Job ID: 2022-36484 Type: Full Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Allied Health TXHWHA
In this role, the Cardiac Sonographer will perform outpatient and inpatient transthoracic echocardiograms in neonates, pediatric patients, and patients with adult congenital heart disease using ultrasound technology. By gathering diagnostic images and other medical data, the Cardiac Sonographer will assist the cardiologist in reaching a medical diagnosis and treatment plan.
To qualify, you must be a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) from the ARDMS with an emphasis in Pediatric Echocardiography (PE) and have completed the necessary CME required for the current 3-year licensing period. Fetal (FE) specialty highly preferred. Strong written/verbal communication, problem-solving, customer service, prioritizing and organization skills are essential, as is the ability to maintain confidentiality, work as a team player and work independently while meeting deadlines. Knowledge of digital echocardiography systems, IAC standards and requirements, safety principles and procedures, and related computer systems/software is also required. Ideal candidates will have 2-5 years of experience in a high volume pediatric echocardiography laboratory. Must have experience doing fetal scans. May be required to travel to other affiliated locations to meet coverage needs.
Attend Echocardiography Laboratory teaching conferences and continue to expand own knowledge of echocardiography and congenital heart disease.
Function independently and perform the full range of echocardiography examinations.
Must be able to work and support examinations at the main campus, satellite and/or any outreach location(s).
Identify four interesting cases, one simple shunt, one simple stenosis and one complex lesion case (as defined by the Technical director) per quarter and logs these cases into the Sonographer QA binder.
Perform clerical duties accurately in a timely manner such as entering data in the patient logbooks and accurately enters patient billing information into appropriate system.
Perform complete echocardiographic studies (two-dimensional imaging and Doppler) on children with heart disease with minimal physician guidance.
Perform miscellaneous Echocardiography Laboratory duties to include: maintain supplies and equipment, pull and key echo studies, and maintain a clean Echocardiography Laboratory.
Performing scans at the technical level as deemed appropriate by the Lead Sonographer and Medical Director
Provide guidance and instruction to less experienced scanners (cardiac sonographers, ultrasound students, cardiology fellows) to improve their imaging skills and acquire complete information in a patient with complex congenital heart disease.
Review patient's medical history to determine what echocardiographic information is needed.
Work with all makes of equipment and explores new procedures and technology.
Work with the child and family to secure cooperation so that a diagnostic echocardiographic study can be obtained.
Associates degree - basic sciences area such as ultrasound with an emphasis on cardiac anatomy and physiology or related field.
Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with at least two years of Pediatric experience