Boston Medical Center
Under supervision, performs non-invasive diagnostic tests for cardiovascular diseases in order to support the goal of quality patient care. The Echocardiographer is responsible for preliminary echocardiographic measurements, summarizing diagnostic data and communicating information to manager or requesting physician. Performs a variety of technical duties using phono-apexcardiograms, imaging duplex and ultrasound equipment.Work requires knowledge of Cardiology, Medical Terminology, basic Physics, Biology and Anatomy in order to perform tests and interpret raw data. Such knowledge is generally acquired through the completion of a two-year program in a related field of study (e.g., a cardiosonography technical training program). RDMS certification or eligibility strongly preferred.
Work requires knowledge of general department and hospital procedures, sonography equipment as well as proficiency in performing technical work. Such knowledge is normally acquired during one year of related technical experience in sonography.
Work requires good knowledge of congenital heart disease.
Work requires knowledge of general cardiograph and hospital procedures, sonography equipment as well as proficiency in performing technical work.
Work requires the analytical ability to solve problems of limited technical complexity. Ability to follow standardized methods, guides and procedures in the resolution of such problems.
Strong interpersonal skills to explain procedures and to allay the apprehension of patients; and to interact effectively with physicians, team members, other hospital staff and patient's family.
Basic computer proficiency inclusive of ability to access, enter, and interpret computerized data/information.
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of all personal/health sensitive information.
Bilingual or multi-lingual skills (beyond that of English) appropriate to the patient population served is a plus.