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Cardiac Sonographer - Physician Practice M-F Days

Company: Memorial Hermann Health System Careers
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

At Memorial Hermann, we pursue a common goal of delivering high quality, efficient care while creating exceptional experiences for every member of our community. When we say every member of our community, that includes our employees. We know that when our employees feel cared for, heard and valued, they are inspired to create moments that exceed expectations, while prioritizing safety, compassion, personalization and efficiency. If you want to advance your career and contribute to our vision of creating healthier communities, now and for generations to come, we want you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary

This position performs echocardiograms to evaluate different aspects of the heart for use by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Serves as a preceptor, mentor, and resource to staff as well as assists Management with supervisory responsibilities.Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Cardiac Sonography Technology, Radiologic Technology, or Sonography Technology, preferred.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified in Basic or Advanced Life Support, required.
  • One (1) of the following required:
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International; or
  • Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS) by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International; or
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

    Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
    • Four (4) years of prior experience as a Cardiac Sonographer.
    • Ability to lift and/or maneuver patients in conjunction with others in order to perform job functions.

      Principal Accountabilities
      • Performs echocardiogram on patients: Prepares patients for test, explains what will happen during the test, positions patients for the test, selects appropriate imaging techniques, and ensures technical quality of the images.
      • Helps maintain appropriate patient flow and ensures delivery of quality services in the imaging department
      • Demonstrates excellent technical skills. Acts as a resource and mentor to staff and less experienced technologists. Introduces and demonstrates new techniques to the other technologists. Responsible for orientation/mentoring for new hires or education for students.
      • Reviews incomplete exam list and unsigned report status routinely.
      • Functions as a liaison between physicians, technologists, and department support staff
      • Enters and monitors patient data and health history as it is pertinent to the exam being performed
      • Performs quality assurance on ultrasound equipment. Recommends equipment modifications. Identifies and helps to resolve equipment malfunctions. Completes initial and renewal application for ACR and any other accreditation.
      • Maintains safety, environmental, and infection control procedures for the department
      • Helps schedule technologists to ensure appropriate staffing for expected patient volume
      • Intervenes with patients to help resolve complaints and issues. Provides excellent customer service and escalates issues appropriately
      • Responsible for supply management
      • Participates in performance improvement activities established by Non-Invasive Cardiology Services
      • Takes emergency calls within the department
      • Demonstrates the ability to multi-task and coordinate multiple exams at once. Can handle situations that require expertise, leadership and problem-solving.
      • Performs other supervisory/lead related duties as directed.
      • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
      • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
      • Demonstrates commitment to caring for every member of our community by creating compassionate and personalized experiences. Models Memorial Hermann's service standards by providing safe, caring, personalized and efficient experiences to patients and colleagues.
      • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Memorial Hermann Health System Careers, Sugar Land , Cardiac Sonographer - Physician Practice M-F Days, Healthcare , Sugar Land, Texas

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