Mount Sinai Careers

OFFSITE ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY SPECIALIST

New York, New York
Allied Health


Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Performs echocardiograms and exercise stress tests of a non-invasive nature. Maintains a high level of professional expertise to obtain consistent and accurate diagnostic information.




    Duties and Responsibilities:
    1) Performs echocardiograms and exercise stress tests of a non-invasive nature in accordance with established practices and procedures.
    2) Provides expert assessment, evaluation and prepares preliminary interpretation for attending cardiologist’s review. Applies knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning and imaging techniques to optimize the quality of ultrasound images.
    3) Provides preliminary diagnostic evaluation and makes preliminary measurements and calculations on data obtained in doing echocardiograms. Notifies cardiologists of results of examinations.
    4) Consults with cardiologist to establish requirements for non-standard examinations and determines technical factors to satisfy requirements.
    5) Maintains day-to-day patient and study logs, equipment maintenance, data acquisition, and records statistical data (procedure volumes/interpretation volumes).
    6) Obtains/maintains and runs the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program in accordance with ICAEL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories) standards of accreditation.
    7) Manages quality assurance protocols in conjunction with ICAEL standards including managing correlation data for patients who have undergone transthoracic echocardiograms and other diagnostic procedures, such as cardiac catheterization and nuclear stress tests.
    8) Maintains records of cardiologist Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
    9) Reviews test results with physicians, and maintains appropriate documentation.
    10) Maintains echocardiographic equipment and scan rooms.
    11) Assists in maintenance of supply inventory and requests all necessary supplies for test area.
    12) Oversees nuclear stress tests to make sure proper technique/guidelines are followed.
    13) Performs other duties as required.

 


 

Requirements:
  • Education:
    Associate’s degree required from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Professionals (CAAHEP).
    -RDCS Certification (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer) issued by the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) Required OR Certification from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
    Exercise Test Technologist issued by the American College of Sports Medicine preferred
    -Must maintain BLS (Basic Life Support) issued by the AHA (American Heart Association)

    Experience:
    1 year of echocardiography experience preferred.



    Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills are required. 

    The ability to relate testing knowledge and theory to ECHO procedures and equipment, and the ability to interpret results and isolate the most accurate readings is essential. 

    Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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