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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.

KEY FUNCTIONS

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

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred: Associates degree;Technical school

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

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).

Preferred: None

EXPERIENCE

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Deadlines

Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue

Hazardous Chemicals and Materials

On Call

Operating Equipment

Patient Contact

Physical Proximity

Wearing Protective Equipment

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Frequency

Weight

Arm/Hand Steadiness

Balancing

Carrying

Eye/Hand Coordination

Fine finger movement

Handling

Keyboarding

Lifting

Pushing/Pulling

Reaching

Sitting

Standing

Visual Acuity

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Seldom 3-10%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

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5-10 lbs

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5-10 lbs

50+ lbs

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It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • 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

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