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Cardiac Sonographer - Senior


Department Description: The Cardiovascular Medicine Division at BIDMC is committed to providing high-quality care to our patients, promoting the educational mission of academic medicine and advancing state-of-the-art research in cardiovascular medicine.

The Division, which is an integral part of BIDMC’s CardioVascular Institute, includes some of the most highly-regarded cardiovascular experts in the world, and it is their exemplary patient care, teaching and research that make possible this year’s many accomplishments.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 41259BR


Job Summary: Reporting to the Clinical Mgr - Echo Cardiology performs all cardiac ultrasound imaging exams and procedures in accordance with BIDMC policy and procedures and the ASE scope of practice. Acts as a day-to-day contact for sonographers and physicians for intradepartmental issues. Provides leadership in education for the cardiac sonographers, fellows, students and clinicians to support the laboratory in imaging technology.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Performs all functions of a Cardiac Sonographer.
  2. Assists in the daily operations of the echo lab; acts as a day to day contact for sonographers and physicians for intradepartmental issues.
  3. Prioritizes inpatient echo requests, assigns studies where needed, and responds to/schedules urgent exam requests.
  4. Assists in clinical teaching of staff/student sonographers, trainees, and cardiology fellows. Provides assistance in the process of evaluating student and staff sonographers.
  5. Evaluates, reviews and updates content of training materials and courses on a regular basis. Researches and develops new programs, curricula, and educational products. Identify organizational needs, knowledge gaps and program goals.
  6. Leads workshops and training sessions for the sonographers. Provides monthly feedback to sonographers in a constructive manner.
  7. Troubleshoots in the event of technical issues with echocardiographs. Contacts appropriate service vendors.
  8. Participates in the maintenance of IAC laboratory accreditation.
  9. Communicates and discusses departmental problems to the manager.
  10. Maintains supplies for all campuses.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Vocational or Technical training required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  2. Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required., and RDCS (or equivalent) certification required.
  3. 5-8 years related work experience required.
  4. Knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and pathology either through college level courses in biology and anatomy and/or relevant acquired experience.
  5. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. At least 5 years of echocardiogram experience.
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.
EOE Statement

BIDMC is EOE M/F/VET/DISABILITY/GENDER IDENTITY/SEXUAL ORIENTATION

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