Arlington, TX US
Area of Interest:
Texas Health Resources System Services
Texas Health Resources Central Staffing an internal staffing agency is currently in search of a registered Sono Echo. This PRN as needed position varying shifts. Must have flexibility to float throughout the Metroplex to a minimum of three (3) or more locations. At least one (1) holiday worked per year.
Qualified candidates will possess the following:
Required minimum education:
High School Diploma or Equivalent required
Associate's Degree from an accredited school of ultrasound technology preferred
1 year experience in a hospital setting preferred
Required license / certifications:
ARDMS - American Registry for Diagnostic and Medical Sonographers Certification upon hire.
Current AHA BCLS within 30 days from date of employment..
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. Performs EKGs as requested by department.
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.
Candidate must have good communication and excellent customer service.
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.
Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, more than 21,100 employees of fully-owned/operated facilities plus 1,400 employees of consolidated joint ventures, and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals.
At Texas Health, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence for all who come in contact with us, be they patients or our employees. We are committed to diversity in our workforce, and our mission to serve spreads across ethnic, cultural, economic and generational boundaries. We invite you to join us in furthering your career through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.