Jul 08, 2024

Sr Echocardiography Technol

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Sr Echocardiography Technol - (210003LW)


The Sr. Echocardiography Technologist will perform a variety of technical and research responsibilities related to the Cardiology Echo Laboratory.

Sign -On Bonus - $5000K for those that qualify!

Minimum Education
Vocational Education High School diploma, Graduate of an approved school of Echocardiography. (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
3 years Prior cardiology experience or equivalent combination of training and experience. (Preferred)
1 year Full time dedicated pediatric experience in an echo laboratory directed by a board certified pediatric cardiologist. (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical/Cardiac Sonography (ARDMS), Registered in Pediatrics, or Registered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer
Show respect and sensitivity
Demonstrate patience and self-control

Required Licenses and Certifications
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) Upon Hire (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Echocardiogram Procedure
  • Independently perform echos on complex patients with congenital heart disease in inpatient and outpatient setting in a timely fashion; and, independently perform fetal echos in a timely fashion.
  • Perform all required modalities for standard/research echos according to protocol.
  • Perform Holter monitor hook-ups and EKG’s as needed.
  • Utilize on-line and/or off line analysis system effectively .
  • Perform analysis in a timely fashion.
  • Strive for accuracy; check work consistently and keep up with heavy volume; strive to improve quality of echos.
  • All pertinent patient information is obtained for studies.
  • All studies are created completely and accurately
  • All studies billed completely and in a timely fashion.
Research Activities/Special Projects
  • Volunteer to be responsible for research project.
  • Assist physicians/fellows with research, willingly.
  • Collect all pertinent information.
  • Assist director of echocardiography with telemedicine.
  • Assist director of echocardiography with 3D echo and contrast studies.
  • Advise supervisor of any problems with equipment.
  • Advise supervisor when supplies are low.
  • Echo machine and probes are kept clean between patients.
  • Help maintain neat and orderly work station and echo lab.
Regional Outpatient Centers
  • Be reliable and on-time
  • Perform echos, EKG’s and Holter monitors in a timely fashion.
  • Be able to handle heavy volume effectively and efficiently .
  • Work well with physicians, nurses and families.
  • Keep clinics well stocked with supplies
Other Responsibilities
  • Participate in all aspects of on-call responsibilities and be reliable; work well with cardiologists.
  • Instruct and guide junior level techs/fellows on approach to echoing patients with complex heart disease.
  • Guide junior level techs/fellows on obtaining quality studies (utilization of transducers/controls).
  • Instruct junior level techs/fellows on use of echo machine, digital acquisition and EnConcert system.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations

Sheikh Zayed Campus
111 Michigan Avenue
Washington 20010


: Allied Health


: Heart Institute
Position Status: R (Regular) - FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 8:00-4:30

Job Posting

: Feb 25, 2022, 6:47:44 PM