Echocardiogram Technician VAMC Connecticut Healthcare System

Location: West Haven, CT, United States
Date Posted: 11-13-2017
Global Empire, LLC (GHG) is a Healthcare Staffing Company specialized in providing reliable and qualified healthcare professionals for Government contracts nationwide. 
We are seeking a qualified Echocardiogram Technician for an available contract opportunity at the VAMC Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT.   
Available Position: One (1) Full-time equivalent Echocardiogram Technician - Cardiac Sonographer
Place of Performance: Services are to be furnished by the contractor for and at VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VA), West Haven Campus, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516 and Newington Campus, 555 Willard Avenue, Newington, CT 06111.

Work Schedule: The technician will primarily work Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. 

Basic Scope of Work (includes but it is not limited to):
The contractor's echocardiography technicians will be able to perform all aspects of cardiac ultrasonography in the medical center, and is responsible to the Director of echocardiography cardiology section for the collection, processing and analysis of echocardiography data. This includes the performance of all outpatient emergency/routine, stress/contrast trans-thoracic echocardiograms, assist during invasive trans-esophageal echocardiograms and the total operation of the Cardiac Echo Laboratory without direct physician supervision.
Interpret preliminary results of echocardiograms and communicating abnormal results that require urgent or emergent physician intervention to the responsible cardiologist.
Technician must have a thorough knowledge & understanding of normal/abnormal cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology including ability to analyze echocardiograms to detect abnormalities of LV wall motion and overall cardiac function, prosthetic valve function, presence of cardiac anomalies, awareness of findings relative to cardiothoracic surgical repairs and facility with pressure gradients/valve area calculations.
Technician will schedule & instruct patients, generate all clinical scans, prepare preliminary echo reports, revise all final reports in accordance with the interpretation of the responsible cardiologist. This report will be a permanent part of the patient's medical record.
Technician will relay patient information to physicians, file reports & videotapes, sterilize trans-esophageal probes, schedules and perform equipment preventive maintenance.
Maintain adequate supplies & equipment for the Echocardiography Laboratory.
Report any administrative and technical problems that arise to the Cardiologist with sufficient time to avoid adverse consequences or avoidable expenses.
Recognize and take action when an emergency medical code must be called or the MOD physician must be notified. Be available on a daily basis for emergency urgent care procedures.
Be familiar with the current standard echocardiography equipment and techniques.
Demonstrate ability to access VA cardiology echocardiography database system so that preliminary and final reports can be entered, generated and updated on a routine basis.

Contract period of performance: Until 
January, 31 2019

Position Requirements/Qualifications
License: Must have an active license in the State of CT.
Certifications: ARRT, ARDMS
Lifesaving Certifications: BLS or CPR.
Education: Completion of an accredited two year ultrasound program.
Experience: Must have at least 1 year of experience post education. 

Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 Harrisburg, PA 17110
Email: Tel. 717-364-6181  Fax: 717-412-2100 
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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