Cardiac Sonographer

Memorial Hermann Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Job Summary

This position performs echocardiograms to evaluate different aspects of the heart for use by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of patients

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Cardiac Sonography Technology, Radiologic Technology, or Sonography Technology.

License/Certification:

Certified in Basic or Advanced Life Support, required

One of the following required:

  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International; or

  • Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS) by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International; or

  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)

Experience/ Knowledge/

Skills:
  • Ability to lift and/or maneuver patients in conjunction with others in order to perform job functions.

  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of "we advance health" through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Performs echocardiogram tests on patients: Prepares patients for the test, explains test, positions patients for the test, selects appropriate imaging techniques, and ensures technical quality of the images.

  • Enters and monitors patient data

  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills and escalates issues appropriately.

  • Performs quality assurance on the equipment. May assist with initial and renewal application for ACR and other accreditation

  • Identifies and reports any accidents, complaints or equipment malfunction to the Supervisor/Manager

  • Participates in performance improvement activities established by the department.

  • Takes emergency call within the department.

  • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.

  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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