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Lead Cardiac Sonographer

Company: Catholic Medical Center
Location: Manchester
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

*Catholic Medical Center seeking a Lead Cardiac Sonographer!**Are you a experienced Cardiac Sonographer looking will leadership skills?**\*$15k Sign-On Bonus!\***QUALIFICATIONS: *Education:* Associates Degree required; Bachelor of Science Degree preferred.Experience:* Preferred 5-7 years' clinical experience in adult cardiac sonography.Licensure/Certification:* Registered in Adult Cardiac Sonography by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).* Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS) preferred* Basic Life Support (CPR and AED) certification required.* Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification preferred.* Current driver's license required due to travel required to satellite offices 20%.* Currently registered with New Hampshire Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy.*POSITION SUMMARY: *The lead cardiac sonographer serves as the liaison between management, staff and physicians for routine matters. In collaboration with the Clinical Manager, is responsible for overseeing the functioning of the echocardiography department. Provide an advanced level of quality echocardiography services and support to both sonographers and physicians.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Non-Invasive Cardiology and within established departmental policies and procedures and all applicable laws, the incumbent performs the following functions:1. Performs a range of standard to complex echocardiograms including but not limited to TTE, Stress and Dobutamine Stress Echocardiograms, TTE with bubbles, TTE with imaging enhancement agents, advanced TTE with strain/3D imaging, TEE with 3D imaging, advanced TEE skills with structural heart procedures (TAVR, Watchman, Mitra Clip, PFO/ASD closure).2. Promotes a positive work environment and leads the lab to be a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results.3. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner.4. Oversees Quality Assurance testing in compliance with lab accreditation and daily operations.5. Precepts and mentors both new hires and staffed sonographers, helping to expand their knowledge and clinical competence in cardiac ultrasound exams, operations and processes.6. Serves as liaison between team members, management and physicians, resolving routine matters for the shift/modality.7. Provides education, training and support to sonographers in the utilization of new equipment features/benefits and scanning techniques.8. In the absence of the Clinical Manager, the Lead Sonographer will assume the supervisory role and make decisions that will impact patient care and departmental operations to insure continuity of patient care.9. Maintain laboratory staff competencies and evaluate staff performance for quality assurance.10. Assist with the professional development of sonographers by fostering a positive and constructive teaching environment. Provides performance feedback directly with the staff member, fostering a positive work environment, and a culture of continuous learning and quality improvement.11. Assists in generating and maintaining a staffing schedule that is impartial and effective.12. Support the interpreting physician by contributing technical impressions and professional knowledge to facilitate the completion of the final diagnostic report.13. Provide assistance and support to both physicians and contracted satellite offices.14. Provide feedback to management on team member performance and conduct.15. Provide general supervision and evaluation of the sonographer staff.16. Ensure staff compliance with clinical and operational protocols, policies, and procedures.17. Provide input for the performance assessment of staff sonographers.18. Assist the clinical manager with the orientation and training of new staff.19. Assist with the direction and guidance for departmental workflow.20. Assists department manager with the budget process. Makes recommendations regarding acquisition and implementation of new equipment, and upgrades of current equipment.21. Works collaboratively with the department manager in the planning and implementing of operations and performance improvement initiatives for the laboratory.22. Assists in trouble shooting operational issues that may arise, following the proper chain of command to resolve issues/concerns. Recommending and/or working with the leadership team to help implement resolutions and implement long term improvements.23. Addresses patient and staff safety concerns promptly with the department manager.24. Assist in the annual performance evaluation process of cardiac sonographers by providing assessments/evaluations of the technical expertise of the individual sonographer.25. Works with the department manager to help assist in maintaining and applying for the laboratory re-accreditation per ICAEL standards.26. Perform quality control procedures to ensure that the ultrasound equipment operates at optimal levels.27. Provide oversight for the staff continuing education program to ensure that professional knowledge, expertise, and skills are maintained.28. Demonstrates clinical expertise in echocardiography, remaining current in echocardiography technology.29. Assist in developing and evaluating new technical procedures and products. Communicating the implementation of these to the sonographers.30. Assist the department manager to ensure that staff professional education requirements are met and maintained, including applicable licensure, certification, and/or accreditation standards.31. Assist with planning/competency paperwork for new staff orientation and training.32. Assist with developing new approaches for patient care services.33. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasksKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESIndividuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job:1. Ability to deliver patient care in a manner that is appropriate to the demographics and/ or specific needs of the patient population served by the hospital.2. Demonstrates proficiency in assessing, responding and adapting treatment of care to meet the needs of the patient population served by the hospital.3. Physical requirements include the ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Ability to pick, pinch, type or otherwise work primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand. Ability to move objects from a higher to a lower position or move objects horizontally from position to position. Ability to use upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. Ability to use upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects, including the human body, in a sustained motion. Ability to stand for extended time periods.4. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken and written word. Essential functions include activities in which incumbent must convey detailed and important information, spoken and/or written instructions to patients, physicians, treatment providers and other employees accurately and/or loudly.5. Ability to exert up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Strength Factor: M-Medium Work.6. Visual acuity sufficient for work which deals largely with visual inspection involving small anatomic or physiologic details as well as the whole patient, and sufficient for preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcription, computer terminal operation, extensive reading.7. Ability to proceed alone following standard practices for routine procedures, referring questions or problems to supervisor.8. Ability to organize and prioritize patient needs. Ability to demonstrate courtesy, compassion and respect in relating to patients, families, visitors, physicians, and coworkers.9. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and make fine discrimination in sound.10. Ability to organize time and prioritize patient and physician needs to best benefit patient, physician and department.11. Ability to utilize in-depth knowledge of 2-D, M-mode, pulsed wave Doppler, continuous wave Doppler, color flow mapping, trans esophageal, epicardial, epiaortic, and stress echocardiography. Ability to learn and utilize 3D technology appropriately in the clinical setting.12. Ability to perform repetitive or routine duties working from detailed instructions and under standard procedures. Requires the making of minor decisions and ability to proceed alone following standard practices for routine procedures. Questions or problems are referred to manger.13. Demonstrates knowledge of test standards to provide quality tests on assigned equipment.14. Ability to wear protective clothing such as mask, gloves, gowns, head cover, lead apron, safety glasses and/or safety shoes.15. Ability to accept constructive feedback and initiate appropriate actions to correct situations.16. Must possess knowledge of human cardiac anatomy, physiology and acquired heart disease. Knowledge of congenital heart disease required.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:* 401(k)* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Employee discount* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Referral program* Tuition reimbursement* Vision insuranceSchedule:* Day shiftSupplemental Pay:* Signing bonusApplication Question(s):* Have you ever applied to Catholic Medical Center?* Have you ever worked for Catholic Medical Center?* What is the pay rate you are targeting?Education:* Associate (Preferred)Experience:* Cardiovascular Technicians & Technologists: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:* BLS Certification (Preferred)* Registered in Adult Cardiac Sonography (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Catholic Medical Center, Manchester , Lead Cardiac Sonographer, Healthcare , Manchester, New Hampshire

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