ECHO Sonographer II-Medical Center

 
Position: ECHO Sonographer II-Medical Center

Job ID: 148753

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Cardiology - Echo Lab

Talent Area: Radiology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday-Friday 8a-5p

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Summary:

We are searching for an Echo Sonographer - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll perform high quality and complex echocardiographic exams enabling the cardiology staff to make accurate diagnoses of various congenital and acquired pediatric heart abnormalities.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Functions independently when performing echo exams, including the ability to cohesively discuss and express opinion about possible diagnosis with staff
  • Operates any type of ultrasound equipment and collects data independently, differentiating quality of the data for further quantification
  • Assists and participates with technical echocardiographic training/instruction of technologists, Pediatric Fellows and visitors on an ongoing schedule
  • Participates in orientation plan and acts as preceptor
  • Performs daily operational maintenance of the Echo Lab supplies and equipment, ensuring that all supplies and equipment are checked for deficiencies and are safe for operation
  • Prepares equipment and the patient rooms (stocks linen and supplies) for daily operational use
  • Demonstrates customer service skills
  • Works with departmental staff and other healthcare professions to ensure high quality patient care
  • Seeks opportunities for professional development by participating and attending in-services, educational seminars, and tech/staff meetings
  • Prepares and delivers educational offerings to echo sonographer staff


Qualifications:

  • Diploma from a school of ultrasound or a Bachelor’s degree
  • One (1) year of experience as an echosonographer in a pediatric environment
  • Requires at least one of the following certifications:
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiology Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
  • Registered Cardiovascular Sonographer (RCS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
  • Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
  • Knowledge of echocardiographic procedures
  • Ability to learn ultrasound equipment with specialized Cardiology software
  • Operate at a basic level the following equipment: blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter, and desktop computer


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