HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Echo Technologist/FT in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is a 257-bed hospital located in Fort Walton Beach in the panhandle of Northwest Florida. With a medical staff of over 200 physicians, it is the only acute care hospital in the Tri-County area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission, Chest Pain Center and a Cancer Care Center that is affiliated with UAB and accredited by the Commission on Cancer.

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center also has a psychiatric treatment center, and advanced care for critically ill patients, including cardiovascular and neonatal intensive care units. In addition to these disease specific services, the medical center has emergency services, including a main ER, Pediatric ER and Express Care.

To learn more about our hospital visithttp://www.fwbmc.com/

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for obtaining diagnostic cardiac ultrasound images in three modes. M mode, color flow Doppler and two-dimensional mode, and will follow the imaging protocol recommended by ICA. This position requires the individual to be registered by the Intersociety Accreditation for Echo Labs or an equivalent registry. This position will assist the physician with obtaining images during Transesophogeal Echo’s. This position shows sound knowledge and proficiency in the use of diagnostic echocardiography techniques (both fixed and mobile) to assist in the diagnosis of patient disorders. Prioritizes and organizes patient flow to ensure best utilization of time. Is given general guidance and is expected to function with initiative and sound judgment to provide quality services. Demonstrate effective safety practices. Establishes and maintains a good rapport and professional relationship with fellow employees, other departments and Medical Staff. Demonstrate competence when performing other related or licensed functions.


  • High School or equivalency required

  • Formal training in Echocardiography from a nationally recognized school preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: * Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) required upon hire (Intersociety Accreditation Commission for Echo Labs) (ICA). All staff as of 03/31/2015 who are not currently registered will have one year commencing May 1 st2015 to obtain registry.

  • BLS – AHA Healthcare Provider required upon hire



  • Knowledge of the cardiovascular system and EKG arrhythmias

  • Flexibility with work situations and basic clerical skills

  • Able to recognize abnormalities, correlate information obtained and convey the findings to physicians

  • Proficient sonographic techniques in order to produce accurate and appropriate physiologic information

Title: Echo Technologist/FT

Location: Florida-Fort Walton Beach-Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Requisition ID: 01307-6531