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Texas Health Resources Vascular/Cardiac Sonographer Registered in Denton, Texas

Texas Health Denton seeks to hire a Vascular/cardiac Sonographer to work Full Time.

The address is 3000 N. I-35 Denton, TX 76201.

Salary range is Min. $29.47/hr to Max. $46.01/hr – based on relevant experience

Work Schedule

Full Time (40/hr/wk); The schedule is day shift with rotating weekends and some night time call required.

Imaging Procedures, Quality and Processing

Explains procedures to patient or guardian/family member if applicable prior to exam

Positions patient to correct anatomical area of interest

Performs complex procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations.

Adjusts techniques parameters appropriately for age related factor.

Assists cardiologist with TEE procedures, Stress Echos, and other complex procedures using appropriate techniques.

Vascular Testing: Carotid/Arterial/Venous Duplex Studies

Maintains attention to details.

Processes and manipulates images, analyzes image quality, troubleshoots, makes technique adjustments or repeat procedures as needed.

Correctly maintains images on various electronic media, exports studies to physician reading station and maintains image data files.

Coordinates with Centralized Scheduling, Cardiovascular Services, physicians and other modalities, doctor's office and nurses.

Recognizes normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology relevant to vascular exams.

Vascular exams include cerebrovascular, transcranial, arterial and venous modalities.

Demonstrates safe, proactive patient care skills.

Demonstrates basic computer skills.

Demonstrates proper utilization and upkeep of equipment

Vascular/Echo skills: Produces quality vascular exams following department policies and procedures and ICAVL/ICAEL standards.

Employs relevant guidelines set forth by SVU and SDMS, including scope of practice.

Patient Care

Uses multidisciplinary, team oriented actions

Assesses and recognizes the patient's emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial conditions.

Prepares room for examination (i.e., suction, oxygen, supplies).

Checks physician orders and exam requisitions using time out procedures

Greets and acknowledges patients using two forms of ID

Obtains patient history

Handles patients with IVs, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices and monitors patients during imaging

Demonstrates knowledge of emergency drugs and equipment

Uses proper body mechanics when assisting patients

Processes patient information, displays proper phone etiquette and transports patients as needed.

Equipment Operation and Maintenance

Adjusts technical factors

Operates, cares for and maintains equipment

Applies knowledge of physics and accessories

Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction

Maintains equipment and room to sanitary standards

Stocks supplies

Exchanges and maintains radiology film badges

Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of quality control and regulatory standards.

Professional Accountability and Partnership

Maintains and enhances technical skills and technology advancement

Attends departmental continuing education, meetings and checks email

Identifies, troubleshoots and initiates quality improvement

Manages time and re-prioritizes as necessary

Performs assignments deemed necessary by supervisor.

Qualifications

Education

H.S. Diploma or Equivalent Required

Associate's Degree accredited school of ultrasound technology Preferred

Experience

None Required

1 Year prior experience Preferred

Licenses and Certifications

RCS - Registered Cardiac Sonographer Upon Hire Required

Or

RVT - Registered Vascular Technologist Upon Hire Required

Or

RVS - Registered Vascular Specialist Upon Hire Required

And

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support Upon Hire Required

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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