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The Ultrasonographer Lead is responsible for the daily operation of the Imaging Section. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating patient scheduling and daily work assignments, and serves as a resource for Ultrasonographers. The Lead suggests changes in procedures, policies, and quality improvement, as well as coordinates training and development of the Imaging Specialists, keeping them advised of technological changes. The incumbent identifies cost savings, and assures that technical operations stay within the targeted budget. In addition to departmental oversight, the Lead demonstrates mastery of all competencies.
The Ultrasonographer Lead is expected to perform Ultrasound imaging such as pelvic, abdominal, small parts and routine vascular examinations and may perform more complex imaging such as deep Doppler and guided interventional procedures such as biopsies and ablations as well as musculoskeletal ultrasound.
The incumbent records the images and relays a clinical impression as indicated. The results of these examinations are used to direct the course of patient care. The Ultrasonographer Lead has knowledge of abdominal, pelvic, obstetric, small parts, abdominal and peripheral vascular physiology, and disease.
The incumbent performs clinical examinations on adults, geriatric patients, adolescents, and pediatric age groups. The examinations are performed in a variety of locations including a level 1 trauma center and/or critical care facility. The incumbent has daily contact with professionals, patients and families and may assist other radiology modalities and/or clinical services.
The incumbent serves as a clinical instructor for affiliated sonography programs, and participates in the instruction of fellows, residents, and visiting physicians. The incumbent may also participate in clinical research, and acts as a clinical resource for other staff.
The Ultrasonographer Lead regularly communicates and collaborates with the Radiology Manager regarding ultrasound procedures, policies, and quality improvement, as well as participates in orientation and development of the ultrasonographers. Upon request, the incumbent may provide input for annual performance appraisals and recruitment, evaluates students and assists the Manager with the coordination of holiday and call coverage. The Lead maintains site accreditations, is responsible for network (PACS) support and protocol development and monitors equipment and provides basic maintenance as needed.
Minimum: Graduate of a School of Ultrasonography
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Minimum: Three (2) years of relevant clinical experience
Preferred: Three (3) years of relevant clinical experience
One (1) year of clinical experience in a leadership role
Licenses & Certifications:
Minimum: Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS)
CPR certification required within 3 months of hire
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
· Ability to effectively motivate and lead others
· Self-motivated & directed with regard to increasing level of understanding and knowledge
· Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects and meet objectives and deadlines
· Effective oral and written professional communications skills
· Ability to demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors at all times
· Maintain patient confidentiality and privacy
· Ability to comply with all HIPAA requirements
· Ability to use initiative and independent judgment
· Ability to work independently
· Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with patients, families, healthcare professionals and equipment vendors
· Knowledge regarding quality improvement and standards of care within practice area
· Capable of demonstrating flexibility with demands of external/internal customers placed on operating functions of the department
· Basic computer skills
· Physical ability to lift and position patients and assist with patient transfers utilizing beds or stretchers
· Understands/Demonstrates the UW Health mission, vision and values throughout job performance
· Ability to work overtime as needed
· Demonstrates critical care skills to patients with higher acuity. (ED, ICU, NICU, PICU, Intraoperative Neuro MR, OR)
· Coordinated care with sedated critical timing procedures including working with the general anesthesia team
· Advanced registry in MSK and/or Pediatrics
· Specialty skills in acute handling of pediatric patients < 8 years of age
Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
100% FTE, 40 hours per week. Scheduled shifts will be between the hours of 7:30 am 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Weekday, weekend and holiday call rotation required at The American Center. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.
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