Catholic Health Initiatives Echo Technologist II - Non-Invasive Cardiology (Days) PRN in HOUSTON, Texas

Echo Technologist II - Non-Invasive Cardiology (Days) PRN


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the

Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education

institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one

of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first

hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing

Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four

consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community

emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and

pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a

collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas

Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M


Position Summary

Operates ultrasound equipment and

Performs a variety of technical diagnostic procedures which encompass the

specialty area of Echocardiography. Must be able to perform 2D/Doppler

echocardiograms, Pharmacological and TMT stress echocardiograms and assist with

Transesophageal echocardiograms.


Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree -OR- one year certificate required.

  • Registered by AmericanDiagnostic Registry for Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as RVT -OR- registered byCardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as RVS

  • Two (2) years related experience

Position Responsibilities

  1. Prepares equipment ensuring that equipment is

operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic


  1. Problem solve equipment failure and

imaging quality and contacts service representative regarding equipment


  1. Ensures that daily equipment and room

maintenance is performed during after each procedure, and that special

precautions and measures are performed to ensure infection control


  1. Completes all quality checks and

Ensures that equipment logs are maintained


Completes all clinical supply inventories, ensuring that each diagnostic room is

complete with the necessary supplies required to perform the


  1. Actively Participates with patient

testing, performing routine, non-routine, urgent, and emergent patient


  1. Communicates with Patient

Transportation, Nursing Units, Physician Offices, and other diagnostic areas to

ensure that the patients receive their diagnostic procedures in a smooth,

efficient and safe manner

  1. Performs portable

examinations at the bedside to ensure patient safety as well as provide

immediate diagnostic testing when needed

  1. Ensures

that patient orientation, patient preparation and patient teaching are provided

prior, during and following the test completion


Direct physician interaction by performing case by case review of the physician

request for a procedure to be performed, as well as verifying the type of

diagnostic test requested and that the indication for the procedure is


  1. Independently selects the correct

algorithm to ensure that the comprehensive and appropriate diagnostic test is


  1. Provide specific diagnostic test

information to the patient ensuring that the patient is aware to the diagnostic

test involvement

  1. Obtain patient history

according to specific departmental procedural protocol

  1. Perform physical assessment and tests according to specific departmental


  1. Position the patient for the examination according to

specific departmental protocol

  1. Select the

specific equipment pre-sets and modify the settings to ensure that optimal

image, Doppler and color Doppler information is obtained

  1. Ensure that all recording equipment is


  1. Complete the diagnostic examination

according to specific departmental procedural protocols. Specific procedures

each have defined protocols

  1. Obtain assistance

with any diagnostic procedures which are not completed, or if there are any

patient care issues

  1. Complete processing

diagnostic tapes, Worksheets, and completing supporting documentation of logs,

demographic and diagnostic information required for departmental, hospital and

patient record documentation

  1. Complete

preliminary diagnostic reports

  1. Complete patient

visit by ensuring that patient has been discharged safely, that the diagnostic

procedure is complete, that the documentation has been processed including the

patient charges

  1. Assist with departmental quality


Job Allied Health


Daily Schedule Days / PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0100546