The Echocardiogram Technician functions as a healthcare provider who, working under the delegated authority of the supervising physician, serves as a medical imaging professional providing clinically relevant information to assist the physician with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The Staff Sonographer role and responsibilities include providing diagnostic medical sonography services and its various clinical specialties. The Echocardiogram Technician activities are performed consistent with their education and training, and in accordance with facility policies and procedures and applicable professional standards.
Education: High school diploma or GED. Sonography education, training, and experience in the specialty area(s) to be performed.
Experience: Minimum of one year acute care experience on adults. Pediatric experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrated competency in echocardiograms on adults and demonstrated competency on pediatric patients within 6 months of hire.
License/Certifications: Sonographer certification by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and/or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). American Heart Association (AHA) BLS is required. If the individual is hired without certification, it will be required within one year of hire date.
Equipment: Ability to use echocardiogram machine. Demonstrated proficiency with computers and software programs used for documentation activities and report generation.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform the essential physical requirements of the job.