This position operates sonography equipment used to produce quality diagnostic echocardiography to ensure optimal patient care.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
*Has developed proficiency in a wide range of technical processes or procedures through job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience
*Understands the roles of all immediate team members and has a good understanding of how own team integrates with others
*Regularly provides guidance and support to more junior team members on challenging technical problems; helps them balance their workload and apply their technical skills
*Provides solutions to problems in situations that are atypical or occur infrequently based on defined procedures and existing precedents
*Impacts the quality, timeliness and effectiveness of the team
*Works within defined processes but may develop an appropriate approach for new assignments
*Explains complex technical information in situations that may be challenging with respect to controversial subject matter or characteristics of the audience
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Performs inpatient and outpatient diagnostic cardiac sonograms in accordance with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) guidelines for digital image acquisition.
*Responsible for performing, archiving and preliminary reporting of all pediatric cardiac ultrasound imaging.
*Performs complete studies on new patients per the ASE for congenital heart patients; downloads studies and provides preliminary reports per guidelines.
*Participates fully in call schedule including satellite areas.
*Assists in research studies, when appropriate.
*Preceptor for students and fellows.
Minimum 2 - 4 years of job related experience required.
Research experience preferred.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience preferred.
LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified in Pediatrics required.
Certified in one (1) of the following: Fetal, Adult, Vascular preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.
Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self- impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and may require walking or standing to a significant degree
and leadership within the Home Care team. They are neither micromanagers nor unreachable. I have the opportunity to work with experienced therapists and help newer therapists become more skilled and confident as they hone their knowledge.