Job Description

Job Title: Lead Echocardiography Tech
Job ID: 699788
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: On rotation, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. & on call
Shift:
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Department: NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

Oversee the technical and accreditation aspects of echo department, develop the call schedule, develop new protocols and scanning techniques, and works with Cardiologists on scanning protocols and technical issues. Serve as point person for the echoing modality

Responsibilities:
  • Accountable for the staffs accurate performance and follow through of echocardiographic examinations in a manner compatible with standard departmental procedure.
  • Assist with contrast, stress and transesophageal echocardiographic procedures.
  • Attend in-services, conferences, classes, etc. to maintain a state-of-the-art Echocardiography Laboratory.
  • Collaborate with the Nurse Clinician to coordinate the patient schedule.
  • Exercise a high degree of judgment concerning the recognition of life threatening pathology and the reporting of such findings to a physician to facilitate timely medical intervention.
  • Implement hospital policies and procedures pertaining to all facets of operation of the Echocardiography Laboratory. Make suggestions and/or recommendations in the revision or establishment of existing policies and procedures.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplies and materials for the timely operation of the Echocardiography Laboratory with appropriate ordering and storage of above supplies and materials.
  • Maintain aesthetics in all areas of Echocardiography Laboratory.
  • Manage the principle operation and maintenance of the Echocardiography Laboratory equipment. Maintain equipment, coordinate equipment preventive maintenance and repairs with vendors and Purchasing Services with as little interruption to the Echocardiography Laboratory's operation as possible
  • Monitor all echo studies that are not interpreted in a timely manner and send reminders to the reading echocardiologists.
  • Monitor all office procedures to assure 24-report generation.
  • Monitor daily patient schedule so that all patients echo exams are completed in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the activities of the staff in the Echocardiography Laboratory.
  • Perform echocardiograms on inpatients and outpatients.
  • Provide a preliminary written analysis to the cardiologist who is reviewing, interpreting and dictating the echocardiograms.
  • Provide care to the adult and geriatric patients.
  • Review CPR monthly.
  • Review the various echo studies with the medical staff, when necessary.
  • Supervise the training and in-servicing of all echo techs in the Echocardiography Laboratory including newly hired staff sonographers and student echo techs in the techniques and operation of the Echocardiography Laboratory equipment.

Qualifications

Combination of work, supervisory experience and/or education in adult echocardiography, totaling 5 years, is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Registered as a specialist in adult echocardiography by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or by Cardiology Credentialing International required.

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonogram or Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $30.39 to $47.10

Union Position: No

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