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PER DIEM ECHO TECHNOLOGIST
Full/Part Time: Per Diem
Location/Affiliates: Queens Hospital Center
Department: A21 - Cardiology
Requisition Number: QHC14-00253
Under general supervision of area attending physician, performs variety of duties related to obtaining two-dimensional cardiac images from patients through use of high frequency sound to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases and conditions. Sets up, adjusts and operates echocardiogram equipment. Responds to patients' needs as required. Maintains cleanliness of equipment and general working area, stocking clinical supplies. Ensures proper operation of area equipment. May provide instruction to medical students and residents. Provides care to patients in the form of diagnostic testing.
-Job requires a minimum level of knowledge ordinarily acquired through completion of a high school education followed by a period of specific training in diagnostic echocardiography or ultrasound in order to gain basic knowledge of testing procedures, mathematics and written/verbal communication skills in order to effectively make calculations, perform tests and communicate with patients and clinicians. Some college education desirable in allied area or technical field.
-Prior work experience of six months is desired in order to gain operational familiarity with on-the-job administration of echocardiographic testing techniques or successful completion of clinical rotation to learn use of m-mode and two dimensional sector scanning techniques. New echocardiogram technologists require period of 30 days in order to orient themselves to techniques and work area.
-Good analytical skills necessary for gathering and interpreting quantitative data representing possible degrees of cardiac impairment. Although physicians screen tests and mitigate or eliminate potential for error, technician has to be able to recognize nature of patient physiological responses and be able to compile consistently accurate test results.
-Good interpersonal manner important during delivery of testing services in order to ensure harmonious provision of echocardiogram testing services. Must demonstrate awareness of patients' needs.
-Work requires manual dexterity for use of echocardiographic equipment. Light lifting of clinical supplies may be required. Adequate physical strength required for positioning of patient and equipment during examinations.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.
Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.