adheres to customer service guidelines including telephone performance as established through the implementation of Total Quality Management.
    • Adheres to SIUH dress code policies.
    • Ability to work with co-workers and supervisors in a professional manner.
    • Makes appointments and processes out patients when necessary
  • Performs related duties as required.

*ADA Essential Functions


  • Work requires frequent standing, bending, stooping, walking, and pushing equipment on wheels weighing as much as 500 lbs to various locations in the hospital

  • Occasional sitting

  • Occasionally lifts objects from 20 to 150 lbs

  • Frequently lifts, moves and positions patients of all weights.

Job Qualification

  • Graduate of an accredited Echocardiology or Ultrasound Technology program, required. Bachelor's Degree, preferred.

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, required.

  • Minimum of six (6) months experience, required.