ULTRASOUND SUPERVISOR - RAD/ULTRASOUND

North Oaks Health System   Hammond, LA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on June 23, 2022
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Status:  Full Time

Shift:     Monday - Friday Day shift and rotating holidays. May fill shifts that include weekend and overnight shifts.

Exempt: No 

Summary:
Supervise daily modality operations. Supervise subordinate staff members. Facilitate modality objectives. Provide sonographic services. Perform evaluations on subordinates. Actively participates in ICAVL and ACR accreditation processes. This is a working supervisor position. Performs Ultrasound procedures; in accordance with established professional and departmental standards and procedures. 

Other information:
Working Conditions:· Subject to electrical and radiant energy hazards. Lifting and positioning of patients. Lifting supplies.· Positioning and turning patients· Lifting of patients utilizing proper body mechanicsReporting Relationships:· Reports to the Diagnostics Manager and Diagnostics Director.· Responsible for ultrasound FTE’s in various locations.Physical Effort Required:Strength: Medium / OccasionallyPull: Frequently Sit: OccasionallyCarry: FrequentlyLift: FrequentlyWalk: ConstantPush: FrequentlyStand: Constantly

Responsibilities:
I. Mission Enhancement: Demonstrates behaviors that reflect understanding and support ofthe organizational values and mission.a. Understands the corporate goals and objectives and helps develop a plan for US.b. Helps develop, justify, and meet an appropriate annual operating budgetc. Shows initiative in planning and implementing new products and services and seeks theappropriate level of administrative guidance and approval.d. Promote and exude actions that follow the 4C’s mentality. II. Competency & Job Knowledge: Acquires maintains and shares current competencies inperformance of job responsibilities.a. Performs all exams within personal licensed scope of practice.b. Demonstrates a complete working knowledge of all Ultrasound equipment used for diagnostic radiology and intra-procedural imaging.c. Demonstrates proficient and economic use of supplies, communication equipment, technical equipment, and computer technologies.d. Performs visual inspection of equipment, identifies problems and communicates to immediate supervisor.e. Reviews physician orders, checking for special instructions from requesting physician, and consults with the radiologist as necessary.f. Pleasantly greets patients, confirming their identification and introductions.g. Completely explains examination procedure to the patient and their family if present.h. Ability to anticipate and meet the needs and expectations of customers.i. Contact the Ultrasound Manager for equipment service issues as appropriate.j. Participates in appropriate education and on-the-job learning situations in order to develop necessary job skills.k. Demonstrates the ability to perform multiple tasks as required.l. Personal responsibility/Integrity/ Financial Responsibility: Each person is responsible for his or her actions, and individually accountable for satisfied patients/customers, confidentiality or patient and hospital information, quality outcomes, efficient operations, and the overall success of North Oaks Health System.m. Performs all exams (see subordinate job ) within personal licensed scope of practice.n. Supervise and direct department staff and activities.o. Prepare work schedule to assure appropriate coverage for patient care and efficiency.p. Supports and facilitates the process of providing information to the Diagnostics Manager/Director and team members.q. Assists in budgetary planning and equipment projects.r. Payroll. III. Quality & Safety: Demonstrates a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction in all aspectsof job performance.a. Assists team members in quality efforts in the objectives of the organization (services that are free from error, efficient, connected to the customer and well planned).b. Promoting quality within North Oaks Diagnostic Services.c. Maintains confidentiality of patient, employee and hospital information.d. Recognizes emergency situations; initiates code procedures and administers first aid or CPR as needed.e. Participates with team members in the assessment and analysis of quality data.f. Promotes patient safety in all actions. IV. Teamwork, Leadership and Interpersonal Skills: Performs effectively as a team member;maintains a positive attitude and treats co-workers, patients, and visitors with respect and dignity.a. Promotes leadership, teamwork, and professionalism within the organization by action and example.b. Can professionally speak and listen to information; can express self clearly and when required.Ability to identify and use appropriate information routes; may include written and oral expression.c. Promotes a culture that emphasizes cooperation through honest communication among individual team members and other hospital team members and departments.d. Develops interdisciplinary relationships that foster effective planning, teamwork, mutual respect, collaboration, and integration of services with other departments and physicians for coordinated provision of services and/or support of patient care.e. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills with all team members.f. Ability to manage up incidents, errors, complaints, etc. to management staff for timely resolution.g. Trains new and current employees, students, and/or volunteers by discussion and demonstration.h. Ability to work effectively with others to solve problems, implements group decisions and achieves group/organization goals.i. Ability to get along with others in a courteous professional manner.j. Communication with other modalities in the Radiology Department and other departments within the hospital. V. Policies and Procedures: Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance with established organizationaland departmental policies and procedures.a. Adheres to hospital policy on: attendance and tardiness, hospital dress code, infection control standards, environmental standards, quality improvement activities.b. Maintains and promotes confidentiality per hospital policyc. Completes annual hospital mandatory educational requirements.d. Performs visual preventive safety inspections. Identifies problems and communicates to immediate supervisor. VI. Departmental Workflow: Consistently maintains area workflow of the Ultrasound Department insuring maximized production and productivity.a. Functions productively, responsibly and exhibits adaptability with the team. Positively demonstrates VALUES of North Oaks Health System. Plans and prioritizes work while maintaining positive performance.b. Demonstrates a complete working knowledge of all equipment within the department.c. Performs all Ultrasound procedures. Demonstrates anatomy under investigation through proper patient positioning and administers contrast media according to the department policy and procedure manual. Obtains patient history and clinical data for correlation with the scans.d. Maintains necessary inventory of supplies for assigned room, rotating stock in an orderly fashion, and eliminating outdated items.e. Ensures all equipment is in good working condition.f. Works closely with scheduling to insure departmental schedule is maximized.g. Responsible for the daily operations of the Diagnostic Radiology department. VII. Customer Relations: Consistently maintains an attitude of Cooperation, clear communication, andgiving assistance in a clear courteous manner to all patients, visitors, team members, medical staff, volunteers, and students.a. Communicates pertinent information to all employees and customers in a timely fashion.b. Demonstrates respectful interpersonal relations when dealing with others.c. Reviews physician orders, checking for special instructions from requesting physician, and consults with the radiologist as necessary. Pleasantly greets patients, confirming their identification and introductions. Completely explains examination procedure to the patient and their family if present.d. Customer Satisfaction/Respect for the Individual. Ability to identify those who receive services and/or products within the work environment, including patients, families, visitors, other departments, and all others. Ability to anticipate and meet the needs and expectations of customers.e. Adjust technical factors in proportion to patient and body part being examined while minimizing radiation. Provides radiation protection to patient, staff and self-according to prescribed safety standards.VIII. Other:a. Follows North Oaks Health Systems Compliance Programs and Federal and State RegulatoryGuidelines.b. Performs all other duties as required or requested by the Manager or Directorc. Supports and facilitates the process of providing information to the Radiology Manager andAdministrative Director of Radiology and team members.Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill set, and/or ability required.1. Graduate of a formal accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is required. An appropriate credential in vascular testing either from the ARDMS (RVT) or CCI (RVS) is required. Activecertification by American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in other specialtiesis preferred - (Abdomen, Breast, OBGYN).2. Progressive responsibility in a charge role is preferred in order to have a full understanding ofmedical imaging practices, equipment, maintenance, and functions. Two to three years of progressive management experience is preferred.3. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to provide effective leadership for assigned personnel.4. Analytical skills necessary in order to direct day-to-day operations of the ultrasound modality.Ensure efficient schedules of personnel and respond to equipment malfunctions or team memberrelation problems.5. Completed BCLS certification.