Lead Ultrasound/Echocardiography Technologist

Job Number 59975
Posted 1/7/2019
Account Northern Light AR Gould Hospital
Department Rad - Diagnostic ARG
Location |ME| AR Gould Hospital, ME 04769
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day/Evening
Hours Variable
Job Details 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/day

2. Sitting 1 - 3 hours/day

3. Walking 8 or more hours/day

4. Lifting 10 - 25 lbs with good body mechanics

5. Twisting, moderate, 130 - 480 twists/day

6. Bending, moderate, 130 - 480 bends/day

7. Squatting/kneeling 1 - 3 hours/day need not be continuous

8. Endurance, moderate energy requirements

9. Wrist position, moderate deviation

10. Pinching, moderate, 130 - 480 pinches/day

11. Hand/wrist repetitions, moderate, 1000 - 2880/day

12. Manual dexterity is frequent with fine motor skills required

13. Both handedness up to 100% of the job cycle

14. Near and far vision requires 20/20

15. Visual color discrimination requires both red/green and blue/violet discrimination

16. Visual depth perception, accurate

17. Hearing requires hearing whispered voice at 20 feet

18. Infections, minimal exposure

19. Speech, frequent, clear speaking ability required

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.