Under general supervision, performs non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic
evaluations including Stress Echo, Dobutamine and 2-D Echo with Doppler and
Color Flow; assists with Transesophageal Echocardiograms under supervision
of a physician. Uses procedural data obtained and impression formed to
evaluate Cardiovascular disease both functionally and anatomically.
Conducts clinical evaluations on patients; analyzes and interprets test
results and determines if additional tests are required for diagnostic
accuracy. Performs non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic evaluations for
anatomical and functional assessments. Performs comprehensive
cardiovascular clinical analysis including obtaining patient history,
physical examination and auscultation. Performs qualitative and
quantitative real-time 2-D Echocardiograms with Doppler and Color Flow,
Stress Echos, Dobutamine, and assists with Transesophageal Echocardiograms.
Performs quantitative and qualitative analysis and interpretation of all
graphic and video recordings obtained. Determines whether additional
procedures are necessary based on clinical analysis performed. Selects and
performs appropriate procedure(s) and is responsible for integrating
clinical findings and testing results into an overall diagnostic
impression. Assist subordinate technical personnel as necessary (i.e.
assistant with clinical impressions and review of diagnostic findings as
necessary) and also participates in instruction of post-graduate medical
trainees in laboratory methods, procedures analysis, and interpretive
findings. Discusses clinical and diagnostic findings with medical staff and
may occasionally communicate findings to attending and/or referring
physicians. Operates and maintains testing equipment, instruments and
supplies consistent with established standards. Performs minor maintenance
and repair of laboratory equipment. Inputs preliminary report information
into hospital computer system after physicians initial dictation. Bills
inpatient and outpatient patients for appropriate test or procedure. May
schedule inpatient for appropriate testing procedures. May assist in
determining priorities for testing service based on analysis of referred
clinical information. Participates in Quality Improvement program.
Maintains professional knowledge base through conference attendance and/or
1. Associate's degree in cardiovascular or applied sciences, or equivalent,
in order to be familiar with the anatomy and physiology of the
cardiovascular system and to comprehend theoretical and conceptual bases of
related testing procedures.
2. Six months experience in Echocardiography, Phonocardiography or
equivalent related experience preferred.
3. Registered or registry-eligible as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac
Sonographer (RDCS) from American Registry of Diagnostic Medical
Sonographers (ARDMS) or a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) from
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). ARDMS is preferred.
Registry-eligible candidates must be registered as a RDCS or RCS within 12
months of hire.
1. Analytical skill necessary to conduct, evaluate and interpret various
clinical examination and non-invasive testing procedures.
2. Visual and aural acuity necessary to analyze variations in clinical
findings, monitor data and procedure results.
3. Mechanical skills necessary to perform minor maintenance, repair and
calibration of test equipment.
4. Interpersonal skills necessary to explain test procedures and allay
5. Skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
6. Knowledge of effects of Cardiovascular drugs and pathologies on
Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians
Primary Location: Detroit, Michigan
Facility: DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
Job Type: PT1
Shift Type: Rotate
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