MD Anderson Cancer Center Cardiac Ultrasound Tech - Cardiology Laboratory in Houston, Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center has a Cardiac Ultrasound Tech opportunity in its Cardiology Laboratory department. The ideal candidate will have at least a high school diploma or equivalent and two years of experience performing echocardiography testing. Candidates with pediatric experience performing pedi echocardiography testing is a preferred.
Performs all modalities of echocardiography and vascular imaging Cardiac - Performs all modalities of echocardiography, including assessment: 2D, M-Mode, Color flow, and continuous wave doppler, Stress echocardiography, Pharmacological stress echocardiography, Transesophageal echocardiograms. Must be able to analyze the patient's clinical history, identify the purpose of the examination, and expand the examination as necessary to answer the clinical questions.
Vascular - Performs carotid ultrasound examinations including hemodynamic assessment and lower arterial ultrasound examinations.
Performs quantitative analysis of Echocardiographic and vascular studies Cardiac - Performs quantitative analysis of Echocardiographic studies, including systolic function (ejection fraction and wall motion analysis), diastolic function, pulmonary pressure, hemodynamic assessment, assessment of valvular abnormalities, changes in gradients, and critical values.
Vascular - Identifies flow disturbances and makes measurements of velocities, quantifies lumen size and the extent of vessel stenosis.
Equipment maintenance Prepares equipment for procedures to be performed. Cleans and disinfects equipment following patient use. Maintains equipment cleaning logs.
Quality assurance Participates in the collection and documentation of quality assurance information. Reports critical values immediately once identified.
Perform high-level disinfection off TEE probes Participates in the disinfection of TEE probes according to vendor recommendations.
Other duties as assigned
Required: High school diploma or equivalent
Preferred: Associates degree;Technical school
Required: 1) Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 2) Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) through American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) -or- Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
Required: Two years of experience in performing echocardiography testing. With preferred degree, no experience required.
Preferred: Performing pediatric echocardiography testing; pedi experience.
Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Wearing Protective Equipment
Fine finger movement
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Requisition ID: 155896
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
Work Week: Varied
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 71,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 89,000
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 107,000
FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay
Fund Type: Hard
Work Location: Onsite
Pivotal Position: Yes
Referral Bonus Available?: Yes
Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes
Science Jobs: No