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Echo Technologist (Full Time)

Company: St. Charles Health System
Location: Bend
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Pay Range (Min to Max): $36.27 - $54.68



TITLE: Cardiovascular Ultrasound Technologist/Echocardiographer

REPORTS TO POSITION: Clinical Supervisor, Cardiovascular Ultrasound/Echo

DEPARTMENT: Cardiovascular Ultrasound/Echo Department

DATE LAST REVIEWED: September 22, 2018

OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together

OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value

OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Echocardiography Technologist position provides a licensed Technologist at all four St. Charles Hospitals as well as Echocardiography services at our St. Charles Medical Group clinics. These Technologists provide ECHO services 24/7 for the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the Echo Lab, OR, ER, Cath Lab, and all patient care floors throughout the hospitals. As part of our community outreach these Technologists provide Echocardiography services to our outreach hospitals throughout Eastern Oregon.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Echocardiography technologist/sonographer performs cardiovascular ultrasound procedures and related tasks according to provider orders utilizing knowledge and judgement in regard to imaging technique and patient treatment. Database network oversight insuring timely follow-thru of ECHO/CV Ultrasound performance, interpretation and reporting back to appropriate providers and facilities. This position does not directly supervise any other caregivers.


Performs and produces accurate and interpretable cardiovascular Ultrasounds per St. Charles Health System policies, procedures and established guidelines.

Conducts timely office procedures (charges, charge audits, editing, filing, data collection, ordering, other) as required by St. Charles Health System.

Insures that charges are entered, audited in an accurate and timely manner. Insures that all cardiovascular ultrasounds/Echos are read daily and dispersed back to the referring physicians and facilities.

Provides timely report and database entry completion and maintains St. Charles Health System Echo database network and provides clinical oversight and troubleshooting for the system.

Proficient in administration of ultrasound contrast agent per St. Charles Health System policies and procedures.

Proficient in ultrasound bubble studies per St. Charles Health System policies and procedures.

Performs cleaning of TEE Probes, TTE Probes and Echo Machines according to St. Charles Health System policies and procedures.

Inventory oversight Communicates equipment and supply needs to the responsible party.

Prepare a comprehensive report for the cardiologist.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with hospital policies and regulatory agencies in Electronic Medical Records.

Participates in call rotation.

Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.

Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.

May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.


Required: Graduate of accredited certificate program

Preferred: Associate or Bachelor's Degree in related field.


Required: Current BLS/CPR Health Care Provider certification.

OBMI- Current Oregon Board of Medical Imaging License.

Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Registry eligible under the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or CCI registered cardiac sonographer.

Current and valid Oregon Driver's License required and ability to meet SCHS driving requirements.

RDCS/CCI required within 90 days of hire

BCLS required within 90 days of hire

Preferred: RDCS-AE





Required: Six (6) months of direct patient care experience in cardiovascular ultrasound.

Preferred: One (1) year.


Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.


Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS.

Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within SCHS and external customers/clients/potential employees

Strong team working and collaborative skills

Ability to multi-task and work independently

Attention to detail

Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions

Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills

Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel and Access), database management, and document preparation

Diagnostic testing and Special Skills include proficiency in:

Transthoracic and Stress (Dobutamine & Treadmill) echocardiograms.

Transesophageal echocardiograms

Proper cleaning of TEE probes

Pediatric Echocardiography (RDCS-PE Registered Technologist)

Fetal Echocardiography (RDCS - FE Registered Technologist)


Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.

Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-25 pounds.

Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, reaching overhead, grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level.

Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs.

Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle.

Exposure to Elemental Factors

Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.

Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface.

Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category

Risk for Exposure to BBP

Schedule Weekly Hours:


Caregiver Type:



First Shift (United States of America)

Is Exempt Position?


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Keywords: St. Charles Health System, Bend , Echo Technologist (Full Time), Other , Bend, Oregon

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