Job Title: ECHO Sonographer III - Main Campus Job ID: 128322 Location: Medical Center, Houston, TX Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
Texas Children's Hospital is an internationally recognized full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. One of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States, Texas Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.
Texas Children's is nationally ranked in the top five among children's hospitals by both Child magazine and U.S. News World Report. The hospital has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthrough developments in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, asthma, HIV, premature babies, and cardiogenic and attention-related disorders.
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Perform high quality and complex echocardiographic exams and independently perform TEE studies on patients ranging in age from neonates to adults.
Perform echocardiographic exams and collaborate with others to make diagnoses of complex congenital and acquired pediatric heart abnormalities; recognize and identify complex anatomy and physiology, diagnosing dextrocardia, heterotaxy syndrome, etc.; perform TEE studies, probe manipulation encouraged and understand complex cardiac lesions from a TEE perspective; perform complex quantification analysis and instruct lower level sonographers and pediatric fellows in this analysis; perform clinical research. Assist and participate with technical echocardiographic training of technologists, pediatric fellows and visitors; participate in senior fellows' instruction; participate and postulate teaching ideas or new trends in teaching for faster learning. Responsible for daily operational maintenance of the echo lab supplies and equipment. Participate in management/administrative duties.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of echocardiographic procedures and exams required with the ability to expertly operate the ultrasound equipment with specialized cardiology software, TEE operations and a desktop computer.
Education, Licensure and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a biological science required with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology preferred. Three (3) years experience as an echosonographer in a pediatric environment required, with at least one (1) year of experience at TCH. RDCS certification with ARDMS or RCS certification with CCI required.