Job Summary: The Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer I (DCS I) is competent in providing high quality cardiac ultrasound images of the heart and great vessels, assessment of myocardial function, recording of hemodynamic measurements, and visualization of blood flow using 2D, M-mode, color-flow and spectral Doppler. The DCS I performs Stress Echocardiograms, Dobutamine Stress Echo, and assists with Transesophageal Echocardiograms. The DCS I retrieves, communicates, and presents information in a written, oral or visual fashion.
Minimum Qualifications: Education/Licensure/Specialized Training: Graduation from a CAHEP accredited Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer program. Two (2) years of hospital experience. Current Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) through ARDMS or CCI. Certified and current in Basic Life Support (CPR) through the American Heart Association.Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program. Other certificates as required by unit/service.
Equipment Operated: Various ultrasound and cardiology related machines.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal: Heavy Public Contact
Work Schedule: Flexible
Internal Number: 148554
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.