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Echocardiogram Technologist- On Call, Day Shift- Panorama City

Primary Location Lancaster, California Facility Antelope Valley Medical Offices Job Number 1199373 Date posted 11/29/2023
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Job Summary:

Under general supervision, performs echocardiograph procedures and prepares study for interpretation by cardiologist. Reviews data and may confer with the appropriate medical personnel. Reviews medical record to identify significant medical history. Supports the philosophy and complies with policies and procedures of the organization at the Cardiology Department.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Performs diagnostic studies to include 2-D, M-Mode, Doppler, color flow mapping, Stress.

  • Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms. 

  • Record and maintain a daily log and files of studies performed.

  • Aids in preparation of records for interpretation, collection, and distribution of diagnostic data and reports.

  • Ensure equipment is operational and available for procedures.

  • Participate in developing and conducting in-service programs and patient care classes.

  • Performs echocardiograph procedures, obtains necessary images, prepares study for interpretation by cardiologist, reviews data and may confer with appropriate medical personnel.  

  • Reviews medical record to identify significant medical history, which may include, but not limited to maintenance of equipment, supplies, logs, and files.  

  • Supports philosophy and complies with policies/procedures of organization and medical office department.

  • Patient and Health Care:

    • Explain examination, test and medical procedures and purpose of it.  

    • Review, explain and clarify physician orders with patient or parent.  

    • Lift patients.

    • Observe machine monitors.  

    • Perform routine diagnostic test.  

    • Assist physicians and medical staff with procedures, diagnostic examinations and treatments.  

    • Restrain or support patient during procedures.  

    • Other procedures include Echocardiogram, Stress Test, and ultrasonic examinations.  

    • Schedule, cancel or reschedule patient appointments.  

    • Review patient records from medical information.  

    • File information in patient chats.  

    • Obtain patient signature on consent forms.  

    • Record diagnostic test results.  

    • Assist patients with personal correspondence needs.  

    • Record and chart patient data.  

    • Prepare set-up sheets for physicians/therapists.  

    • Submit chart worksheets.  

    • Interview patients and collect patient data.  

    • Review patient charts to evaluate patients and identify significant conditions.  

    • Compile data for quality assurance.  

    • Prepare exam results for interpretation by physicians.  

    • Read and/or interpret tracings and note findings.  

    • Read and assess diagnostic test abnormalities.  

    • Consults with physician concerning test results and alert physicians to positive test results or test abnormalities.  

    • Issue report on findings.  

    • Look up and report test results as requested.  Prepare lab worksheets.  

    • Call provider on positive test results.  

    • Perform accurate measurements and calculations on diagnostic test procedures.  

    • Index studies for future reference.  

    • Cut and mount tracings, which best represent test patterns.  

    • Maintain current records of all testing.  

    • Record and maintain log of procedures and teaching files.  

    • Prepare periodic workload statistics.  

    • Review logs for accuracy and completeness.  

  • Equipment and Instruments:

    • Ensure equipment is available for procedures and examinations.  

    • Fill request for equipment and supplies.  

    • Maintain and order supplies.  

    • Inventory and replenish equipment and supplies. 

    • Rinse and clean instruments and equipment.  

    • Arrange for equipment repair.  

    • Assemble/disassemble equipment and interments.  

    • Calibrate and adjust equipment in preparation for and during procedures.  

    • Load paper and tape into computer printer.  

    • Deliver and return equipment.  

    • Operate ultrasound equipment including B-mode and real-time equipment.  

    • Operate mobile ultrasound equipment.  

    • Operate equipment and reduce data from invasive (cardiac catheterization) and non-invasive diagnostic techniques.  

    • Clean and sterilize instruments, supplies and equipment.  

    • Clean, lubricate and perform routine preventive maintenance.  

    • Maintain equipment in good working order.  

    • Perform minor adjustments and/or repairs on equipment.  

    • Test equipment.  

    • Clean work area.

  • Administrative and other:

    • Participate in developing and conducting in-service programs and patient care classes.  

    • Answer telephones and take messages.  

    • Locate personnel by paging system or beeper.  

    • Coordinate department activities with other departments.  

    • Prepare department work schedules.  

    • Attend conferences, meetings and in-service training programs.  

    • Assist provider in patient examinations and procedures.  

    • Consult with provider concerning procedures and patient condition.  

    • Follow standard infection control procedures.  

    • Monitor and evaluate test readings during procedures. 

    •  Prepare and position patients for diagnostic test and medical procedures.  

    • Shave and apply antiseptic solutions to patient skin areas.  

    • Take, record and monitor patient vital signs.  

    • Assist physician during ultrasound examinations.  

    • Attach EKG electrode leads.  

    • Perform echocardiograph diagnostic procedures.  

    • Treat patients using continuous mechanical ventilation.  

    • Assist physician in locating tumors.  

    • Assist in cardiac procedures.  

    • Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one year in echocardiography with Doppler.

  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.


  • Graduate of an accredited echocardiography program or equivalent on the job training.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Certificate from American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers


Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of echocardiograph equipment and procedures.

  • Ability to maneuver echocardiograph equipment which may exceed 500 lbs.

  • Must be able to communicate in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing


Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A



  • This is an on call position, days and hours may vary.

Primary Location: California,Lancaster,Antelope Valley Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B01|SEIU|Local 399 Job Level: Entry Level Department: Antelope Valley Medical Office - Cardiology-Reg Clinic - 0806 Pay Range: $49.08 - $54.36 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest