Performs echo-cardiograms according to physician's orders and established practices and procedures. Confers with cardiologist to establish requirements for non-standard examinations and determines technical factors to satisfy requirements. Evaluates nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges patient priorities to accommodate them. Advises cardiologists of results of examination and provides preliminary diagnostic evaluation. Notifies cardiologist of significant scans necessitating immediate attention to patient.
A.D., or higher, in Respiratory Therapy, Cardiopulmonary Science, or other related field
Minimum of 2 years hands-on training and has attended at least one formal training seminar (i.e. Owen Brown) for echocardiogaphy.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.