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Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) Supervisory - External

Company: VA Boston Healthcare System
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

*Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) Supervisory - External*Individuals at this level plan and direct programs at affiliated medical centers and satellite outpatient clinics and have full supervisory responsibility for a large staff of non-supervisory personnel and at least one subordinate team leader or supervisor.*Work Schedule: *Full Time, Mon-FriIndividuals in this assignment assume full administrative and professional responsibility for planning and directing the work of subordinate technicians. Typically these duties include assigning and evaluating the work of subordinate staff; providing Echocardiography Technician services in more complex cases; reviewing and making recommendations regarding new and emerging procedures; providing instruction and training to new staff; interviewing candidatesfor positions; recommending selections, advancements, promotions; evaluating performance; taking disciplinary action when necessary; and identifying educational or training needs.Some duties include but are not limited to:* Participatinge as an instructor in the facility's clinical training program; make final decisions onselections based on recommendations from supervisors or leads; evaluate performance and complete monthly Sonographer Peer Reviews. Will review 3-5 studies performed by each sonographer on at minimum, a quarterly basis for protocol accuracy and technical competency.* Supervising the technical performance and protocol adherence of all sonographers as needed on a daily basis.* Taking disciplinary action when necessary, enforce lab policies on performance, punctuality and efficiency, and make necessary interventions when needed.* Identifying educational and training needs of individual sonographers and the staff as a whole. Training should include education on specific clinical pathologies and corresponding protocol adjustments as well as education on new echo advancements, techniques and emerging technology.* Monitoring VA and CME training requirements for all subordinates.* Coordinating Quality Assurance for the Technicians and Physicians to maintain accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for the Echo Lab. This involves coordinating with lab physician, to conduct a quarterly meeting assessing lab quality control, including results correlation with cardiac cath and CMR and inter-reader reliability.* Performing, supervising, and providing technical advice regarding all procedures performed in the Echo labs.* Scheduling patients, completing encounters, maintaining and reporting lab statistics. The technician will be responsible for assuring that all patient's will be scheduled within 48 hours, all inpatients are read within 24 hours and emergent cases are dealt with promptly.* Building and maintaining an Access Database for collecting and updating data for clinical projects. This includes creating forms and tables, entering data and running queries as needed.* Creating lab reports using Vista and Crystal Reports with Xcelera to monitor lab productivity and study accuracy, including checking incomplete encounters and consults, assessing patient wait time, report accuracy, scheduling turn around and study scanning turnaround time.* Evaluating new products and equipment and make recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations and he/she will need to select appropriate clinical software and hardware to assure that the lab utilizes relevant new technology.* Learning to use new software and hardware as they are acquired through coordination with vendors and other education sources. The technician will also be responsible for coordinating and running in-services within the lab to orient the staff to new acquisitions.Basic Requirements:* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.* Registration by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) or by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) is highly desirable. Basic Cardiac Life Support(BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable.* Advanced knowledge of complex and non-standard treatment and examination procedures and techniques.* Ability to plan and assist in the establishment of a completely integrated treatment and examination program.* Ability to evaluate new products and equipment and make recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations.* 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.* 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.*Salary: * $87,650 $113,948 per year*Benefits: * A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a Federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your Federal career very rewarding. Click this link for more Federal Benefits information: _https://www.Vacareers.Va.Gov/Benefits/EmploymentBenefits_*Apply through USAJOBS at: *https://www.Usajobs.Gov/job/699206700*\ *Please note: R--sum**-- Reminder: *Your r--sum-- *_must include_* the following information each job listed, or your r--sum-- will not be considered:* Job title* Duties (be as detailed as possible)* Month & year/end dates (e.G. June 2007 to April 2008)* Full-time or part-time (include hours worked per week)Please be aware that your answers well be verified against information provided on your r--sum--. Be sure that your r--sum-- clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail.VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury Division, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132VA Boston Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, sex, pregnancy, or conditions related to pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs. Members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.E., medical, religious or pregnancy). Additional information is available to applicants during the recruitment process.Job Type: Full-timePay: $87,650.00 $113,948.00 per yearBenefits:* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Disability insurance* Employee assistance program* Employee discount* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceSchedule:* Monday to FridayWork Location: One location

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