Dallas, TX US
Area of Interest:
Patient Support Services
Texas Health Physicians Group
Cardiac and Vascular Center of N. Texas Bedford & Keller is seeking a N/R Echo Cardiac Sonographer to work as needed (PRN) 1st shift.
Responsible for performing echocardiograms at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. This role is required to perform a variety of technical procedures that relate to cardiac ultrasounds that require independent judgment with ingenuity and initiative for diagnosis by a health care provider.
Qualifications are as follows:
H.S. Diploma or Equivalent required
Associate's Degree preferred
Successfully pass the Echocardiography Registry Exam through ARDMS or CCI within 12 Months is required
• Must possess an excellent working knowledge of cardiac and pulmonary anatomy/pathology, the cardiac patient, and treatment of cardiac diseases.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Good computer skills.
• Possesses a strong work ethic and a high level of professionalism.
Produces two-dimensional ultrasonic recordings and Doppler flow analyses of heart and related structures, using ultrasound equipment, for use by physician in diagnosis of heart disease and study of heart.
Calculates, measures, and documents appropriate values on the tests performed for review and interpretation by physicians.
Explains procedures to patient to obtain cooperation and reduce anxieties of patient.
Enters patient information into computer database to record information on video cassette and strip printout of test.
Reviews test results with interpreting physician.
Communicates with physicians, managers, and co-workers as appropriate about changes in patient's clinical conditions while undergoing echocardiogram.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Reports To: Manager of Echo Vascular Dept
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