Tower Health

  • Lead Cardiac Ultrasound technologist

    Job Locations US-PA-Pottstown
    Requisition ID
    2019-25951
    Hospital
    Pottstown Hospital
    Shift
    1-Day
    Department
    Cardiovascular Laboratory
    Category
    Allied Health
    Hours per Pay Period
    80
    # of Openings
    1
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Work Schedule
    Dayshift with weekend rotations
  • Overview

    Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

     

    With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

     

    Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

     

    At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.

     

    Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Heart Vascular Supervisor and upon the request of the physician, sets up and operates many various types of cardiovascular diagnostic equipment utilized to determine the extent of disease process, injury and/or illness. Performs these tests using a predetermined protocol and sound judgment, providing the highest quality state of the art patient care diagnostic services. Knows the indications, hazards, and the contraindications for all diagnostic modalities, including 2-Dimensional and M-Mode Echocardiography, Color-Flow and Doppler, routine Cardiac and Thallium Stress Testing, Holter Monitoring, and Electrocardiograms. Creates and maintains appropriate patient and administrative records. Demonstrates cardiovascular diagnostic techniques to staff and/or students and for orientation purposes. Participates in in-service education and collaborates with other medical personnel as needed. Responsible for quality assurance monitoring.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    High school diploma with at least two or more years experience in performing electrocardiograms, routine and Thallium Stress Testing, Holter Monitors, and related clerical duties, OR graduation from an accredited two year cardiology related course with at least six (6) months experience

     

    Experience:

    • Advanced knowledge of cardiac anatomy, abnormalities, and disease processes and physics of ultrasound. At least six (6) months experience in 2-Dimensional, M-Mode, and Doppler Echocardiography.
    • Ability to perform well during emergency situations and work well under pressure.
    • Ability to perform accurate, tedious studies along with sound judgment, planning and decision making abilities.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs and transfer up to 300lbs with some assistance and use of a slide board from stretcher to bed

     

    Licenses/Certificates:

    • Current CPR for HealthCare Provider required.
    • Required: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer through ARDMS or CCI.
    • Preferred: Fellow of American Society of Echocardiology

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