The Pediatric/Neonatal Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (PDCS) is proficient in providing high quality cardiac ultrasound images of the heart and great vessels, assessment of myocardial function, recording of hemodynamic measurements, and visualization of blood flow using 2D, M-mode, color-flow and spectral Doppler. Ultrasound procedures include: transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography ultrasound on neonatal and pediatric patients. These responsibilities will take place in various locations such as Level II, Level III NICU, and Newborn Follow up Clinic. The PDCS functions as a preceptor to staff and students and assists with patient scheduling and procedures to ensure efficient workflow.
Education High School Diploma or GED
Licenses & Certifications
Reg Diag Cardiac Sonographer (OR) Reg Cardiac Sonographer through ARDMS or CCI, with second registry in Pediatric Echocardiography, AND Cert Cardiographic Tech
3 Years of Hospital or Clinic experience 1 Year of Pediatric/Neonatal echo experience
6 Months of Operational experience related to patient scheduling and flow is preferred
Communication Skills Above average verbal communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Proficiencies - N/A
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities - N/A
Work Schedule - Holidays, On-Call
Reports to Position - Director
Employees Supervised - No Supervisory Responsibilities
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.
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