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Echocardiographer Lead - ProTech

Company: Skagit Valley Hospital
Location: Mount Vernon
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary The Echocardiographer Lead is responsible to the Department Director or Manager. They are to be clinically competent, deliver care to patients utilizing the department and organization policy and procedure. Motivates and leads others to promote a healthy positive work environment. Effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and other health team members while maintaining standards of ASRT and ARDMS. Essential Functions Assign, monitor and review progress and accuracy of work and provides technical guidanceReview and evaluate images to determine if they are satisfactory for diagnostic purposesWorks to identify and solve operational problems, reduce costs, improve efficiency and continually improve overall operation of the department. Assists with planning routine and on-call technologist schedules for staff including weekdays, weekends and holiday rotation in collaboration with Manager or Director. Submits monthly on-call schedule to paging department.Reviews, edits, corrects and validates EHR and PACS to ensure accurate patient procedure image labeling, supplies and charges for patient procedures on a daily basisAssists with planning to modify policies, procedures, staffing and expenses as required by new administrative strategies, CMS, DOH and DNV regulations and conditions of coverage or as reimbursement changes dictate.Collaborates with the Manager and Medical Directors in planning, guiding, and evaluating technical staff's clinical skills and competency.Serves as a role model to all personnel by demonstrating a high level of expertise with systems, including trouble-shooting skills, effective interactions with patients & staff, leadership ability and professional behavior.Oversees and actively participates in annual and monthly competencies.Able to identify adverse events or unanticipated outcomes using critical thinking skills and notifies the medical staff including management, nurses and physicians appropriately.Ability to effectively motivate and lead others to promote a healthy positive work environment. Assign daily staffing schedule, coordinate coverage for sick calls and absences.Keep management apprised of patient complaints, staff issues.Performs direct patient care, utilizing established policies, procedures and standards. Administers contrast and IV's according to policy and procedure. Accurately executes provider orders according to policies and procedures.Performs indirect patient care, utilizing established procedures, policies, and standards. Communicates pertinent information to the appropriate persons in a timely manner. Performs accurate and timely documentation according to SVH guidelines. Assists Cardiologist in performing surgical procedures.Adhere to ASRT and ARDMS standards of practice.Able to work independently and unsupervised and be available for regular emergency standby coverage off-hours and on weekends.Availability to work at multiple locations.Maintains a clean, neat, and safe environment for patients and staff according to policies and procedures. Ensures that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized and efficient manner. Demonstrates correct and safe techniques in the use of equipment according to specific product information. Follows appropriate procedures for obtaining and returning or cleaning/disposing of equipment and supplies. Participates in economical utilization of supplies and ensures that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner.Adheres to Diagnostic Imaging policies. Does not incur excessive overtime. Complies with specific SVH policies and procedures concerning safety.PATIENT SATISFACTION - Assists patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respects their confidentiality and privacy and communicates with them in a courteous and respectful manner. Answers and refers telephone calls or other inquires to ensure accurate and timely communications are facilitated. Identifies him/herself in a pleasant and positive manner. Takes responsibility for helping the caller and/or visitor.TEAMWORK - Assists in the orientation/training of new Team Members. Consistently works in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members. Assists other Team Members in the performance of their assignments. Seeks out opportunities to help rather than waiting to be asked. Considers the impact of his/her actions on Team Members throughout SVH.Recognizes the need for variations in staffing and volunteers to fill open shifts, whenever possible. Takes direction and initiates actions (cross/additional training) that will allow the assumption of cross-functional duties to ensure seamless patient care. Demonstrates flexibility to perform duties wherever volume deems it necessary within SVH.PROBLEM SOLVING- Demonstrates sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns. Investigates and follows through on unusual orders or requests for service or information. Follows proper reporting procedures for actual or potential accidents and/or incidents so follow-up and/or prevention can occur. Records/reports the need for service maintenance or repair of equipment and removes any faulty equipment from service.PRODUCTIVITY/EFFICIENCY - Consistently demonstrates the ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary. Minimizes non-productive time and fills slow periods with activities that will enable you to prepare to meet the future needs of SVH (education, organizing, housekeeping, assisting others). Organizes job functions and work area to be able to effectively complete varied assignments within established time frames. Consistently demonstrates the ability to take the initiative to make decisions/choices without direct supervision.PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - Attends required annual in-service programs. Participates in continuing education activities and obtains required hours. Meets 100% attendance requirement to annual mandatory skill updates. Attends a minimum of 75% of scheduled staff meetings and reads and signs all minutes of meetings not attended.ADHERENCE TO SVH AND DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES - Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them from appropriate sources. Ensures that SVH is operated in an efficient and cost effective manner by adhering to SVH and departmental attendance policies as documented on the Employee Attendance Record. Demonstrates adherence and support of SVH-Wide Service Standards and SVH/Department Safe Practices Standards.Performs other duties as assigned by Manager or Designee. Education High School diploma or GED required. Successful completion of an accredited Diagnostic Ultrasound program required.Skagit Valley Hospital is a DNV certified Primary Stroke Center. Required to complete 1 hour of stroke education annually. Experience/Training Minimum two (2) year experience performing echocardiography exams preferred. License/Certification Current American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) certification, American Registry of Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers (ARDCS) certification or be registry eligible. Current American Heart Association (AHA) healthcare provider BLS certification required. Other Qualifications Demonstrates ability and appropriate technical skills when administering treatments and procedures in accordance with physician's orders and policies and procedures. Demonstrates ability and appropriate technical skills when administering treatments and procedures in accordance with physician's orders and policies and procedures. Demonstrates necessary skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to SVH and unit specific policies and procedures. Demonstrates ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise, and professional manner. Provides personal patient care to provide comfort and well-being to the patient, acknowledging physiological and psychological needs. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required.

Keywords: Skagit Valley Hospital, Mount Vernon , Echocardiographer Lead - ProTech, Other , Mount Vernon, New York

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