Echocardiogram Technician - Cardiology Non Invasive
Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
CHRISTUS Childrens Hospital of San Antonio
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The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, established in 1959, was the first children’s hospital in South-Central Texas. Located downtown, this 190-plus-bed hospital serves more than 70,000 children annually from San Antonio, South Texas and around the world. The hospital (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) is the only academic children’s hospital in San Antonio. Our highly specialized services meet the unique medical needs of children, from Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care to Children’s Emergency Services, the latest treatments for deformities of the spine including titanium rib implants and halo traction, a Heart Center, a specialized asthma program, a highly regarded Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and growing maternal services to include consultation, delivery, and maternal fetal medicine.
This subspecialty position is responsible for performing standard and complex congenital echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, and assists physicians with transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE’s). The patient population ranges from newborn to young adults. The echo sonographers must be skilled in working with pediatric patients with a wide variety of complex medical and psychosocial conditions. Must have patience and compassion to work with patients who may be ill or frightened. Must be technology-minded, detail-oriented and able to follow precise directions. Depending on department need may be asked to perform 12 and 15 lead ECG’s, Holter monitor hookup, cardiac event monitor hookup, and cardiac exercise treadmill testing.
· High School Graduate or equivalent is required.
· Basic Computer Knowledge Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
· 0-5 years of recent experience in performing cardiac echo’s is required.
· BLS is required.