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Texas Health Resources THD VASCULAR/CARDIAC SONO REG PRN (Sign on Bonus 8k for Eligible New Hires) in Dallas, Texas

Vascular/Cardiac Sonographer PRN- Great Benefits

$8,000 Sign on Bonus

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We’re looking for a qualified Vascular Sonographer like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Dallas

  • Work hours: PRN (as needed) working rotating shifts and schedules including weekends and call

  • Salary range: $33.06 -$49.77 per hour (based on relevant experience)

  • $5,000 Sign on bonus (eligible upon hire with signed retention agreement)

At Texas Health Dallas we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are an 875-bed, Magnet-designated, full-service hospital serving our community since 1966. Our location in Dallas provides convenient care to the residents of Dallas and the surrounding areas. If you’re looking for cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, women’s services and emergency medicine, we’ve got it. Plus we’re a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a Comprehensive Stroke and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence and provide wellness services, outpatient surgery and women’s imaging services. And talk about award winning. Texas Health Dallas is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Care Center, a Level II Major Trauma facility, a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center and a designated Magnet hospital. We are a top-notch choice in North Texas for cancer and emergency services, bariatric services, cardiac care and much more. As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

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

RDCS - Registered Diagnostic 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 prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly Required

RCS/RDCS Strongly Preferred

Skills

Performs Echocardiography which includes: Transthoracic Echocardiograms (TTE), Transesophageal Echocardiograms (TEE), and Stress Echocardiograms (treadmill and pharmacological), Carotid/Arterial/Venous duplex studies. Good communication and excellent customer service.

Position Responsibilities

Imaging Quality and Processing:

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

Performs complex procedures including age related criteria and developmental considerations.

Adjusts technique parameters appropriately for age related factor.

Produces quality Echocardiogram, Stress Echocardiogram, Transesophageal Echocardiogram, and/or Vascular studies following department policies and procedures, as well as IAC standards.

Employs relevant guidelines set forth by ASE and SDMS, including scope of practice. www.svunet.org, www.sdms.org, www.intersocietal.org/echo.

Recognizes normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology relevant to adult echocardiography. Adult echocardiography includes, but not limited to, transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), stress echocardiogram (treadmill and pharmacological) and echocardiogram with echo enhancing agents.

Recognizes normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology relevant to vascular ultrasound. Vascular ultrasound may include but not limited to, upper extremity arterial (UEA), upper extremity venous (UEV), lower extremity arterial (LEA), lower extremity venous (LEV), carotid (CAS), abdominal aortic (AA), ABI/segmental pressure, venous reflux, and vein mapping.

Conveys appropriate, relevant information to physicians and other health care providers, communicates effectively

Demonstrates knowledge of quality control and quality assurance

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

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

Performs work timely and complete

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.

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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