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Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer - Houston, TX

$67,000 – $106,000 yearly

CareNow Medical Staffing

Last Updated: 2/16/24

Job Description

Job Description
FT Days (M-F 7:30am-4pm)
PT Days 3 days per week variable schedule 8-10hr shifts
*Some call required

As a Cardiac Sonographer with a Heart Center, you will collaborate with pediatric critical care medicine physicians and hospitalists, providing twenty-four hour, in-house and on call coverage to ensure that patients with intensive care needs receive the best care possible.

By utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and services, the Children’s Heart Institute strives to offer patients with the most complex problems the greatest opportunity for a normal life. We offer innovative treatment methods and specialized services with ongoing cardiac training and mentorship for our sonographer team.

Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and one of the busiest trauma centers in the country. Specialized and equipped to care for even the most severe cases.

Named one of the top 50 best children's hospitals nationally in Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
Earned three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in congenital heart surgery. The three-star rating denotes the highest category of quality.
Four Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeons supported by a pediatric VAD and ECMO team
UNOS certification for heart transplants
Magnet Designated Facility
Scanning some of the most complex hearts and those fresh from open heart surgery as well using a plethora of machines, i.e. Philips IE 33 and GE
You will scan not only in-house patients (i.e. NICU, PICU) but also in the CVOR, Pedi Cath Labs and travel to 7 outpatient clinics in the city where you will work closely with the cardiologist in those spaces.

Minimum Qualifications

-Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Cardiac Sonography Technology, Radiologic Technology, or Sonography Technology, preferred
Certified in Basic or Advanced Life Support, required
One (1) 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.

Principal 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 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.

Company Details

Fresno, California, United States
CareNow Medical Staffing, founded in California, is a full-service agency committed to providing career opportunities in all medical staffing positions. We staff permanent placement, contract and PRN jobs. At CareNow, we understand how important the quality of care is for medical providers, the employer, and most importantly the patient. CareNow uses a rigorous vetting process to make sure we are...