ECHO Technician

  • Kauvery Hospital
  • Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dec 07, 2016
Full time Laboratory,Medical Technicians

Job Description

  • Use of non-invasive procedures to examine heart valves, chambers and blood vessels to produce images known as echocardiograms (ECGs).
  • Perform imaging and non-imaging cardiovascular evaluations which may include exercise tolerance tests, Holter monitoring, event recorders, electrocardiograms, stress tests, and transesophageal echocardiography.
  • Obtains patient history, explains procedures to patient, addresses patients’ concerns, and follows established pre-screening policy and procedure.
  • Determines appropriate methodology and techniques to use; arranges immobilization and/or support devices for proper patient positioning; selects appropriate imaging device.
  • Prepares patient for echocardiography procedures, positions patient as appropriate for prescribed procedure, and assists patients at completion of procedure.
  • Uses good judgment when determining if the procedure was sufficient for proper diagnoses, or if additional imaging procedures are needed.
  • Provides images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation.
  • Prepares facilities in accordance with procedural requirements; calibrates equipment as required by the institution.
  • Monitors the patient’s physical condition during the course of the procedure; report patient change of status or emergency situations to clinical staff, supervisor and/or cardiologist.
  • Recognize abnormal rhythms and immediately notify Physician or appropriate clinical staff.
  • Maintain accurate patient documentation, including computerized documentation.
  • Performs general office duties: maintains stock supplies, assists administrators in determining quantities for purchase, records procedure codes for billing purposes, and scheduling patients.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and document errors or equipment malfunctions; escalate issues and concerns to engineer, supervisor, and/or cardiologist.
  • To be aware of departments performance and objective.
  • To carryout data collection/support in data collection.
  • To adhere to the safety norms of hospital, follow both patient, and staff safety rules.
  • To perform any work/job as and when assigned by the superior