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Tech - Vascular Ultrasound

Company: UHS
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:



Join our South Texas Health System Clinics (formerly Valley Care Clinics) team! Providers with South Texas Health System (STHS) Clinics deliver high quality family medicine, health screenings and advanced specialized care to the people of the Rio Grande Valley. STHS Clinics is committed to delivering quality healthcare and service excellence. Our clinics are affiliated with South Texas Health Systems' four acute care hospitals, behavioral health hospital, six freestanding emergency rooms and one joint venture hospital. Specially trained and highly experienced, our physician group treats a wide range of conditions using advanced technologies and minimally invasive techniques.


The Vascular Echo Technician will be responsible for the independent operation of echo and/or vascular equipment in the Clinic, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using this equipment. This

position will be responsible for the daily operations of the department including patient scheduling, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment. This will include active participation in the

development of new procedures which may result from new technology and/or research developments in conjunction with physician requests for such procedures. Technicians always maintain a high level of medical ethics and is self- motivated to increase their level of understanding of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.

Vascular/Echo Techs are responsible for interacting in a positive manner with all Clinic staff including physicians and

mid-levels providers. Technicians are expected to be courteous and helpful to the Clinic's patients, patient's families,

and the Clinic staff at all times.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Ability 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 abnormalities
  • Ability 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 situations
  • Operating imaging equipment such as ultrasound
  • Embalming bodies using techniques such as arterial embalming, cavity embalming, ABIs, TCPO2, and surface embalming.
  • Performing procedures such as angioplasty and ablations
  • Preparing patients for procedures such as inserting catheters, needles, balloons, or other devices into blood vessels
  • Performing tests such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), transcutaneous pacing, and vascular ultrasound scanning
  • Taking patient history information, such as medical problems and medications, before procedures begin
  • Preparing sterile solutions used during procedures.
  • Schedule book for 8 to 10 patients per day. Independence Physician Management (IPM), a subsidiary of UHS, was formed in 2012 as the physician services unit of UHS. IPM develops and manages multi-specialty physician networks and urgent care clinics which align with UHS acute care facilities. It also provides select services for the Behavioral Health division of UHS. Through continuing growth, IPM operates in 11 markets across six states and the District of Columbia. Our leadership team, practitioners, and teams of healthcare professionals are collectively dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people in the communities we serve.

    Benefit Highlights
    • Challenging and rewarding work environment.
    • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
    • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
    • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
    • SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program
    • Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!
    • More information is available on our Benefits Guest Website: About Universal Health Services (UHS), Inc.

      One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $14.3 billion in 2023. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America's Largest Public Companies.

      Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 96,700 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network, and various related services located all over the U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.


      • A minimum of five years of experience in providing these procedures in a healthcare environment is required.
      • Professional certification/ registry is required.
      • All sonographers must be credentialed as required by ICAEL.
      • ARDMS registry and/or if registry eligible must complete registry within 1 year of employment.
      • CCI registry and/or if registry eligible must complete registry within 1 year of employment.
      • Graduate of accredited two-year program/college/school.
      • Candidates are expected to be knowledgeable and recognize basic as well as lethal EKG arrhythmias.
      • Must have experience in noninvasive procedures to include one of the following, but more than one is preferred:
        • Vascular procedures
        • Echo procedures
          EEO Statement

          All 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.

          Avoid and Report Recruitment Scams

          At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skill set and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (e.g., Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. Our recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc.

          If you suspect a fraudulent job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, we encourage you to report such concerns to appropriate law enforcement. We encourage you to refer to legitimate UHS and UHS subsidiary career websites to verify job opportunities and not rely on unsolicited calls from recruiters.

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