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
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.
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
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.
H.S. Diploma or Equivalent Required
Associate's Degree accredited school of ultrasound technology Preferred
1 Year prior experience Preferred
Licenses and Certifications
RCS - Registered Cardiac Sonographer Upon Hire Required
RVT - Registered Vascular Technologist Upon Hire Required
RVS - Registered Vascular Specialist Upon Hire Required
BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support Upon Hire Required
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