Echo Tech - Cardiovascular Associates of VA - Richmond


Job Description

With a legacy that spans over 150 years, Bon Secours is a network that is dedicated to providing excellent care through exceptional people. At every level, everyone on our teams have embraced the call to provide compassionate care. Here, you can work with others who share common values, and use your skills to help extend care to all of our communities.

Bon Secours

About Us

As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Bon Secours exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body, and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence, and respect. Bon Secours seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service, and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.

Echocardiograph Technician Echo Tech – Cardiovascular Associates of VA - Richmond

Position Eligible for Sign On Bonus

Summary Of Primary Function/General Purpose Of Position

The primary responsibility of a multi-modality technologist performs any 2 combination of procedures with related techniques, producing images for the interpretation by, and at the request of, a licensed independent practitioner. EX: CT, XR, MRI- Use these specific Job Description details for reference

Essential Job Functions

Performs duties for any 2 imaging modalities. (ex: XR, CT, MRI) (ex: ARRT, RDMS)

Meets any continuing education or clinical requirements as required by regulatory standards

Operates equipment, accessories and is knowledgeable in workflows, procedures and processes of the 2 imaging modalities.

Selecting appropriate imaging/sequences with consideration given to approved protocols and other factors influencing data acquisition parameters.

Obtains patient's clinical history and appropriate lab work ensuring information is documented and available for use by a licensed practitioner. Use of POC device for Lab work.

Applies Safety principles with a focus on the 2 imaging modalities to minimize risk to patient, self and others that may affect the patient’s safety, damage the equipment or affect the image quality.

Provides radiation protection and other protection specific to the 2 modalities for the patient and others.

Verifies patient identification using two patient identifiers and the procedure requested or prescribed by validating the order.

When required by either of the 2 modalities, performs venipuncture including starting, maintaining and/or removing intravenous access.

When required by either of the 2 modalities, identifies, prepares and/or administers medications/contrast as prescribed by a licensed practitioner.

When required by either of the 2 modalities, uses a power injector for the administration of medication with approved vascular access device. Follows manufacturer guidelines regarding infusion rates and pressure.

Scheduled for on-call as required

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.


Certification and Registration with ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) or RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) or CNMT (Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist) (required)

Required to be competent in 2 of the following and obtain certification within 12 months:

Bone Densitometry (BD)

Breast Sonography (BS)

Radiologic Technology (R)

Computed Tomography (CT)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR)

Ultrasonography (S)

Nuclear Medicine (N)

Cardiovascular Interventional Radiography (CV)* grandfathered

Cardiac Interventional Radiography (CI)

Cardiac Sonographer (CS)

Vascular Interventional Radiography (VI)

Mammography (M)

Vascular Sonography (VS)

Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)

BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)

State Licensure (preferred, unless required by the state where the job is being performed)


Associate's from an ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) accredited institute or of an approved Nuclear Medicine Technology program or of an approved School of Ultrasound/Medical Sonography (preferred)

Work Experience

1 Year Of Experience In Healthcare Environment (preferred)


EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) (preferred)

Picture archiving communication system (PACS) (preferred)

Radiology Information System (RIS) (preferred)

IV Contrast Administration (preferred)



Physical interventions

Patient Centered care

Performing medical and safety screenings

Working within an interdisciplinary team

Monitor patient condition during treatment

Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care

Record patient medical histories

Analyzing data or information


Attention to detail

Acceptance of authority

Critical thinking

Communication with family members


Professional communication

Conflict resolution

Active listening

Relationship building

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse

May be required to use physical restraints

May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials

May have periods of constant interruptions

General office environment

Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions

Prolonged periods of working alone

Other: May be required to work in multiple departments throughout your shift

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%

Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%

Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 67-100%

Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 67-100%

Stoop/Kneel 34-66%

Crawling 1-33%

Climbing 1-33%

Balance 67-100%

Bending 67-100%

Sitting 67-100%

Walking 67-100%

Standing 67-100%

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

Prescription drug coverage

Flexible spending accounts

Life insurance w/AD&D

Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

Paid time off

Educational Assistance

And much more
  • Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at