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Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer - Echo Lab w/Call

Company: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: League City
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides supervisory and advanced technical skills in the performance of patient examinations and testing in the Non-invasive cardiac laboratory. JOB DUTIES:

  • Follows the guidelines set by the laboratory directors for examination of the patient.
  • Responsible for acquisition, recording, analysis and presentation of patient examinations, to include routine, stress and transesophageal procedures.
  • Determines the most appropriate testing techniques for a patient in order to obtain the optimal information desired by the attending physician to answer clinical questions.
  • Informs the attending physician of findings in difficult or unusual cases before the patient leaves the area.
  • Participates in the teaching of fellows and junior colleagues, conferences and preceptorship programs.
  • Cares for and maintains echocardiography equipment.
  • Responsible for cleanliness and order of the immediate laboratory area.
  • Notifies the proper personnel of the need for specific laboratory supplies.
  • Responsible for proper record keeping, data storage and retrieval for clinical and/or research purposes.
  • Assists in clinical research protocols as needed.
  • Maintains statistical data as requested by the Technical Director and assists in implementation of total quality management program for the Echocardiography Laboratory.
  • Maintains state-of-the-art technology by learning advanced new techniques and information systems.
  • Suggests novel approaches in the use of echocardiography in medicine and implement where feasible.
  • Conforms to safety regulations and implement all procedures to comply with national and local fire and safety standards.
  • Identifies appropriate internal controls for department; provides mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance.
    LOCATION: This position will cover our Echo Labs in League City and Galveston. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School or equivalent AND:Certified as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) orRegistered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)-or-Satisfactory completion of a formal cardiac sonographer training program (1-4 years) must be registry eligible and attain certification within one year.-or-Graduate from a diagnostic ultrasound training program (2-4 years) with 1 full additional year of full-time clinical experience in a dedicated echocardiography laboratory and registry eligible and attain certification within one year.-or-Two years of college with emphasis on the biological sciences with two years experience in a dedicated echocardiography laboratory and registry eligible and attain certification within one year. SALARY RANGE: $28.46 - $42.69 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Keywords: The University of Texas Medical Branch, League City , Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer - Echo Lab w/Call, Healthcare , League City, Texas

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