Echocardiography Technician - Cardiology - PRN (As Needed)MercyOne, Dubuque, IA
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Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
The Cardiology Department offers invasive and noninvasive procedures; noninvasive diagnostic studies are performed in the Cardiology Department, and in other patient areas, while therapeutic interventions are performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Clinical services are provided for a broad range of medical diagnosis including medical, surgical, oncology, cardiac, behavioral and long term care with acute and chronic conditions. Invasive/interventional procedures are limited to adult patients with primary or secondary cardiac disease.
Cardiology procedures include cardiac catheterization studies, PTCA, atherectomy, coronary stents, pacemaker insertion and intra-aortic balloon pump insertion. Available diagnostic procedures include transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, ECG, various stress testing modalities, and holter monitors.
Under general supervision, the Echocardiographic Technologist offers noninvasive cardiac procedures for inpatients and outpatients, to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, young adult, adult and geriatric age groups. Clinical performance will include both dependent and independent functions based on the philosophy, objectives, standards of care and policies and procedures of MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center.
Customers include patients, physicians, visitors, co-workers, volunteers, vendors, service engineers, and employees (non-management/management).
Graduate from an accredited Ultrasound/Echocardiography Program; or appropriate training and clinical experience to provide equivalent technical skills.
- Registry required from one of the accredited organizations below:
- RCS (Registered Cardiac Sonographer) through the Cardiovascular Credentialing
- RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography) by the American Registry of
Diagnostic Medical Sonographics.
- Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) will be required within 30 days of hire and every 2 years thereafter.
- Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 5 years thereafter.