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Echocardiographic Technician (Part-time)

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #0524-RH5010-PC


This recruitment is being conducted to fill two vacancies with San Joaquin County General Hospital and to establish a referral pool to fill future vacancies. 

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen. 

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • Performs specialized procedures such as echocardiograms, stress tests, Holter electrocardiogram recording and scan, Dobutamine stress echocardiogram, and transesophageal echocardiograms; operates and monitors equipment; observes patients, noting vital signs and reactions.
  • Performs specialized procedures such as echocardiograms, stress tests, Holter electrocardiogram recording and scan, Dobutamine stress echocardiogram, and transesophageal echocardiograms; operates and monitors equipment; observes patients, noting vital signs and reaction.
  • Sets up equipment for tests; lays out supplies and instruments.
  • Obtains pertinent clinical information from the patients, referring physician, patient's record, cardiac-related physical findings and laboratory data to apply the necessary sonographic techniques to obtain comprehensive diagnostic information; explains procedure to patient; monitors patient during procedure; notifies charge nurse or physician if patient shows signs of distress; initiates appropriate action to maintain patient or correct distress.
  • Selects the appropriate operating mode for the specific ultrasonic examinations of cardiac motions, recognizes abnormal conditions, and adjusts recording techniques to obtain appropriate display.
  • Operates computer systems for report generation and image storage systems; selects correct images for acquisition and stores appropriately in database; performs echocardiography on children, infants and adults; disassembles, cleans and reassembles all equipment; makes minor repairs, replaces defective parts.
  • Mounts and labels records of procedures; makes photocopies; routes to physician for review and interpretation; maintains file of reports.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies; orders as needed.
  • May train other staff in the performance of any specialized procedures
  • Acts as an expert resource to nursing and technical staff when complex or technical questions arise; maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment and/or systems.
  • Performs routine periodic quality assurance and safety checks on the ultrasound equipm



Experience: One year of experience performing cardiac diagnostic procedures including echocardiograms (cardiac ultrasounds).

Education: Completion of an approved training course in echogradiography technology or ultrasound technology.


Certification: Possession of current certification as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer or a Registered Cardiac Vascular Technician.


Anatomy and physiology of cardiovascular disease; echocardiography principles and procedures; guidelines and regulations pertaining to provision of echocardiography symptoms of seizures, cardiac distress, and normal vital signs; medical equipment and apparatus; sterile techniques; resuscitation techniques; basic filing systems.


Establish and maintain a sterile field; skill in the use and maintenance of specialized echocardiographic equipment; demonstrate knowledge of physiology and recognize the disease process and notify appropriate physician of problems, abnormalities and signs of patient instability; explain technical procedures to patients; deal with patients sympathetically and tactfully; record information; perform accurately and quickly in stressful situations; follow verbal instructions; work independently to obtain required images; train others.


Mobility-Occasional use of data entry devices; sitting and standing for long periods; climbing stairs and crawling; frequent walking, bending squatting; Lifting-Frequently from 5 to over 70 pounds; frequently restrains, lifts and turns heavy objects; Visual-Constant use of color perception, hand/eye coordination, depth perception, reading/close-up work, and peripheral field of vision; Dexterity-Constant holding, reaching and grasping; frequent repetitive motion; occasional writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing of normal speech and talking in person; occasionally talk and hear on the telephone; hear faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological-Occasionally deals with emergency situations; occasional exposure to trauma, grief and death; occasional public contact and constant contact with patients; frequent decision making and constant concentration; Special Requirements-Occasionally work alone; work nights, weekends and overtime; occasional travel; Environmental Conditions-Frequent exposure to noise; occasional exposure to dirt, dust, fumes and poor ventilation, and hazardous materials.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

Selection Procedures

Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

  • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

  • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


Apply Online:

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202                                  


Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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San Joaquin County
Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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