There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 13 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
Location: GCMC - MAIN CAMPUS
Work Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: FLEX
Responsible for a variety of technical duties necessary to the acquisition of echocardiographic examinations and maintenance of the normal operation of the adult echocardiography laboratory.
Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient
Works under the supervision of the Department Supervisor, Operations Manager, and the Medical and Technical Directors of the Adult Echo Lab.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*1. Performs and processes echocardiographic examinations including two-dimensional, three dimensional, M-mode, Doppler (pulsed, continuous wave, and color), and exercise techniques.
*2. Performs emergency procedures when necessary; transports equipment to patient's bedside when necessary.
*3. Assists with special procedures including transesophageal echocardiography, intraoperative echocardiography, pericardiocentesis, and contrast echocardiography.
4. Analyzes and files echocardiographic data utilizing digital computer analysis systems.
5. Performs a variety of patient transport activities.
6. Assists in developing and maintaining internal training programs and in technical instruction of echocardiographic techniques.
*7. Maintains a current knowledge of echocardiography technology; reviews current literature and engages in an ongoing continuing education program approved by the lab supervisor.
8. Responsible for actively participating in patient safety improvement and management program.
*9. Administers imaging enhancing agents to better optimize the quality of echocardiograms once training is completed and the tech is evaluated by the Diagnostic Cardiology RN. Competency's are to be completed annually for every registered tech.
10. Performs other duties as required or assigned by emergency or other operational
reasons for which the employee is qualified to perform.
*Denotes essential job duties.
SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIES:
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates ability to work well in the patient care environment and provide a positive patient experience.
Demonstrates effective and professional communication skills in the English language.
Demonstrates ability to provide caring and attentive service to patients
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from a formal training program in cardiac ultrasound with at least 6 months echocardiography experience required; or experienced Echo Tech work with at least two years prior experience required.
CCI or RDMS certification or eligibility for certification required.
On the job training may be required for up to six months.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a laboratory environment. Independent travel to other sites throughout the system and surrounding communities may be necessary.
This position requires scheduled weekends, rotating holidays, and rotating on-call. Scheduled hours during weekdays as needed.
Works on call as assigned.
Current PA drivers license required.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedInand Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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