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Cardiac Sonographer

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Temple
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Baylor Scott & White Health is seeking a Cardiac Sonographer for a job in Temple, Texas.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Cardiac Sonographer
  • Discipline: Allied Health Professional
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • 40 hours per week
  • Shift: 8 hours
  • Employment Type: Staff
    Monday - Friday 8am -----5pm with evening and weekend call
    10 K Sign On Bonus
    JOB SUMMARYThe Cardiac Sonographer 2 performs basic to advanced cardiac ultrasound services and procedures for adult patients such as transthoracic, transesophageal and stress, used to diagnose and assess cardiac abnormalities. General duties include preparing equipment, prepping patients and explaining procedures, reviewing the images, report findings, analyzing patient clinical history in order to identify the purpose of the examination, framing the clinical question that the examination is intended to answer, and expanding the examination as necessary to answer the clinical questions.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLEPrepare patients for procedures and obtains clinical history from the patient including cardiac related physical findings and pertinent laboratory data in order to adapt the imaging techniques to obtain comprehensive and diagnostic echocardiograms to alleviate the probability of erroneous clinical interpretation of the echocardiogram.Performs basic to advanced cardiac ultrasound procedures utilizing a variety of equipment and techniques, and makes the necessary measurements required for the interpretation to obtain accurate, high quality results.Identifies and defines cardiac abnormalities and extends the scope of the examination appropriately, deviating from standard techniques when necessary and correlating invasive and noninvasive cardiac diagnostic test results with cardiac anatomy and function.May assist physicians in the procedure rooms and operating rooms by performing echocardiograph studies to aid them in proceeding with complex procedures to decrease risk factors.Assists in performing transesophageal studies with cardiologist, calculating appropriate measurements and sterilizes probe.Records statistics and performs daily maintenance of the Echocardiography Lab and its equipment, reporting all malfunctions as appropriate.Acts as a resource to other staff, physicians and students regarding equipment, techniques, procedures and studies to optimize patient care.Works closely with cardiac sonographer quality coordinator to ensure adherence to quality processes and protocols, and assists with ICAEL accreditation activities as delegated.Implements protocols as new technology evolves, and ensures implementation and adherence to system echocardiography standards.KEY SUCCESS FACTORSKnowledge and ability to apply complex sonographic principles, instrumentation and techniques.Knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.Ability explaining the purpose of the echocardiographic examination to the patient and answering patients' questions.Knowledge of approved clinical protocols for each type of cardiovascular ultrasound examinations.Knowledge of proper infection control, including precautionary procedures. Knowledge of relevant laws regarding patient confidentiality and privacy.Ability to interact and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with healthcare providers, including other sonographers, physicians, and nurses.Knowledge of medical terminology.Skilled utilization of computers and medical equipment.BENEFITSOur competitive benefits package includes the following- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%- Tuition Reimbursement- PTO accrual beginning Day 1Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level#featuredjob624QUALIFICATIONS- EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program or 2 years of work experience above the minimum qualification- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - --------------Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS in 30 days of hire or transfer.--------------Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Reg Diag Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), Registered Vascular Sonographe (RVS), Registered Vascular Tech (RVT): Must have one of the following at time of hire/transfer:-RCS through Cardio Credentialing Intl. (CCI)-RDCS through American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)-RVS-RVT.Recruiter: Courtney MayberryBaylor Scott and White Job ID #24003430. Posted job title: Pediatric Cardiac SonographerAbout Baylor Scott & White HealthAs the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform - MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans.Benefits
    • Holiday Pay
    • Continuing Education
    • 401k retirement plan
    • Wellness and fitness programs
    • Employee assistance programs
    • Medical benefits
    • Dental benefits
    • Vision benefits
    • Benefits start day 1
    • Life insurance
    • Discount program

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple , Cardiac Sonographer, Healthcare , Temple, Texas

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