Supplemental Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer I - LBJ Hospital
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
The Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer I (DCS I) is competent 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. The DCS I performs Exercise Stress Echo, Dobutamine Stress Echo, and assists with Transesophageal Echocardiograms (TEEs). The DCS establishes peripheral intravenous access and administers Ultrasound Enhancing Agents according to established protocol and standing medical order (SMO). The DCS I retrieves, communicates, and presents information in a written, oral or visual fashion.
School Education: Graduation from a CAHEP accredited Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer program.
Licenses & Certifications:
Other certificates as required by unit/service.
Basic Life Support From an American Heart Association (AHA) or Red Cross approved program.
Reg Diag Cardiac Sonographer through ARDMS or CCI within 6 months from date of hire, if not held at time of appointment
Two (2) years of hospital or clinical experience preferred.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Work Schedule: Flexible