Texas Health Resources Vascular Cardiac Sonographer PRN in Plano, Texas

Job Description

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

Essential Functions

Essential Functions

• 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

Hours/Schedule

PRN- as needed; Rotating weekends working 7:00am-3:30pm

Education

High School diploma or Equivalent

Associates Degree Preferred

Experience

none required

Licenses/Certifications

RCS-Registered Cardiac Sonographer

OR

RVT-Registered Vascular Tech

OR

RVS-Registered Vascular Specialist

AND

BCLS-Basic Cardiac Life Support

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.