||GENERAL DESCRIPTION/MISSION STATEMENT:The Lead Ultrasound/Echocardiography Technologist assumes the responsibility of overseeing the day to day operations of the Ultrasound and Echocardiography Departments. This position includes patient care, tech orientation, education and training, clerical responsibilities and staff oversite. The Lead coordinates and is responsible for all continuous quality improvement functions and State of Maine rules and regulations as required by the operating license.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:1. Works with the Imaging Manager to establish performance standards for both echo and ultrasound employees including the areas of technical skills, professional behavior, safety, communication and management.2. Facilitates communication between departments.3. Acts as a patient advocate in all aspects of echo and ultrasound.4. Maintains all necessary records and files, in conjunction with staff. 5. Coordinates the work of various staff including patient, staff and physician relations.6. Maintains established and clearly communicated job-specific expectations of the people he/she supervises.7. Responds to employee and patient complaints and concerns and serves as a catalyst in follow-up.8. Intervenes to engage staff in solving problems that interfere with the daily operations.9. Ability to prioritize pts/situations.9. Performs examinations.10. Performs and/or supervises equipment testing.11. Participates in equipment purchases.12. Maintains and exhibits a current knowledge of echocardiography and ultrasound services technology and participates in continuing education.13. Leads by example.LICENSE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:1. Current registration by the Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and/or ASE accreditation 2. Successful completion of an ultrasound or cardiovascular technology program which must be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health/Education Programs (CAAHEP) . Or, completion of a full time (35 hours/week) clinical echocardiography experience performing echocardiograms plus one of the following:3. De-escalation and workplace violence training will be completed at hire prior to release from orientation. AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS:Eight to ten hours per day on a rotating schedule with periodic overtime. Shares call hours with other technologists. Call hours cover weekends, evenings, nights and holidays.INTERPERSONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:Respect for fellow employees and supervisors; integrity and ethical behavior; service quality aimed at customers, physicians, and patients; and excellence in achieving higher performance standards. Willingness to compromise and to work co-operatively is essential.PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:1. Standing 8 or more hours/day2. Sitting 1 - 3 hours/day3. Walking 8 or more hours/day4. Lifting 10 - 25 lbs with good body mechanics5. Twisting, moderate, 130 - 480 twists/day6. Bending, moderate, 130 - 480 bends/day7. Squatting/kneeling 1 - 3 hours/day need not be continuous8. Endurance, moderate energy requirements9. Wrist position, moderate deviation10. Pinching, moderate, 130 - 480 pinches/day11. Hand/wrist repetitions, moderate, 1000 - 2880/day12. Manual dexterity is frequent with fine motor skills required13. Both handedness up to 100% of the job cycle14. Near and far vision requires 20/2015. Visual color discrimination requires both red/green and blue/violet discrimination16. Visual depth perception, accurate17. Hearing requires hearing whispered voice at 20 feet18. Infections, minimal exposure19. Speech, frequent, clear speaking ability required
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