This subspecialty position is responsible for performing standard and complex congenital echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, and assists physicians with transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE's). The patient population ranges from newborn to young adults. The echo sonographers must be skilled in working with pediatric patients with a wide variety of complex medical and psychosocial conditions. Must have patience and compassion to work with patients who may be ill or frightened. Must be technology-minded, detail-oriented and able to follow precise directions. Depending on department need may be asked to perform 12 and 15 lead ECG's, holter monitor hookup, cardiac event monitor hookup, and cardiac exercise treadmill testing.
High school graduate or equivalent is required
0-5 years of recent experience in performing pediatric cardiac echo's is required
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.