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Title: Supervisor, Ultrasound
Department: Diagnostic Imaging/Ultrasound LC
Requisition #: 200579
Posting Date: 11/08/2019
Location: HealthAlliance, Leominster Campus & Clinton Campus
HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital is part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. Serving northern central Massachusetts, we are committed to improving the health of people through excellence in care and comprehensive health services.
Promoting healthy lifestyle habits, we serve as a role model by having a tobacco and smoke free campus and hiring nicotine free employees. By exploring careers with us, you are committed to giving your best to our patients, our community and everyone working on our HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital Care Team. Whatever your career choice, know that at HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital you can make a difference.
The Supervisor, Ultrasound oversees the day-to-day activities of the Ultrasound area.
The Supervisor is responsible for the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment for the performance of all dynamic ultrasound imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring direct supervision.
Directs and supervises assigned personnel including performance evaluations, scheduling, orientation, and training. Makes recommendations on employee hires, transfers, promotions, salary changes, discipline, terminations, and similar actions. Resolves grievances and other personnel problems within position responsibilities.
Recommends and assists in managing budgets for the areas managed.
Coordinates the assignment of tasks for the efficient utilization of available resources.
Provides effective direction, guidance, and leadership over the staff for effective teamwork and motivation.
Obtains scans per physician orders in an efficient, timely manner, according to departmental policy and procedures.
Prepares, utilizes and operates ultrasound equipment, supplies and rooms according to departmental policies and procedures.
Follows sterile techniques according to hospital policy.
Checks equipment for proper functioning prior to patient examination.
Greets patients politely and efficiently.
Clearly explains procedures to patients in English and observes patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
Seeks out Interpreter Services if needed.
Gathers and records patient history. Assesses patient's ability to withstand procedure.
Obtains, reviews and completes patient consent forms prior to starting procedures.
Perform sonographic examinations using equipment and techniques specific to the modality, anatomy, pathology, physiology and area of interest requested. Positions patient on examining table to ensure a quality diagnostic image is produced.
Monitors video display of area being scanned and adjusts density or contrast to improve picture quality.
Reviews and evaluates images or computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
Dates, labels and marks images accurately and sends to PACS according to departmental policy.
Records, processes and maintains patient data.
Presents cases to a radiologist for review.
Follows all Quality Control policies and procedures for compliance with departmental, local, state and federal regulations.
Collaborates with other medical team and administrative staff members, such as physicians and nurses, to conduct special procedures or complete administrative duties.
Arranges for scheduled maintenance and minor emergency repairs on ultrasound equipment, or informs manager of problems with equipment or supplies.
Performs all duties with strict adherence to and compliance with government regulations, hospital policies and procedures, and safety guidelines.
Responsible for overseeing that all staff credentials are up to date. Maintains documentation for continuing education credits, CPR and other training, registration and licensure.
Rotates through call schedule as required.
Meets established productivity standards.
Facilitates and promotes the sharing of knowledge and content throughout departments.
Takes responsibility for ensuring that all work outcomes satisfy the UMass Memorial Health System True North.
The individual must support the mission, vision, and goals of HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital and serve as a role model for CARES values.
Adheres to change control processes.
Participates in cross training to optimize department resources.
Demonstrates excellent attendance and actively participates in a variety of meetings and training sessions as required.
Demonstrates a friendly, responsive, service-minded attitude to all internal and external customers.
Communicates ideas effectively. Shares information and keeps others properly informed. Gives, and is open to useful feedback.
Adheres to the HealthAlliance Hospital Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards and dress code.
Complies with established environment of care/safety policies and procedures and all health and safety requirements.
Maintains and fosters an organized, clean and safe work environment.
Contributes to the development and application of process improvements.
Maintains a collaborative, team relationship with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the group's achievement of goals and to help foster a positive work environment.
Attends staff meetings and in-service programs as required or directed. Keeps current with hospital and unit changes by reading communication boards and/or books, bulletin boards, posted notices and reads and responds to e mails on a regular basis.
Practices cost containment and fiscal responsibility through the efficient use of supplies, equipment, time, etc.
Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives.
Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.
Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.
Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.
Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
All responsibilities are essential job functions.
Ability to direct, lead and motivate staff.
Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, basic principles of diagnostic medical ultrasound, patient care and preparation, legal and ethical aspects of ultrasonographic practice, departmental protocols, and diagnostic protocols.
Outstanding oral communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to explain procedures and results to patients while keeping them safe, relaxed and comfortable.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to keep accurate and detailed written notes for charts and other documentation.
Strong mathematical and scientific skills to analyze information.
Ability to operate ultrasound scanning equipment and probes.
Ability to follow procedures and policies.
Ability to process, review and evaluate images or computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
Ability to record, process and maintain detailed and accurate patient data, and medical histories. Prepares all documentation in a timely manner.
Ability to work effectively collaborate with medical staff, personnel, students, and patients.
Ability to read, write and speak clearly in English.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Completion of and graduation from a formal ultrasound technology program in an AMA-approved school.
A minimum of 4 years clinical ultrasound experience plus lead or supervisory experience.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC. :
Certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or eligible. Must be CPR certified and keep certification current
Unless certification, licensure or registration is required, an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description may be substituted for the above requirements.
Department-specific competencies, including age-specific competencies and their measurements will be developed and maintained in the individual departments. The competencies will be maintained and attached to the departmental job description. Responsible managers will review competencies with position incumbents.
Standards of Respect:
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