Supplemental Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer I
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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 Stress Echocardiograms, Dobutamine Stress Echo, assists with Transesophageal Echocardiograms,and administers intravenous contrast for image enhancement according to established protocol. The DCS I retrieves, communicates, and presents information in a written, oral or visual fashion.
Education/Licensure/Specialized Training: Graduation from a CAHEP accredited Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer program. Two (2) years of hospital or clinical experience preferred. Current Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) through ARDMS or CCI. Certified and current in Basic Life Support (CPR) through the American Heart Association.
Equipment Operated: Various ultrasound and cardiology related machines.
Above Average Verbal: Heavy Public Contact
Work Schedule: Flexible