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The incumbent will assist with supervision of cardiac EKG/MUSE software techs and cardiac sonographers. The incumbent will assist with evaluating new products and equipment and making recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations; participating as an instructor in the facility's clinical training program.
This position comprises of approximately 30-40% administrative duties and 60-70% clinical duties.
The lead Echo MIT will assist in planning programs at affiliated medical centers and satellite outpatient clinics. Typically these duties include assisting with assigning and evaluating the work of subordinate staff, resolving problems which may interfere with patient examination or treatment; providing echocardiography technician services in more complex and non-standard cases; evaluating new products and equipment and making recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations; participating as an instructor in the facility's clinical training program; making recommendations and decisions on selections on new MITs; taking disciplinary action when necessary; and identifying educational or training needs.
1. Advanced knowledge of complex and non-standard treatment and examination procedures and techniques.
2. Ability to plan and assist in the establishment of a completely integrated treatment and examination program.
3. Ability to evaluate new products and equipment and make recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations.
4. Ability to perform complex procedures such as cardiac studies of the four chambers of the heart using sector scanning techniques to detect stenotic and incompetent valves, chamber enlargement, and pericardial effusion and cardiovascular studies deriving pressure gradients across obstructed valves, etc.
5. Ability to perform complementary ultrasonic examinations (including noninvasive) transthoracic echocardiography, Bubble studies and contrast echocardiography (invasive), stress echocardiography, and transesophageal echocardiography.
6. Ability to adapt transducer positioning, instrument controls, and examination techniques to the individual patient being studied and the problem being evaluated including recognizing pertinent abnormalities and documenting abnormal findings.
7. Ability to interact with patients explaining procedures and positioning and prepping the patient for procedure.
8. Ability to follow policy for sterilization process for TEE probes.
9. Ability to complete diagnostic studies ordered by and in collaboration with physician on all tours of duty with minimal or no direct supervision; coordinates appointments/ workload according to appropriateness of patients/ staffing.
10. Ability to accept verbal orders and record entries into the patient's medical record for the procedure performed
11. Ability to manage the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (which would include fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget.
12. Knowledge of and ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluation; selection of staff; and recommendation of awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions.
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
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