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Echo/Vascular Lead Sonographer, Full Time, Days

Job Title
Echo/Vascular Lead Sonographer, Full Time, Days
Job ID
27051456
Location
Lexington,  KY 40503
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Description

Job Summary:
With limited supervision, coordinates the delivery of health care services to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and vascular disease. Establishes and maintains standards of care in Echocardiography and Vascular sciences. Exercises professional judgment in performance of duties. Assure appropriate patient care management and adjust daily operations to meet the needs of a changing work environment. Involved with staff competencies, schedules, and educational needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. Maintain and exercise an attitude of positive customer relations.

2. Maintain a cohesive working relationship and spirit of cooperation with co-workers, other employees and related individuals. Sets a positive example for staff through professional knowledge, appearance, personal conduct and interactions.

3. Interacts with the Director, staff and physicians to solve immediate difficulties within the area.

4. Assists in staff schedule to insure adequate staffing levels.

5. Maintains efficient workflow in the Echo/Vascular area.

6. Monitors and implements standards with all regulatory and accreditation agencies for Echo and Vascular. Mentors staff in the Accreditation process for Echo and Vascular

7. Maintain quality control on all instrumentation as assigned.

8. Responsible for the care and condition of technical equipment related to the position.

9. Uses all equipment in accordance with its intent and established standards.

10. Performs the duties/task of an Echo/vascular staff member.

11. Participates in in-service and training activities as necessary.

12. Must have excellent communication skills

13. Must be organized and self-motivated.

14. Must be able to work with all levels of personnel in the CVL/NC and Cardiac Rehab.

15. Must be able to work with all age groups, and those persons with impaired abilities.

16 Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job related hazards, and national patient safety goals.

17 Ensures positive customer relations interactions

• Manages difficult or emotional customer situations

• Responds promptly to customer needs

• Solicits customer feedback to improve service

• Responds to requests for service and assistance

• Meets commitments


Requirements:

Graduate from an Echo/Vascular program.

Holds current credentials as a Registered Vascular Technologist and Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer.

Five (5) years of experience in scanning both echo and vascular procedures.

Minimum of one (1) year as Lead tech./management experience required.

 

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Concentrate on fine detail with some interruption.
  • Attend to task/function for more than 60 minutes at a time.
  •  Understand and relate to specific ideas generally several at a time.
  •  Remember task/assignment for full shift.
  •  Communicate verbally and written work using advanced level vocabulary.
  •  Exposure to blood, body tissues, fluids, radiation, toxins, cytotoxin, poisonous substances, electrical hazards, electromagnetic radiation as in CRT.
  •  Lifts, pushes, or pull objects at least greater than 110 lbs.
  •  Performs difficult manipulative skills such as insertion of IV lines, Calibration of equipment
  •  Perform tasks, which require hand-eye coordination such as keyboard skills, IM injections, etc.
  •  Sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • See objects closely as in reading thermometers or patient assessment.
  •  Hear normal sounds with some background of noise as in answering phones, intercom, etc.


Shift Information:
Full Time (40 hours per week)

Baptist Health - Lexington:
Over our 50-plus year history, Baptist Health Lexington has grown both in size and reputation, due in large part to the quality of care – and the caring touch – of our nurses.
When the hospital opened in 1954, the nursing staff numbered fewer than 100. Today, the hospital has more than 900 nurses (part-time and full-time). The average length of experience of a Baptist Health Lexington nurse is more than 13 years, bringing a wealth of information and expertise to patients’ bedsides.
The glaringly white, starched uniforms and white shoes are no more, but something more important remains – a fundamental belief in quality, compassionate nursing and a commitment to the patient.
Nursing values at Baptist Health Lexington include compassion, acceptance, respect and empathy, which are demonstrated throughout the organization with patients, other employees and our community. These values support the implementation of caring into our culture in support of theories, as articulated by Dr. Jean Watson, a national nursing theorist. Baptist Health Lexington is a member of the Caritas Consortium, a group of nursing leaders from invited institutions throughout the world who support the integration of caring into the healthcare environment.
Baptist Health Lexington was recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet Status in 2005. Magnet facilities are recognized through research as having a lower nursing turnover rate and higher patient satisfaction. Magnet status is regarded as the "seal of approval" for quality nursing care.

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