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Per Diem Pediatric Echo Technician

University of California - Los Angeles Health
United States, California, Los Angeles
February 29, 2024
Description Deliver specialized clinical expertise within an award-winning health organization. Contribute to our world-renowned reputation for exceptional patient care. Expand your career potential in a state-of-the-art setting. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.
The incumbent in the Non-Invasive Cardiodiagnostics area performs Echo testing on both inpatients and outpatients using an age appropriate method. Is available for on-call duties for testing needed on an emergent basis.
Duties include but are not limited to:
* Act as a resource to the interdisciplinary team in the event of an emergency situation involving the patient
* Complete 2-D, M-mode, doppler color flow and stress echo testing according to appropriate protocols
* Interpret and provide preliminary findings; describe findings and compose report as appropriate
* Modifies protocol based on diagnosis or indication for the test, taking into account the complexity of the heart defect
* Perform echo studies on patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis in a timely and efficient manner
* Perform image selection and image archiving using the department equipment resources
* Provides age appropriate assessment and interventions in order to meet the needs of patients and families served
* Recognize and report clinically significant test results to the referring physician and staff cardiologist as appropriate
* Screen requests for appropriateness of the location for the study to be performed (inpatient vs. outpatient)
* Utilize technique in obtaining tests and views appropriate to patient's age, body size and target pathology
Salary range: $65.74-$65.74 Hourly
Qualifications * At least 2 years of Pediatric sonography experience - required
* Ability to scan in appropriate fashion, depicting all views of areas consistent with appropriate diagnostic requirements for appropriate age of patient
* Ability to detect lethal diagnostic information that should be considered emergent and communicate with the appropriate entities
* Ability to push heavy equipment to do portable studies
* Ability to adhere to infection control initiatives as they pertain to the use of all equipment including TEE probes
* Ability to work as a team, taking and giving direction to other team members as appropriate
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