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Registered Echo Technologist

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted July 27, 2022.

The adult Medical Diagnostic Units at Hamilton Health Sciences include the MDUs at Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, McMaster University Medical Centre and West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. These are all administered in the Diagnostic Services program with a unified management structure. Specially trained physicians, technicians and technologists provide a range of both In-Patient and Out-Patient diagnostic testing that focuses on Cardiac, Pulmonary, and Neurological issues. The specific diagnostic tests available are: Electrocardiography (ECG), Holter Monitoring, Stress Exercise Testing, Echocardiography (Echo), Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE),
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT). Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG), Evoked Potentials (EVP) and Peripheral Vascular Testing.

The Echocardiography Technologist performs echocardiograms on both inpatients and outpatients. Duties include; performing M-mode, 2-D, Doppler and colour flow echocardiograms in accordance with hospital procedure; interpreting echocardiograms; routine maintenance of equipment; maintaining up-to-date departmental records and files; assisting physicians with transesophageal echocardiograms; performing dobutamine stress echocardiography and treadmill echocardiography tests; writing preliminary reports for cardiologists interpreting echocardiograms; and other duties as may be assigned.

1. Current registration in good standing with the Canadian Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO)
2. Successful completion of a recognized Echocardiography course
3. Basic knowledge of ECG interpretation
4. Membership with ARDMS or Sonography Canada an asset
5. One year of relevant echocardiography experience
6. Demonstration of ongoing education an asset
7. Additional relevant certification an asset
8. Current BCLS

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement