Independent Medical Groups, Medical Group, Office of Healthcare Practitioners, Office of Physicians, Private Practice
Duties and responsibilities: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)
The performance of US procedures as required on a day-to-day basis.
Echo tech will position patients and select appropriate transducer and protocol for body habitus. He/she will prepare patient for physician, obtain vital signs and assist during stress echoes.
The Echo Tech shall, to the best of his/her ability perform complete scans, which optimize the views, physician’s time and his/her time.
The Echo Tech shall work with the Patient Flow Department (receptionists) to optimize scheduling of procedures.
The procedures performed will be cardiac echo, stress echo (both pharmacological and treadmill), transesophageal echo, urgent and non-urgent OR and cath lab echoes, peripheral vascular, carotid duplex, renal arterial and abdominal aorta US.
He/she is directly responsible for the continued well-being of patient via observation and performance of US exams; errors or inadequate performance of duties may create health threatening consequences to patient.
Echo Tech will job-share with the practice's echo techs and alternate between the practice and the hospital on a rotation, which will include weekends.
Echo tech will also be available to travel within Wyoming for echo outreach, as needed or scheduled. Depending on the clinic site location, the travel time may extend into evenings. Echo Tech will job-share limited call in the evenings to cover the hospital cardiac ultrasound exams as listed above.
Hospital weekend coverage will be rotated between technologists.
Echo Tech will call patients with instructions 24–48 hours before echo stress testing. This will include the instruction to hold certain medications before testing via physician’s standing order protocol.
Echo tech will log and track US exams, sent by mail, or other means, to appropriate physician for recommendations, and provide yellow billing cards for the over-reads and interpretations from clinic sites.
Echo tech will copy recent H&Ps and echoes to go with echo studies for interpretation and over-read along with the billing documents.
Completion of the patient encounter with correct patient diagnosis and exam, and have patient sign Medicare Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) appropriately and consent for patient procedures.
Echo tech will maintain US equipment, order and stock supplies as needed, and keep work area clean and organized.
He/she will maintain strict patient confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines.
Ability to maintain patient confidentiality as required by HIPAA and HITECH Security.
Computer access is limited to job description duties and responsibilities (password changes every 90 days).
A confidentiality agreement is signed by all employees of the practice.
Must adhere to hospital and WCPS employee policies, protocols, and procedures.
Attends required meetings and participates in committees as required or requested.
Participates in staff development and educational activities.
Performs related work as required or requested.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of digital cardiovascular ultrasound equipment, skill in using digital equipment. Knowledge of hemodynamics and evaluation/quantification of valve abnormalities. Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy and physiology to pinpoint area of imaging. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Skill in operating ultrasound equipment. Skill in taking vital signs. Skill in maintaining records and recording test results. Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance. Skill and ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public. Ability to maintain quality control standards. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to communicate clearly.
Education: Prefer graduate of AMA accredited CVT program with clinical experience in both vascular and cardiac ultrasound.
Graduate of Cardiovascular Technology Program and more than one-year experience.
Echo Tech will keep current with the triennial 30 CMEs required by accredited CVT program by attending conferences locally, out of town, and over the Internet.
Certification: Accredited CVT program.
Internal Number: 091919
About Wyoming Cardiopulmonary Services, PC
Join three invasive and three interventional cardiologists, two nurse practitioners and two physician assistants, in a premier, active, growing practice that was established in 1976. The primary office is located in Casper, Wyoming. There is no managed care.
The practice has a state-of- the-art nuclear medicine system (accredited) and echo/ultrasound system (accredited).
The office is located only one block from the primary hospital. There are 10 outreach clinics that service two-thirds of the state since 1978. The primary hospital offers two state-of- the-art cath labs and an active open-heart surgery program with two board certified cardio-thoracic surgeons. A competitive salary and benefits plan is offered.
The community of 66,000 is centralized in the state. There are excellent outdoor activities that include water/snow skiing, fishing, hunting, hiking, and mountain biking. The community arts include the symphony and theatre and easy access to large metropolitan communities, when desired. There are public and private schools from elementary through Masters´ programs offered. There is no state income tax. This community offers a wide variety of housing.
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