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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.
Responsible for performing sedated and non-sedated echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, provide TEE support to physicians, and conduct pre and postoperative TTE on normal and congenital hearts. The patient population ranges from neonate to adult. Must:
•Be skilled and have the ability to work with pediatric patients with a wide variety of complex medical and psychosocial conditions.
•Have excellent communication skills and work effectively as part of a team in a dynamic and fast paced care environment.
•Be technology minded, detail oriented and be able to follow precise directions.
•Be able to perform high quality scans on neonatal patients who can weigh less than one-pound with many complex medical issues. Depending on department needs, may be asked to perform 12 and 15 lead ECG and Holter monitor hook ups.
This position requires participation in the afterhours and weekend call schedule.
• High School Graduate or equivalent is required.
•Graduation from an accredited school of ultrasound technology or a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Science.
•Ability to learn ultrasound equipment with specialized cardiology software and operate at a basic level the following equipment: blood pressure monitor, and pulse oximeter, and desk top computer.
•BLS is required.
• 0-3 years of recent experience in performing adult or pediatric cardiac echocardiograms is required.
•Knowledge of congenital anomalies (not required for adult echo tech) is required of all Pedi echo techs, as the associate is required to move from basic to complex knowledge of complex CONGENITAL heart defects.
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