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Lead Ultrasonographer

Company: Waterbury Hospital
Location: Norwich
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

SCOPE OF POSITION: Under the general direction of the Director of Radiology Services/Radiology Manager and/or Radiologist responsible for the coordination and supervision of staff, as well as technical quality of all diagnostic Ultrasound procedures. Coordinate improving patient services through the application of staff development, advanced techniques and new equipment.RESPONSIBILITIES:Coordinate and oversee the daily work flow of US operations including scheduling and assigning of US staff. Monitor patient flow to ensure quality patient careAdjust daily staffing levels in response to Ultrasound daily volumes and productivity metricsSupervise US staff, monitor job performance, and participate in disciplinary processDevelop and execute a comprehensive scheduling and staffing plan for the US staff Recommend bridge and staffing decisions and discuss with the Director/ManagerProvide input and insight for the annual staff performance reviews and discuss with the DirectorParticipate in the hiring process; oversee and monitor orientation of new US staff and oversee student placementProvide in-service training for US staff in new procedures, software changes and additions to protocolsMonitor inventory of supplies and order when necessary. Keep abreast of new technology; research and evaluate new products and equipment to ensure reliable, efficient and quality services; make recommendations tomanagementMaintain accreditation status with ACR standardsPrepare QA reports as required and forward discrepancies directly to Clinical Engineering for corrective actionParticipate in monthly Team Leader meetingsHold monthly staff meeting and provide minutes in a timely mannerPerform Ultrasound procedures as requiredAbility to disinfect all probes properly according to manufacturer requirementsPerform other related duties as requiredREQUIREMENTS:Advanced knowledge of Ultrasound technology and procedures. Minimum of AS degreeOperating knowledge of Ultrasound equipment and computer programming abilitiesAbility to plan, implement and supervise all US section activitiesAbility to interact and effectively communicate with all patients, staff, hospital personnel and studentsKnowledge of blood borne pathogens and universal precautionsGraduate of accredited program of Ultrasound approved by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and registered by the ARDMS and/or accredited by State/Federal licensing programCertified through the American Society for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (RDMS) as RDMS (OB or AB), RT(S), RT (VS), RVT, or RVS). New Graduates must obtain RDMS certification within one year of hire or within 24 months of their graduation date, whichever is less.Certifications as RT (VS), RVT or RVS if not achieved at the time of being hired must be achieved with in one year.Must maintain all qualifications from the American College of Radiology accreditation requirements for Ultrasound and/or RT(S) continuing education requirements3 (three) years US experience preferred, US registered in at least 3 ARDMS certifications or obtained within 1 year from hireLocation: Waterbury Hospital - UltrasoundSchedule: Part Time +, Days, 36 hrs Days Shift

Keywords: Waterbury Hospital, New England , Lead Ultrasonographer, Healthcare , Norwich, Northeast

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