Fetal Echo Sonographer

 
Position: Fetal Echo Sonographer

Job ID: 150442

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Cardiology - Echo Lab

Talent Area: Radiology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday-Friday 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  

Summary:

We are looking for an Echo Sonographer – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will perform high quality and complex fetal echocardiographic exams; and to perform complex transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographic exams on patients that range in age from neonates to adults.

Think you’ve got what it takes?



Responsibilities :

• Performs echocardiographic exams
• Performs all essential responsibilities of Echo tech I and Echo sonographer II and III
• Assists with technical echocardiographic training
• Accepts responsibility for daily operational maintenance of the Fetal Echo Lab supplies and equipment
• Participates in management and administrative duties
• Seeks opportunities for professional development
• Other essential job duties



Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or Technical diploma from accredited school of ultrasound
• 5 years’ experience as an echo sonographer in a pediatric environment, including two (2) years as a fetal sonographer required
• RDCS certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Or
• RCS certification from Cardiovascular Credentialing International, Or
• RCCS certification from Cardiovascular Credentialing International
• Knowledge of echocardiographic procedures and exams
• Fetal situs and positioning
• Umbilical artery / venous flow patterns
• Ductus venosus flow patterns
• Fetal arrhythmia
• How to measure atrial / ventricular mechanical contractions
• Extensive knowledge of complex cardiac lesions
• Extracardiac defects associated with CHD
• Experience with multiple gestation
• The ability to operate expertly the ultrasound equipment with specialized Cardiology software, TEE operations, and a desktop computer



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