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Echocardiography Technician

Chinese Hospital | San Francisco Bay Area

About This Role



Reports to

Cardiopulmonary Manager


Full Time, Non Exempt

Requisition #


Under the direct supervision of the site Physician, provides diagnostic cardiac ultrasound procedures to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Requires working in conjunction with cardiologists performing the technical aspects of cardiac imaging by setting up, operating and adjusting ultrasound equipment and recording cardiac data and measurements.

  • Proficient in Transthoracic, Stress and bubble study echocardiography, EKG, stress testing and Holter monitor hook-up, in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Operates various cardiac equipment for diagnostic testing.
  • Assists with cardiology file management system for diagnostic reading and reporting; assist with maintenance of patient cardiology files.
  • Organizes daily work schedule and coordinates with other staff to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Takes vital signs using limited equipment.
  • Answers phones, greets and directs visitors, patients and family promptly and professionally.
  • Assists with various clerical duties of the department.
  • Assists with appointment scheduling and patient instruction.
  • Assists in the Performance Improvement activities of the department as needed.
  • Assists in the cleaning, maintenance and preparation of cardiac equipment. Maintains a work area that is clean and professional in appearance.
  • Responsibilities include: following the guidelines and reporting suspected violations of any statute, agreements or guidelines applicable to all healthcare programs.
  • Follows Hospital and Department policies and procedures at all times, including but not limited to: Administrative Manual, Environment of Care, Human Resources, Infection Control, Corporate Compliance, Code of Ethics, etc.
  • Attend, actively participate and complete in-services, training classes, mandatory classes, seminars/workshops, staff meetings, exercises and drills; reads all department communication and assigned materials.
  • Customer Service – Provides excellent customer service and shows compassion to all patients, visitors and co-workers. Seeks feedback to ensure all needs are met. Anticipates and recognizes the concerns of others, even if those concerns are not openly expressed.
  • Communication – Keeps manager and team informed of progress, problems, development and plans. Gets along and interacts positively with co-workers and others.
  • Accepts and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Satisfactory completion of a cardiac sonography program from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum six months experience in a clinical setting
  • Must be ARDMS certified RDCS or RDCS eligible
  • CPR BCLS certification
  • Must be familiar with hospital beds, wheelchairs, gurneys and emergency equipment
  • Word processing skills
  • Computer proficiency (EMR knowledge a plus)
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to take initiative, adapt to changing priorities, and work independently
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology including medications


  • Knowledge of community resources and cultural needs.
  • Fluent in English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin) preferred.

• Prolonged standing
• Frequent bending, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching and lifting up to or
> 100 lbs. With assistance
• The ability to write and comprehend English
• Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity
• Ability to walk up and down stairs
• Ability to move about quickly and adjust to short notice changes, emergency or unusual routine
• Normal visual acuity and hearing
• Use of medical and office equipment
• Able to lift up to 30 pounds
• Use proper body mechanics when handling equipment
• Standing, walking and moving 50% of the day

Complies with Chinese Hospital Compliance Handbook including Code of Ethics and all statutes, regulations, guidelines applicable to federal and state programs. Responsibilities include, following the guidelines and reporting suspected violations of any statute, regulations, agreements or guidelines applicable to all healthcare programs.

I have read and understand the duties, responsibilities, and expectations pertaining to the position. I understand that this job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills and responsibilities required. I have been allowed to clarify and ask questions about this job description.

Starting at $49.52 – $64.62 per hour. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. This pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage.

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