Chief Cardiovascular Technician
- Location: Rolla, MO
- Posted: Oct 18, 2019
Manages the day to day operations of the lab by assigning workloads, communicating with physicians and employees to assure proper delivery of services, troubleshooting clinical and department problems, keeps abreast of all patients clinical statuses, ensures adequate clinical coverage.
Manages department resources within guidelines. Participates in the budgetary process and cost saving measures for department. Adjusts staffing levels appropriately for work load to meet Premier productivity benchmarks.
Acts as system manager for training, evaluation, trouble shooting and policy development.
Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations. Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images. Provides summary of findings to the physician to aid in patient diagnosis and management.
Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician. Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
Collects and assists in the interpretation of QA data collected on the monitors designated by the Cardiology Director or Medical Director of the cardiovascular lab. Works to improve the process or skill sets of the department staff that a QA monitor identified as sub-standard. Participates in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation. To include keeping the quality assurance up to date in a timely manner.
Provides in-services or instruction appropriate for the Cardiovascular services four times per year and as needed.
Performs new employees department orientation in Cardiovascular services.
Graduate of high school or equivalent required. Graduate of a Cardiac/Vascular Sonographer program preferred.
One year experience in adult cardiac and vascular sonography required.
RDCS (registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer) and RVT (registered vascular technologist) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers required.
Requires frequent standing for long periods of time, walking, and lifting up to 35lbs. It also involves pushing, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching. Considerable mental concentration for long periods of time.
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases via blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to infectious diseases, radiation and hostile persons at times. Works with sharp and other potentially bio hazardous materials. Ability to function under stress required. Fluctuating departmental activities necessitate flexibility.
Schedule: days with call as needed