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Vascular/Cardiac Sonographer

Company: Texas Health Resources
Location: Denton
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Vascular/Cardiac Sonographer - Texas Health Denton

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We're looking for a qualified Vascular/Cardiac Sonographer like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Denton
  • Work hours: Full Time (40/hr/wk) Working Rotating shifts and schedules with rotating call and weekends required
  • Salary range: $31.76- $47.75 per hour (based on relevant experience)

At Texas Health Denton we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 255-bed, full-service hospital serving our community since 1987. Our central location provides convenient care to people in the DFW Metroplex and all across North Texas and Oklahoma. With more than 1,000 employees and 450+ physicians on our medical staff we are one of Denton County's largest employers.

If you're looking for heart and vascular care, women's services, orthopedics and sports medicine, we've got it. Plus we're a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and provide pain management, emergency medicine, and bariatric surgery.

And talk about award winning. Texas Health Denton is a Joint Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. and a Pathways to Excellence-designated hospital. We are the only choice in Denton for oncology services, women and infants' services, and much more. Lastly, Texas Health Denton's new Center for Women is under construction. This new building will bring the latest in obstetric care to North Texas as well as a new breast imaging center, outpatient physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and a 10-bed expansion to our emergency department.

As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Qualifications

Education

H.S. Diploma or Equivalent Req Associate's Degree accredited school of ultrasound technology Preferred

Experience

None Required

1 Year prior experience Preferred

Licenses and Certifications

RCS - Registered Cardiac Sonographer Upon Hire Required

Or

RDCS Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Upon Hire Required

Or

RVT - Registered Vascular Technologist Upon Hire Required

Or

RVS - Registered Vascular Specialist Upon Hire Required

And

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly Required

Position Responsibilities

Imaging Quality and Processing:

Explains procedures to patient or guardian/family member if applicable prior to exam

Performs complex procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations.

Adjusts technique parameters appropriately for age related factor.

Produces quality Echocardiogram, Stress Echocardiogram, Transesophageal Echocardiogram, and/or Vascular studies following department policies and procedures, as well as IAC standards.

Employs relevant guidelines set forth by ASE and SDMS, including scope of practice. www.svunet.org, www.sdms.org, www.intersocietal.org/echo.

Recognizes normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology relevant to adult echocardiography.

Adult echocardiography includes, but not limited to, transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), stress echocardiogram (treadmill and pharmacological) and echocardiogram with echo enhancing agents. .

Recognizes normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology relevant to vascular ultrasound.

Vascular ultrasound may include but not limited to, upper extremity arterial (UEA), upper extremity venous (UEV), lower extremity arterial (LEA), lower extremity venous (LEV), carotid (CAS), abdominal aortic (AA), ABI/segmental pressure, venous reflux, and vein mapping.

Conveys appropriate, relevant information to physicians and other health care providers, communicates effectively

Demonstrates knowledge of quality control and quality assurance

Processes and manipulates images, analyzes image quality, troubleshoots, makes technique adjustments or repeats procedures as needed.

Correctly maintains images on various electronic media, exports studies to physician reading station and maintains image data files

Performs work timely and complete

Patient Care

Uses multidisciplinary, team oriented actions Assesses and recognizes the patient's emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial conditions.

Prepares room for examination (i.e., suction, oxygen, supplies).

Checks physician orders and exam requisitions using time out procedures

Greets and acknowledges patients using two forms of ID

Obtains patient history Handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices and monitors patients during imaging

Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment

Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patients

Processes patient information, displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed.

Equipment Operation and Maintenance

Adjusts technical factors Operates, cares for and maintains equipment

Applies knowledge of physics and accessories

Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction

Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards

Stocks supplies

Exchanges and maintains radiology film badges

Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards.

Professional Accountability and Partnership

Maintains and enhances technical skills and technology advancement

Attends departmental continuing education, meetings and checks email

Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement

Manages time and re-prioritizes as necessary

Performs assignments deemed necessary by supervisor.

Why Texas Health

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture makes THR a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" (7th year in a row)
  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)
  • "America's Best Employers for Diversity" list by Forbes
  • A "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work

Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits, Job Listings by Category, recent Awards we've won and more.

Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to recruitment@texashealth.org.

Keywords: Texas Health Resources, Denton , Vascular/Cardiac Sonographer, Other , Denton, Texas

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