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ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY LABORATORY SUPERVISOR - PEDIATRICS
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Supervisor's primary responsibility is to perform basic and advanced
Echocardiograms to obtain detailed anatomical, functional and hemodynamic data
on all patients in the out-patient and in-patient setting. This would involve transthoracic,
fetal, 2-D, 3-D/ 4D, Doppler / Color Flow Mapping, myocardial deformation
imaging, advanced quantification and stress echocardiography. This requires use
of state-of-the-art equipment to obtain vital information about cardiac
structure, physiology, function, development, and to detect fluid accumulations
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performs basic and advanced cardiac ultrasound procedures as prescribed by established protocols
- Provides expert assessment, evaluation and prepare preliminary interpretation for attending cardiologist’s review. Applies knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning and imaging techniques to optimize the quality of ultrasound images
- Captures images on ultrasound system and transfers images to DICOM server for physician review workstations.
- Prepares the exam room for procedures by ensuring all inventory and stock.
- Maintains cleanliness of work area and equipment to comply with established infection control and departmental protocols. Operates and cares for testing equipment.
- Communicates effectively and compassionately with patients, family members and other employees.
- Treats all verbal, written or electronic information about patients, staff, and other organizational business confidentially
- Responds quickly to requests for help and ensures the safety of patients and family members.
- Manages equipment and supplies appropriately
- Maintains local digital archiving of RAW data from ultrasound machines for post processing.
- Maintains and runs the CQI program in accordance with ICAEL guidelines and accreditation.
- Management of Quality Improvement activities and keeping minute Logs both for accuracy of echocardiogram acquisition, reporting and accuracy.
- Informs appropriate personnel of any equipment failure, documents type of problem and any associated downtime.
- Coordinates precepting of fellows, new employees and sonography students including, but not limited to:
- takes ownership of training process
- provides clinical and didactic training for trainees
- evaluates trainee performance and provides feedback
- Maintenance and adherence to ICAEL standards and Accreditation.
- Develops and maintains monthly departmental schedules, including coverage schedules for offsite practices, both daytime and after-hours.
- Involved in research both intramural and NIH funded
- Required to obtain and maintain their registry in ARDMS or CCI in pediatric and fetal echocardiography.
- Attend all educational conferences and teaching sessions.
- Ongoing evaluation and modification of echo study protocols.
- Performs other related duties.
- Associate or Bachelor’s degree in diagnostic ultrasound training program with emphasis in echocardiography is required.
- ARDMS Certification;
- 15+ echo-related CMEs required per three year period (ICAEL standards)
- 5+ years’ experience performing pediatric echocardiography required.
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.
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Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.