Director Cardiac Imaging & Nuc Lab & Ekg

Job Description

Job Summary                                                                                                                                                                                   

The Director of Cardiac Imaging, EKG, and Nuclear Lab holds a senior administrative position, and has responsibility for cardiac sonography, nuclear, and EKG laboratories including, operational activities, clinical service delivery, cost management, utilization review, quality assurance and development of medical protocols across the Mount Sinai Beth Israel system.  This individual oversees activities of all Echo & EKG committees and provides recommendations for best practices and development of new protocols to guide overall strategy.


Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                                            

1.     Responsible for managing the technical, educational, and daily functions of the hospital and ambulatory sites of cardiac imaging within the MSBI network.


2.     Provides leadership and medical expertise in the development of clinical strategic programs in line with department projects and initiatives.


3.     Provides medical and scientific input to committees, projects and programs such as but not limited to TEE protocol, QI, Infection control, and establish a program for procedure protocols for the downtown sites.


4.     Establishes ongoing liaison with key stakeholders, partner organizations, subcommittee leaders, government officials (if applicable), senior leadership and other healthcare organizations and ensure significant progress is achieved.  Works conjunction with the Head of CVI MSBI, assistant head, and the Director of Ambulatory Services. 


5.     Actively participates on institutional societies and organizations; follows up and discusses with internal colleagues and other participants on relevant issues.


6.     Represents the Mount Sinai Health System at meetings and external conferences, and in internal discussions on relevant issues.


7.     Provides the planning and leadership to committees and partners by ensuring that appropriate structures, systems, competencies and values are developed.


8.     Overseeing the business operations and program development, quality assurance, and responsibility for technical and educational development of personnel.


9.     Develops informal networks with interdepartmental senior management, updating them on a regular basis with developments and issues.


10.  Has joint responsibility and input into the financial management of the department, including budget planning, resource allocation and preparation of quarterly and monthly reports.


11.  Works with senior leadership to determine appropriate staffing requirements for clinical projects and programs; has an active involvement in the identification and selection of suitable candidates for positions.


12.  Providing supervision and direct patient care through cardiac sonography, stress testing, nuclear in both Hospital and Ambulatory locations. 


13.  Ensures effective team communication throughout the department through the application of suitable reporting systems and structures, and the identification and provision of appropriate training.


14.  Responsible for overseeing the department accreditation for Hospital and Ambulatory accreditation.  Including but not limited to nuclear lab quality assurance, city and state licensure, ACR accreditation.


15.  Remains current on technological advancements and diagnostic trends related to the field of cardiac imagining and EKGs and provides ongoing education to technician, provider, and fellowship program. 


16.  Maintains professional credentialing and licensure through acquiring recommended continuing medical education.


17.  Presents case studies at Fellow Cardiovascular Conference with Medical Director, Department staff, and medical students.


18.  Attends related conferences and workshops in order to increase knowledge base in the field of cardiovascular disease and increase the understanding in the development of new procedures as they evolve. 


19.  Directly responsible for supervision of the technical staff.  Including schedules work assignments according to knowledge base and clinical proficiency of technical staff.  Establishes performance standards, assesses clinical competency and evaluates employee performance; educates, guides, counsels and develops staff and addresses performance management concerns and technical issues. 


20.  Unifying the echo reporting system, updating and establishing a comprehensive report and image storage in PAC system that meets IAC accreditation at all downtown labs. Establish protocols and increase contrast echo use to reach national standards.


21.   Improve reading time for all hospital and off site EKGs and establish reading schedule and coordinate with billing to improve billing, storage, quality and collection. 


22.  Involved with department QA programs and clinical research projects


23.  Other relevant duties as assigned by Mount Sinai Health System executive leadership.


Education Requirements                                                                                                                

Registered Echocardiography Technologist 

Board Certification with the American Registry Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 

Bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or equivalent experience

Master’s Preferred


Experience Requirements                                                                                                               

Minimum of 5 years related clinical work experience performing diagnostic studies

Minimum 5 years in a supervisory management and teaching role 

Maintains professional memberships

Maintains BCLS Certification


Licensing and Certification Requirements                                                                                   

Registered Cardiac Sonographer


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