The Cardiovascular Sonographer will perform diagnostic cardiovascular ultrasound studies and provides written technical impressions to assist cardiologists with interpretations.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Two year allied health education program that is patient care related or Certification from a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Program.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association. Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) Certification; or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) Certification required, or Registered Vascular Tech (RVT) or Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS). Dual registry in cardiac and vascular highly preferred.
SKILLS: Must possess strong organizational, time management, detail and communication skills; the ability to prioritize projects and work in a fast paced, frequently crisis driven environment. Basic computer skills required, including Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, and typing. Must be able to provide complicated information in a clear and concise manner to those not familiar with the information being provided. Bilingual in Spanish or local Native languages a plus. Ability to work collaboratively with others from a variety of disciplines. Data collection, problem solving, and decision making skills required.
EXPERIENCE: Two years experience performing 2D, stress, and dobutamine stress echocardiograms.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Office Manager
-Bloodborne pathogen: - C
May be exposed to physical injury, infectious diseases and airborne and blood borne pathogens. Requires knowledge of safety standards to limit exposure to infectious diseases.
On a regular basis: Sitting, fingering or manual dexterity as in the use of computer; filing and sorting documents; repetitive finger motion as in typing or computer use; converse with public using the spoken and written word, to hear and see those for which there is interaction; work with documents formatted using small print and complicated grids.
On a frequent basis: Distance and peripheral vision.
On an occasional basis: Ability to walk and stand; lift or exert force up to 10 pounds, reach or stretch; crouch and stoop; depth perception, and exposure to loud noise levels.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, theref...ore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.