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Echo Tech II

Location: San Diego, CA Additional Locations:

Otay Mesa Medical Offices 4650 Palm Ave., 4650 Palm Ave., San Diego,California, 92154
San Diego Medical Center 4647 Zion Ave., 4647 Zion Ave., San Diego,California, 92120
Vandever Medical Offices 4405 Vandever St., 4405 Vandever St., San Diego,California, 92120
San Marcos Medical Offices 2 400 Craven Rd., 400 Craven Rd., San Marcos,California, 92069
San Diego Medical Center 9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego,California, 92123
Job Number: 818432 Date posted: 09/09/2019

Under general supervision, performs cardiac ultrasonic procedures, obtains necessary images, prepares study for interpretation by Cardiologist, reviews data and may confer with medical personnel regarding results, reviews medical record to identify significant medical history to anticipate possible impact on test, and performs other related duties. In addition, the Echo Tech II works closely with the Adult Cardiologists and Pediatric Cardiologists (internal and external to the medical center area and organization), Neonatologists, as well as Pulmonary, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine doctors.

Essential Responsibilities:

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

  • Utilizes ultrasound modalities of 2-0, M-Mode, color flow, and Doppler Testing for visualization of all possible cardiac structures, prosthesis, and pertinent arterial and venous anatomy and flow of blood.

  • Obtains patient's history and records information in patient's chart.

  • Positions patient and manipulates equipment to obtain desired quality and quantity of images for cardiologist's diagnostic interpretation.

  • Confirms or excludes all possible primary and/or secondary findings based on provided clinical information.

  • Records/documents, edits, and calculates all tests to provide sufficient data in all pediatric and adult exams.

  • Confers with cardiologist concerning special patients to determine if areas other than those considered standard for a particular problem are to be imaged.

  • Assists physician with Transesophageal Echograms procedures.

  • Adjusts and sets-up equipment, checks functionality of equipment, sterilizes probe, orders and maintains supplies.

  • Performs minor adjustments on the ultrasonic equipment and arranges service for any major repairs.

  • Responds immediately to Stat requests from physicians for patient ultrasonic examinations and relays findings to referring physician by phone or by transmittal of examination reports.

  • Maintains files and logs of all procedures to include recording on daily logs, processing reports, filing charts and tapes, pulling tapes and setting-up for physician review, indexing interesting cases for retrieval.

  • Orders and maintains supplies. Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Performs Exercise Stress Echocardiogram (with or without contrast).

  • Performs Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (with or without contrast).

  • Neonatal Echocardiogram (NICU).

  • Performs Pediatric Echocardiogram (sedated or unsedated).

  • Performs Complex Adult Congenital Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE).

  • Adult Congenital Transesophageal Echocardiogram.

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

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of external or internal Pediatric training with successful completion of all Pediatric training requirements.

  • Experience in 4 of the 6 ultrasound procedures: Exercise Stress Echocardiogram, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram, Neonatal Echocardiogram, Pediatric Echocardiogram, Complex Adult Congenital Transthoracic Echocardiogram, or Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)..

  • Education

  • Must have successfully completed a ARDMS/ARDCS accredited cardiovascular sonography program. The Echo Tech II must possess ARDMS/ARDCS Registry credentials for physics and adult echocardiography and pediatric echocardiography.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • The Echo Tech II must possess ARDMS/ARDCS Registry credentials for physics and adult echocardiography and pediatric echocardiography.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to operate equipment to secure satisfactory recordings.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

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

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years experience preferred; and a minimum of 2 years of Pediatric experience.
  • Primary Location: California,San Diego,Viewridge 1 Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 30 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Cardiology Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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