Radiology/Imaging - Baystate Health

Req#: R24924
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Radiology/Imaging
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First


Job Responsibilities: 

1) CLINICAL PRACTICE Utilizes the professional code of ethics with patient and family to establish patient and family relationship(s). Possesses exceptional clinical and technical skills to guide the examination resulting in excellent diagnostic quality and mentors colleagues to develop these skills. Subscribes to ultrasound professional journal and utilizes knowledge of current trends and existing research to improve the quality of exams and outcomes for the patient population. Writes protocol guidelines for newly recognized testing procedures. Functions as lead preceptor/mentor for colleagues, fellows and ultrasound students and is recognized for expert clinical skills by peers and physicians. Following ARDMS, ASE, and SVU guidelines, develops and maintains structured training and educational guidelines for new hires, cardiac fellows, and ultrasound students. Develops documentation tool to track outcomes (volumes) and competencies for sign-off by the medical director.

2) CLINICAL PRACTICE cont. Works with the physician responsible for the cardiac fellow training to assure the educational plan works in tandem with the goals of the fellowship program. Coordinates training and orientation for new hires, cardiac fellows, and ultrasound students. Communicates action plan to peers and physicians to assure consistency in training and education. Meets with peers and trainee on a weekly basis to review/discuss progress, achievement of competencies, and any clinical areas requiring additional assistance. Reviews volumes to assure that each student is meeting the requirements. Possess a comprehensive understanding of heart and vascular and thoracic anatomy, heart and vascular pathophysiology, hemodynamics and embryology. Uses this knowledge to educate peers, students and cardiac fellows.

3) CLINICAL PRACTICE cont. Demonstrates excellence in knowledge and understanding of ultrasound physics, instrumentation, tissue characteristics, and measurements of blood flow, including the biological effects of ultrasound. Familiar with other types of diagnostic tests (i.e., clinical laboratory tests, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac catheterization) and be able to integrate heart and vascular ultrasound results with the results of such other tests. Annually reviews and updates policy and procedures in the heart and vascular lab to assure that the policy and procedure manual accurately reflects current practice. Participates in annual evaluation process by providing evidence based input relating to clinical skill level and performance of peers. Is sensitive to cultural differences and considers their impact on care and incorporates culturally sensitive interventions using consultation and resources. Knowledge of developmental stages for all age groups.

4) HEALTHCARE TEAM RELATIONSHIPS Possesses leadership qualities as demonstrated by observed interaction with peers, students and physicians. Role models effective delegation and negotiation skills within the health care team. Actively participates in staff meetings and discussions regarding departmental and practice issues. Serves as a change agent by promoting and displaying a positive demeanor and attitude during times of change and/or challenging situations. Maintains individual productivity and promotes workgroup effectiveness.

5) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Collaborates with department leadership to establish educational activities. Works beyond department to assist/participate in educational activities of the cardiac service line. Actively seeks and is receptive to honest feedback from multidisciplinary healthcare team in ways to improve overall quality of care. Registered in at least 1 of the following modalities: adult echocardiography, pediatric echocardiography and/or vascular ultrasound through ARDMS AND practices at least 1 of the above listed modalities. Utilizes QA data/outcomes to identify knowledge deficits and implement action plan to assure relevancy of current educational process. Coordinates the collection and review of exams for submission to ICAEL/ICAVL for accreditation. Coordinates QA data collection as outlined by ICAEL/ICAVL. Performs applicable volumes to maintain competency: 300 echocardiograms per year, 300 vascular exams per year, and 100 stress echocardiograms per year.

6) SERVICE EXCELLENCE Registered in at least 1 of the following modalities: adult echocardiography, pediatric echocardiography and/or vascular ultrasound through ARDMS AND demonstrates regional coverage flexibility and/or interdepartmental modality flexibility.

Required Work Experience: 

1) None

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) None Listed

Skills and Competencies: 

1) None Listed

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GED or HiSET (Required)


Basic Cardiac Life Support – American Heart Association, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer – American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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