Performs diagnostic echocardiograms on adults and pediatric patients.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent. Two year allied health education program that is patient care related. Allied health occupations include but are not limited to: diagnostic medical sonographer, radiologic technologist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and/or registered nurse preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: A.R.D.M.S./CCI registered or registry eligible or comparable national accreditation required. BLS certification issued through American Heart Association within six months of hire.
SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively, demonstrates strong organizational skills. Ability to work collaboratively with others from a variety of disciplines. Ability to work at a rapid pace under stressful conditions. Manual dexterity to perform echocardiograms.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of actively doing echocardiograms preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director of Cardiovascular Services
- 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Lifting patients, pushing heavy equipment, beds, and carts.
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.
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