Lead Echocardiography Technologist - Echocardiography - Full Time/Days in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 8/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Objective:

Under the direction of the Director of Cardiovascular Services supervises, directs, and performs a wide variety of diagnostic adult and pediatric cardiac exams.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Supervises the professional staff within assigned areas
    1. Assigns work schedules, explains duties, and reviews appointment scheduling.
    2. Assists director with budgetary and FTE management issues of the department.
    3. Responsible to train personnel within the assigned area of echocardiography.
    4. Works independent and dependent of others as the need requires.
    5. Assists director with protocols, policies, and procedures.
    6. Assists with department quality improvement measures.
    7. Implement and maintain echocardiography laboratory certification.
    8. Prepares physician billing data.
  2. Performs various exams including cardiac, 2D Echo, Doppler, color flow, stress echo, trans-esophageal, dobutamine stress echo, and pediatric echocardiography
    1. Knows current technique for each specific exam.
    2. Operates all cardiac ultrasound equipment properly and skillfully.
    3. Identifies pathology and cardiac anatomy.
    4. Evaluates images for diagnostic content.
    5. Assists physicians.
    6. Responsible for the completion of all procedures.
    7. Routinely prepares exams for interpretation by the cardiologist.
    8. Operates all cardiac ultrasound equipment properly and skillfully.
  3.  Required to work on an on-call basis outside of his/her regularly scheduled work hours
    1. Following regularly scheduled shifts or when the shift ends early as a result of flexed hours.
    2. Works independently after-hours and on holidays.
  4.  Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups
    1.  Participates in age specific educational and training programs.
    2.  Demonstrates proficiency in required age specific competencies.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Answers telephones.

  • Schedules appointments.

  • Orders supplies.

  • Trouble-shoots equipment problems.

  • Contacts service for repairs.

  • Responds to change in scheduling.

  • Rotates shifts and days, as needed.

  • Other miscellaneous duties, as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge

  • Has thorough knowledge of all aspects of cardiac anatomy

    Skills

  • Skilled in cardiac sonographic positioning and techniques

    Abilities

  • Ability to evaluate cardiac sonograms for technical excellence

  • Ability to operate and transport equipment

  • Ability to supervise and direct employees

 

AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:

  • Patients Come First – We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
  • Accountability & Ownership – We fully complete tasks, are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
  • Teamwork – We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone.  Success is about the whole team.
  • Integrity & Honesty – We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
  • Excellence – We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
  • Initiative & Innovation – Our can-do attitudes, creativity, and resourcefulness empower us to improve the patient’s experience, solve our own problems, make timely decisions, and look for opportunities to add value.
  • Tenderness & Compassion – We have genuine empathy, show kindness, and encourage and advocate for each other.

Education and Experience:

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited echocardiography program

    Experience

  • 5 years minimum experience with performing adult and pediatric echocardiography studies required

 

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

    Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

    An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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