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Texas Health Resources Vascular/Cardiac Sonographer PRN in Plano, Texas

Texas Health Plano seeks to hire a Vascular/Cardiac Sonographer to work PRN.

The address is 6200 West Parker Road Plano, TX 75093

Salary range is Min. $31.76/hr to Max. $47.75/hr – based on relevant experience

Hours/Schedule

PRN (as needed) working Saturday and Sundays with some call required.

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.

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 Upon Hire Required

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