Part - time Medical Sonographer I/II/III - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Houston, TX

Part - time Medical Sonographer I/II/III - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230003GI

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are hiring immediately for a part-time Vascular Sonographer to join the UTHealth McGovern Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. We are located at 1941 East Rd Suite 2100, Houston, TX 77054. An ideal candidate will have prior experience as a Sonographer with vascular sonography for research purposes.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Operates ultrasound equipment and performs a variety of technical procedures to produce images for patient diagnosis.

The Medical Sonographer is to support research with vascular assessments in research involving patients with mental illness and healthy participants. Looking for a part-time (4 to 8 hours weekly for the current research project need) sonographer who can complete a variety of routine to advanced non-invasive vascular sonograms, focusing on flow-mediated dilation assessment. Hours can be increased for assisting other related research projects if desired. Provide direct assistance to investigators and research physicians. Attentive to research participant needs and adheres to sonography standards and guidelines. The ideal candidate would be a practicing Vascular Sonographer who is interested in helping with cardiovascular health research on a part-time basis.

  • Performs non-invasive vascular sonograms. Follows imaging and sonography safety standards and conducts all imaging procedures accordingly.

  • Ensures all imaging equipment has had QC performed as required and is in safe working order prior to use.

  • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through ongoing skills and competency assessments

  • Ability to work independently; capable of handling challenging / difficult research procedures and research participant care situations; demonstrates sound judgment and executes above average clinical skills

  • Possesses basic computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems and Office software to maintain research and exam documents

  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all research participants, visitors, physicians and co-workers

  • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving

  • Ability to effectively communicate with research participants, patients, physicians, and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related research job duties as assigned. UTHealth reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Assists in the operation of ultrasound equipment and records results. Adjusts parameters on equipment, and reviews calibrations to assure that scans are reproducible under similar conditions.

  2. Assists with research activities.

  3. Performs basic maintenance on equipment to assure proper working conditions.

  4. May participate in diagnosis process to access maternal and fetal well-being.

  5. Assists with research activities by collecting data and participating in research projects.

  6. Demonstrates the use of ultrasound equipment and techniques to assist with the education of students, nurses, residents, patients, and physicians.

  7. Attend continuing education seminars to stay abreast of technological advances in ultrasound and antenatal testing.

  8. Must be able to respond to emergency situations.

  9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or become registered within one year of employment.

Experience with FMD (Flow-Mediated Dilation) assessment preferred.

Experience working in academic research projects preferred.

Minimum Education:

Graduate of an AMA-approved school of Radiologic Technology or its equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

None.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently and/or up to 20 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.