Job: Echocardiographer, Per diem

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Jobing Description



Location:Bremerton Hospital
Zip Code:98310
ID:1510
Department:Echocardiography, 71471
Shift:Days, Evenings, Weekends
FTE:.0
Shift Hours:0700-1530, 1200-2030, 0700-1930
Job Type:Per Diem
On-Call Required:Yes
Rotating Weekends:Yes
Rotating Holidays:Yes

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

At the direction of a Cardiologist, and the appropriate supervisor, the Echocardiographer will perform Cardiac and limited Vascular Ultrasound procedures. The Echocardiographer provides for the normal care and safety of patients undergoing Ultrasound procedures and responds to medical and other emergencies within the Ultrasound area as appropriate. This position performs clerical functions to facilitate department operations and notifies the Lead Sonographer of supply or equipment needs.

Lead Designation: Plans, implements, and monitors assigned staff training, orientation, and competency assessments. Organizes and distributes the workload. Develops protocols or procedures for both department and the organization, as directed. Disseminates clear information and guidance to staff on new or revised procedures or protocols. Actively facilitates quality improvement initiatives through effective planning, education, and monitoring reporting as assigned by management on both department and organizational initiatives. Directs, assigns, or modifies work assignments on both a regular and an impromptu basis, under the recognized authorization, for co-workers to complete their daily shift work and schedule work duties. Produces the monthly call schedule for the service line.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL DUITES:

  • Facilitates and promotes effective communication, teamwork and communication within the Department of Medical Imaging and throughout the Medical team as documented by peer evaluation and observation.
  • Appropriately prioritizes exams in Ultrasound with other needs within Medical Imaging. Participate in problem solving with peers in other areas of department and hospital to facilitate optimal patient care when there are conflicting priorities as evidenced by observation
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings. Provides appropriate constructive input for the improvement and operation of the department.
  • Participates in the training of students training in Ultrasound. Consistently demonstrates exemplary mentoring skills and seeks opportunities to share knowledge with others.
  • Identifies and makes recommendation for improvement, and assists in programs for improvement in patient care or systems as measured by peer evaluation and documented by supervisor. Suggests, implements and documents at least one Quality improvement project per year.
  • Demonstrates consistent quality of care and professional expertise in all interactions with patients as documented by peer review, documentation review and observation.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and independent problem solving skills in a variety of patient related and staff situations. Provides potential solutions along with identifying problems.
  • Demonstrates clear concise documentation skills. Follows established protocols measured by results of documentation. Suggest and writes new or improved protocols to improve patient care within Ultrasound.
  • Demonstrates self-motivation and professional integrity. Uses work time appropriately to meet the needs of patients and Medical Imaging department. Manages time effectively, assist others as able and not requiring excessive overtime unless requested. Consistently offers help to others in Medical Imaging without being asked.
  • Consistently produces optimal quality diagnostic images for professional interpretation. Demonstrates consistent quality of care and professional expertise in all interactions with patients as documented by peer review, documentation review, and observation.
  • Completes age specific continuing competency education and competency requirements as required.
  • Maintains standards determined during teambuilding sessions towards coworkers. Strives to maintain positive, cooperative relationships with co-workers, physician's patients and public as evidenced by peer evaluation.
  • Demonstrates flexibility towards acceptance of changes in the way Medical Imaging services are delivered to patients as evidenced by peer evaluation.
  • Exhibits a knowledgeable yet relaxed demeanor around patients. Attends to patient's needs promptly while under the lab's care as evidenced by peer evaluation.
  • Respects patient's modesty, while performing procedures as evidenced by peer evaluation.
  • Relates well with various people and personalities regardless of source of referral as measured by peer feedback and observation.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in a rapidly changing health care environment by accepting change and working to meet unexpected challenges with the service.
  • Demonstrates the willingness and ability to assist in the Medical Imaging department as needed. Volunteers to assist in other areas when ultrasound not busy.
  • Consistently stays on schedule and communicates with patients or nursing units when unavoidable delays are anticipated. Consistently exceeds expectations of schedule and seeks to assist others.
  • Performs Ultrasound procedures according to established protocols with a minimum of errors as evidenced by co-worker evaluation.
  • Completes required paperwork and charging functions daily as evidenced by QI review.
  • Responds appropriately to medical and other emergencies. Responds to emergency callback within thirty minutes of notification by pager.
  • Maintains stock at established par levels and notifies Lead Sonographer of equipment or supply needs.
  • Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Ultrasound (Certificate program, Associates Degree, or Bachelors Degree) or must have high school diploma or equivalent in addition to a minimum of 2 years (4160 clinical hours) of documented Ultrasound scanning experience in the appropriate Ultrasound modality

LICENSE / CERTIFICATION / REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Registry eligible.

As a condition of employment, must attain certification (as described above) within 12 months of hire.

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers through American Heart Association

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Minimum of 2 years (4160 clinical hours) documented Ultrasound scanning experience if not a graduate of an accredited Ultrasound training program

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits our service standards:
    • Care about me - We put the patient at the center of every decision we make and tailor the hospital experience to the patient's needs.
    • Keep me safe - We adhere to strict safety procedures, and seek new knowledge and experience in pursuit of continuous improvement.
    • Help me heal - We address our patients' physical, spiritual, and emotional needs with the most advanced medicine available and a warm, caring environment.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

About Harrison Medical Center:

For more information about what it's like to be part of the Harrison team and live in the Kitsap area, please visit http://jobs.harrisonmedical.org/.

Harrison Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits our service standards:
    • Care about me - We put the patient at the center of every decision we make and tailor the hospital experience to the patient's needs.
    • Keep me safe - We adhere to strict safety procedures, and seek new knowledge and experience in pursuit of continuous improvement.
    • Help me heal - We address our patients' physical, spiritual, and emotional needs with the most advanced medicine available and a warm, caring environment.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

About Harrison Medical Center:

For more information about what it's like to be part of the Harrison team and live in the Kitsap area, please visit http://jobs.harrisonmedical.org/.

Harrison Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer