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

Echo Technologist II (Non Invasive Cardiology) PRN

Description

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 University.

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.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Licensure:

  1. Associate’s Degree OR one year certificate required.

  2. Registered by American Diagnostic Registry for Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as RVT -OR- registered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as RVS

Minimum Experience: Two (2) years related experience

Positions Responsibilities

  1. Prepares equipment ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards

  2. Problem solve equipment failure and imaging quality and contacts service representative regarding equipment problems

  3. 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 standards

  4. Completes all quality checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained

  5. Completes all clinical supply inventories, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary supplies required to perform the procedure

  6. Actively Participates with patient testing, performing routine, non-routine, urgent, and emergent patient requests

  7. 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

  8. Performs portable examinations at the bedside to ensure patient safety as well as provide immediate diagnostic testing when needed

  9. Ensures that patient orientation, patient preparation and patient teaching are provided prior, during and following the test completion

  10. 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 consistent

  11. Independently selects the correct algorithm to ensure that the comprehensive and appropriate diagnostic test is performed

  12. Provide specific diagnostic test information to the patient ensuring that the patient is aware to the diagnostic test involvement

  13. Obtain patient history according to specific departmental procedural protocol

  14. Perform physical assessment and tests according to specific departmental protocol

  15. Position the patient for the examination according to specific departmental protocol

  16. Select the specific equipment pre-sets and modify the settings to ensure that optimal image, Doppler and color Doppler information is obtained

  17. Ensure that all recording equipment is operational

  18. Complete the diagnostic examination according to specific departmental procedural protocols. Specific procedures each have defined protocols

  19. Obtain assistance with any diagnostic procedures which are not completed, or if there are any patient care issues

  20. Complete processing diagnostic tapes, Worksheets, and completing supporting documentation of logs, demographic and diagnostic information required for departmental, hospital and patient record documentation

  21. Complete preliminary diagnostic reports

  22. 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

  23. Assist with departmental quality monitoring. May be required based on Facility assignment:

  24. Administer contrast agents, including saline contrast

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Good communication and written skills

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0165964

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.