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Echo Technologist - $32-40 per hour

Company: South Texas Health System
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

South Texas Health System is seeking a Echo Technologist for a job in MCALLEN, Texas.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Echo Technologist
  • Discipline: Allied Health Professional
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • 40 hours per week
  • Shift: 8 hours
  • Employment Type: Staff
    Responsibilities POSITION SUMMARY:--The Cardiac Sonographer (Echo Sonographer) is responsible for the independent operation of the-- sonography equipment and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography.-- The Cardiac Sonographer is also responsible for the daily operations of the cardiology department, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). The sonographer maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve. They are responsible for interacting with hospital staff and/or nursing departments regarding patient care, concerns, and conflicts by identifying and assisting in the resolutions.-- Assist physician during transesophageal echocardiography and perform transthoracic echocardiography including regular, contrast and Dobutamine echocardiograms in conjunction with Cardiac Stress Testing procedures utilizing 2D and M-Mode with spectral and Doppler color flow velocity mapping in various areas of the heart and great vessels to aid in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease or abnormalities. Routinely works weekdays, weekends, holidays, evenings, nights, overtime, and/or on-call status when needed.-- Will also be subject to assigned responsibilities in other departmental areas and /or other system wide facilities as needed with departmental head approval and appropriate training and direction as may be appropriate to the task.-- This position summary contains the most relevant duties and responsibilities and does not exclude other assignments not mentioned. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:Must demonstrate commitment and adherence to STHS's Compliance Program and Code of Conduct through compliance with all policies and procedures, the Code of Conduct, attendance at required training and immediately reporting suspected compliance issue(s) to the Compliance Officer.--EducationGraduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or Cardiovascular Technology Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or-- Bachelor or Associate of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Cardiovascular Technology. or2 years experience in EchocardiographyCurrent compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate.--Required Licenses/Certifications--RDCS certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer's (ARDMS) or RCS certification by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI ). New hires may also be registry eligible and must obtain certification within the first year of hire. Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate.------------------ Must have and maintain current BLS certification, according to unit specific needs.-- Certification must be in accordance with the curriculum of the AHA, for ----Healthcare Provider's Program.-------------------- ExperienceAt least 2 years experience in performing echocardiography studies is desirable.Bilingual (English, Spanish) status is desirable--Demonstration of Skills and AbilitiesAbility to effectively operate transthoracic and tranesophageal sonographic equipment. Ability to evaluate an echocardiogram in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information. Ability to integrate an echocardiogram, laboratory results, patient history and medical records, and adapt sonographic examination as necessary. Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each echocardiogram performed. Ability to recognize cardiovascular disease or abnormalitiesAbility to evaluate, synthesize, and communicate diagnostic information to the attending physician. Ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the health care team, recognizing the special nature of examinations and patient's needs. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team. Ability to follow established departmental procedures. Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situationsEssential Functions Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic echocardiogram examinations. Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images. Uses independent judgment during the echocardiogram examination to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings. Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician. Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Director and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage. Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the cardiac sonographer's care. Assists with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory. Maintains a daily log of patients seen / completes exam billing forms. Maintains ultrasound equipment,-- work area and adequate supplies. Participates in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation. Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies. Performs other work-related duties as assigned. Examples of Duties & Responsibilities Performs all requested examinations as ordered by the physician. Prepares exam and report for final physician interpretation and contacts referring physicians when required, according to established procedures. Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided. Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems. Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required. Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the area/department. Reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staff member. Provides in-service education team on requirements of sonographic procedures as requested by other members of the health care team. Performs other related duties as assigned.--EEO StatementAll UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.NoticeAt UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries.-- We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or .South Texas Health System Job ID #208323-en-us. Posted job title: Echocardiogram TechAbout South Texas Health SystemSouth Texas Health System-- (STHS) is a regional multi-hospital system that has earned a reputation for excellence in providing quality healthcare to residents of the Rio Grande Valley. STHS offers a comprehensive array of medical services, including cardiovascular, maternity and women's health, emergency and surgical care, along with specialty programs in chest pain, pediatrics, diabetes, wound care, bariatric surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, rehabilitation and behavioral health services

Keywords: South Texas Health System, McAllen , Echo Technologist - $32-40 per hour, Other , Mcallen, Texas

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