Job Description

 

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY:
The Pediatric/Neonatal Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (PDCS) is proficient in providing high quality cardiac ultrasound images of the heart and great vessels, assessment of myocardial function, recording of hemodynamic measurements, and visualization of blood flow using 2D, M-mode, color-flow and spectral Doppler. Ultrasound procedures include: transthoracic and trans esophageal echocardiography ultrasound on neonatal and pediatric patients. These responsibilities will take place in various locations such as Level II, Level III NICU, and Newborn Follow up Clinic. The PDCS functions as a preceptor to staff and students, and assists with patient scheduling and procedures to ensure efficient workflow.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
High School Diploma or GED

Licenses & Certifications:
Reg Diag Cardiac Sonographer (OR) Reg Cardiac Sonographer through ARDMS or CCI, with second registry in Pediatric Echocardiography, AND Cert Cardiographic Tech

Work Experience:
3 Years of Hospital or Clinic experience
1 Year of Pediatric/Neonatal echo experience

Management Experience:
6 Months of Operational experience related to patient scheduling and flow is preferred


Communication Skills:
Above average verbal communication (Heavy Public Contact)

Work Schedule - Holidays, On-Call

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