Echo Technician Accreditation Specialist in Live Oak, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital Northeast

Echo Technician Accreditation Specialist

Live Oak, TX, United States
Full-time  Days (Rotating Weekends) 
Category: Imaging • Job ID: 2023652
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Are you passionate about the patient experience? At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as an Echo Technician today with Methodist Hospital Northeast.


Methodist Hospital Northeast, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Come join our team as an Echo Technician. We care for our community! Just last year, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues donated $13.8 million dollars to charitable organizations. Apply Today!

Job Summary and Qualifications

Under the direction of the Non-Invasive Cardiology/Neurodiagnostic Services Director, the Cardiac Ultrasound Technologist/Accreditation Specialist plans, directs, and supervises all aspects of on-going cardiac echo and vascular imaging training for current staff members, future staff members, and students. This individual will also coordinate all aspects of lab accreditation for both cardiac ultrasound and vascular imaging. Candidate will also staff as needed to perform routine patient exams at a high technical level to include Echocardiograms, Carotids, TEEs, and Tilt Tables for adult patients.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Demonstrates technical proficiency for adult echocardiograms, TEEs, HUTTs and Carotid imaging.
  2. Develops and maintains all ongoing documentation to support and implement departmental accreditation for both the Cardiac Ultrasound and Vascular Labs.
  3. Candidate will staff for routine patient care at the direction of the Director.
  4. Trains all staff and students to perform at high level of competency. Must demonstrate an aptitude to teach, guide, and direct trainees and staff.
  5. Maintaining all patient reports. This includes but is not limited to the following: pulling all previous reports/images, presenting images to the correct reading physician, notifying reading physicians of requests, and entering proper patient charges into Meditech.
  6. Keeps abreast of all the technological advances in the fields of echocardiography and vascular imaging.

Additional Job Functions:

  1. Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare System and demonstrates excellent customer service at all times.
  2. Understands and is committed to helping the Methodist Healthcare System and its associated facilities achieve its goals.
  3. Must learn and comply with System and facility safety policies and rules; must use appropriate safety equipment and procedures at all times; must immediately report all unsafe conditions to supervisors; must be familiar with all safety features of equipment, tools or materials encompassed by job duties; and must check with supervisors (prior to job performance) if there is a question as to the safe procedure to be used for any job function.
  4. Adheres to the MHS Code of Conduct and demonstrates ethical behavior as expected by our patients, colleagues and the community. Understands the personal obligation to report any activity that appears to violate applicable laws, rules regulations or the Code of Conduct itself.
  5. Completes other duties as assigned.

Job Dimensions:

Care Management

Having the knowledge and skills to secure relevant patient care data and identify key patient issues; understanding relationships between assessment, interventions, and patient responses; skilled in documentation assessments and adjusting physical and cognitive prescriptions as needed.

Decision Making

Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.


Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Technical / Professional Knowledge

Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.

Work Standards

Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Contributing to Team Success

Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals

Building Trust

Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.

Completes competencies as defined by department/unit and/or clinical specialty area

Minimum Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree related in a healthcare field from a university. However, may substitute 10 years clinical experience in lieu of bachelor’s degree.
  2. Minimum of 5 years experience in a hospital setting directly working in the field of cardiac ultrasound/vascular imaging. One year’s experience must have included a responsible role for the teaching/training of students and/or new orientees.
  3. Candidate must have completed coursework from an accredited echo-training program.
  4. Courses in Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology are required.
  5. Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office required.

Minimum License and Certificates Required:

  1. Candidate must possess a registry in adult echocardiography (RCDS). Preference will be given to candidates with two or more registries to also include pediatric echocardiography or vascular imaging.
  2. CPR Certificate.

Methodist Hospital Northeast is a 232 bed, full service hospital. We are home to the Joint Replacement Academy. We offer the latest treatment options for knee and hip pain. We house an impressive neurosurgical program. This program offers services from elective spine surgeries to advanced and comprehensive brain and spine care.

We are recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Certified Primary Stroke Center. We handle patients with urgency. We are acknowledged by the American College of Cardiology as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCIa. All complaints are handled crucially. We are identified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for having a Pathway to Excellence Program. We dedicate resources to our employees. We have received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award. This is awarded for implementing specific quality improvements. These measures were outlined by the American Heart Association. The improvements impact the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This was outlined by the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. We have been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A.

"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Echo Technician opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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