This position is:
Full Time

Position Location:
Lake Charles, LA

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Perform daily clinical operations of Echocardiography including performing Echocardiograms, entering preliminary interpretation and providing coverage to multiple locations.


  • Demonstrates proficiency by performing routine and emergency echocardiograms, including but not limited to 2-deminsional, Doppler, Bubble Studies, and Stress Echocardiogram, as requested by physician and in accordance with standard practices.
  • Provides echocardiography services at all necessary locations.
  • Operate equipment necessary to perform all required procedures and to obtain optimal diagnostic recording; utilize ancillary devices such as selected transducers, digital networking system.
  • Maintain equipment in working order, making minor adjustments and repairs.
  • Perform routine cleaning, preventive maintenance, and report any equipment malfunction to echo lab manager.
  • Analyze patient’s medical record to obtain history of symptoms and necessary information for performance of diagnostic procedures.
  • Prepares preliminary reports for review and interpretation by Cardiologists, including comparison of previous studies.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities; evaluate procedure results for technical quality and accuracy; maintain appropriate logs, files, and records.
  • Review department performance in relation to established goals, implementing changes to affect outcomes.
  • Maintain confidentiality of patients.
  • Attends Echo Lab Meetings, participates in Echo related conferences through attendance, ensuring continuing education and professional growth.
  • Cultivates a collaborative and cooperative work environment within department.
  • Ensures all ICAEL requirements are met and maintained.
  • Staff information, CMEs, policies and procedures, protocols, etc. are updated annually to meet ICAEL requirements.
  • Staff is updated on all ICAEL changes.
  • Organizes and prepares ICAEL application to maintain an accredited status.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a two-year Allied Health degree and successful completion of a 12-month CAAHEP approved School of Ultrasound Technology, or Cardiovascular Technology, or equivalent education. 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).

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