The Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer II (DCS II) 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. The DCS II performs Stress Echocardiograms, Dobutamine Stress Echo, and assists with Transesophageal Echocardiograms. The DCS II retrieves, communicates and presents information in a written, oral or visual fashion. The DCS II functions as a preceptor to staff and students and assists daily with patient scheduling and procedures to ensure efficient workflow.
Education and Experience: Graduation from a CAHEP accredited Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer program and three (3) years hospital experience.
Licensure/Certification: Current Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Registered Cardiac Specialist (RCS) through ARDMS or CCI, with second registry, either Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) or Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) and / or Certified Cardiographic Technologist is required. Certified in Basic Life Support.
Management Experience: Operational experience related to patient scheduling and flow is preferred.
Equipment Operated: Various ultrasound and cardiology related machines.
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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