Chief Ultrasound Technologist, FT, OB/GYN, UHealth Kendall

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Job location: Miami, FL


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-30
Req: R100042422
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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Chief Ultrasound Technologist oversees ultrasound technologists and maintains the technical aspects of ultrasound services. This employee acts as a liaison between technologists, physicians, and area support staff. The Chief Ultrasound Technologist suggests equipment modifications, evaluates accuracy and quality of ultrasound images, and performs the duties of an ultrasound technologist.

Performs ultrasound and vascular procedures at a level that requires no supervision of technical detail.

Exercises independent judgment with ingenuity, initiative, and a complete understanding of anatomy, physiology, vascular pathology, and Doppler principles.

Supervises ultrasound and imaging services, including performance or supervision of tests, distribution of test results, and daily management of assigned personnel.

Directs daily administrative duties ensuring budgetary, policy, and performance compliance. Assures efficient workflow of the section to achieve the highest quality care.

Uses the designated Protected Health Information (PHI) systems to perform their functions. Adheres to PHI “minimum necessary” compliance standards at all times.

Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Associate degree in relevant field

Certification and Licensing:

Certification in relevant specialty or field

Experience:

Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
  • Commitment to the University’s core values.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

Department Specific Functions

We are looking to hire a Chief Sonographer with a strong background in Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine. This role will supervise a team of 12 Sonographers across 6 sites and work closely with our Nurse Manager, Practice Manager, and Ultrasound Medical Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Explains procedures to the patient prior to the commencement of the testing and provides patient education related to medical ultrasound.
  • Ensures the appropriate consent and/or declinations are obtained.
  • Conducts ultrasonic diagnostic procedures and records anatomical, pathological and/or physiological data for interpretation by a physician.
  • Assists physician during invasive procedures requiring ultrasound guidance.
  • Notify Patient Access/Practice Manager of additional services performed which require authorization.
  • Maintains proper operation of the ultrasound equipment. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and takes appropriate corrective action. Coordinates the required maintenance as necessary.
  • Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory of ultrasound supplies.
  • Maintain archives/records scans.
  • Oversees and coordinates the ultrasound schedule.
  • Ensures compliance with AIUM ultrasound guidelines.
  • Responsible for orienting new sonographers to practice.
  • Participate in interview process of new employees.
  • Participates in the annual reviews for sonographers at site.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
  • Acts in a non-directive, non-judgmental manner, recognizing an individual’s religious, ethical, and moral opinions/beliefs.
  • Recognizes ethical, legal and professional issues inherent in providing care to pregnant women.
  • Participates in staff development, in-service workshops and educational activities.
  • Performs other assigned duties as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Must have minimum of 5 years experience working as OBGYN/MFM sonographer
  • Must have 3+ years of supervisory/managerial experience
  • Must have ARDMS certificate.
  • Must have AIUM certification.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have excellent communication and leadership skills.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/employment-laws-eo/index.html

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:

Full time

Employee Type:

Staff

Pay Grade:

h87

 

 

 

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Posted: 10/31/2020
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