To perform diagnostic cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) procedures at the request of physicians to assist in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. Assist with the clinical training of students and Cardiology Fellows associated with the Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Lab. Assists the Manager, Non-Invasive Lab and Director, Non-Invasive Services in planning, organizing and managing Cardiovascular Lab activities and personnel
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs all exams of a staff technologist.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatricpatients, including knowledge and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Performs IV insertion for vascular access when administration of agitated saline and contrast.
Supervisor is required to be on duty during normal work hours Monday through Friday to direct and oversee both inpatient and outpatient schedules and operations.
Percentages of work duties are to be split fifty percent scanning and fifty percent administrative time.
PTO and vacation to be determined in concordance manager of noninvasive lab and director of noninvasive lab.
Acts in a supervisory capacity and assists the Manager, Non-Invasive Lab and Director, Non-Invasive Services, in establishing policies, procedures, standards and objectives for the provision of the Cardiovascular Lab.
Assists the Manager, Non-Invasive Lab and Director of Non-Invasive Services when necessary with coordination of the schedules of the Cardiovascular Lab and with other departments within Cardiac Services to provide optimum level of service of patients
Delegates duties and tasks to staff after assessment of capability and scope of responsibilities
Coordination of workflow of technical staff, assists the Manager, Non-Invasive Lab and Director, Non-Invasive Services in monitoring adherence to departmental procedures and standards, and makes recommendations for personnel actions such as performance appraisal, coaching and discipline.
Acts under medical director's direction, to introduce new techniques, equipment and research. Assists with equipment protocols for individual studies.
Assists the Manager, Non-Invasive Lab and Director of Non-Invasive Services in translating appropriate changes into employee action to comply with regulatory quality control standards and assists staff and students as needed.
Assists in evaluating and maintaining the Cardiovascular Lab imaging equipment in proper working order to promote efficiency, comfort and safety of patients and staff
Demonstrates support and understanding of current PI activities, compliance and action plans through participation in department PI activities
Orddrs and maintains appropriate levels of supplies and materials within departmental budget.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to the Manager, Non-Invasive Lab in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors
Performs other related duties as directed.
Acts as the technical director of the lab and is responsible for preparing and maintaining documents in accordance accrediting agencies:
Responsible for overall organization of echocardiography department.
Responsible for implementing all policies as set forth by the Medical Directors.
As the Technical director employee may not be technical director for more than 1 lab.
Responsible for developing and maintaining all Continuous Quality Improvement Process required by hospital and accrediting societies ICAEL
Performs other related duties as directed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Associate's Degree in Cardiovascular Technology or graduated from an accredited school.
Five years experience in Non-Invasive Cardiology as staff technologist.
IV experience with agitated saline and contrast.
Experience in Transesophageal echo, stress echo, dobutamine stress echo and adult echo.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware.
This 1,007-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot modern facility provides a level of care only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Christiana Hospital includes Delaware's only Level-I Trauma center (as verified by the American College of Surgeons), which is prepared to handle the most extreme medical emergencies. In fact, it is the only Level-I Trauma center on the East Coast corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Christiana Hospital has also been nationally recognized in U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Hospitals rankings as #1 in Delaware and #3 in the Philadelphia metro area, plus High Performing in 9 Adult Procedures/Conditions.
Internal Number: JR51676
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.