Arlington, TX US
Area of Interest:
Texas Health Arlington Memorial
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital is seeking a PRN Registered Echo Sonographer (Electrophysiology Department)
Education: Graduate of an accredited
school of ultrasound technology required
Licensure / Certification:
ARDMS (diagnostic echocardiography) required upon hire
BCLS 30 days from date of hire
2 years experience (preferably in a hospital setting)
Adult and pediatric sonography experience preferred
Skills: Good communication and excellent customer service
Strong computer skills preferred
****Patients Served: Pediatric and Adult
Work Hours/Schedule: PRN (as needed), 1st shift, weekdays and weekends, 7:00am-5:00pm
JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.
· 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.
· 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.
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, a 369-bed, full-service medical center, has been serving Arlington and surrounding communities since 1958. Hospital services include emergency medicine, cardiac care, neurosciences, women’s care, orthopedics and an advanced imaging center. Texas Health Arlington Memorial is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and a Commission on Cancer® accredited facility, with over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers and 630 physicians on its medical staff. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.