The Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) provides direct supervision to employees performing a variety of duties supporting the Cardiology Noninvasive Laboratory at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA. Other Duties include and are not limited to: Provides technical and administrative supervision, with assistance from the Section Chief, of medical instrument technicians. Creates position descriptions, develops performance standards, ensures clinical competencies, evaluates work performance, conducts performance evaluations, reviews and approves leave, and obtains resources for continuing education of the employees. Informs employees of administrative matters. Assigns work based on clinical priorities and instructs the employees on work to be accomplished. Works with the Section Chief to identify and implement short and long term goals. Responsible for the operation, repair and maintenance, as well as, safety in the use of the equipment in the Noninvasive Cardiac Laboratory. Responsible for managing Echo PAC database system as well as the MUSE ECG system for the VISN. Prepares appropriate workload and production summaries of operations as instructed by the Section Chief. Uses management information systems, office automation systems and processes, computer applications, principles, and techniques in support of the Cardiology Section operations. Maintains a working knowledge of the medical center organization, function and the specific operation of the Cardiology Section. With assistance and guidance from the Section Chief, incumbent uses oral and written communications to prepare and present solutions regarding issues within the Cardiology area based on analysis and evaluation. Maintains effective relationships with Noninvasive Cardiac Laboratory staff, fellow coworkers, other supervisors and representatives. Meets the needs of customers while supporting the medical center and Cardiology Section's mission. Responsible for orientation of the Cardiology Fellows and giving them access to pertinent database systems within the department. Responsible to be credentialed and technically proficient in the performance of noninvasive cardiac procedures including echocardiography and all or some of the following: vascular imaging and diagnostic testing, stress testing, electrocardiography, and ambulatory ECG monitoring. Maintains a practical knowledge and understanding of the principles, theories, techniques and practices appropriate to that of a Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician. Manages Cardiology related activities with assistance of the Section Chief. Demonstrates the skills necessary to provide care/services appropriate to the age of the patients served. Performs all of the noninvasive cardiology procedures including the recording of echocardiogram, electrocardiograms, exercise tolerance testing, and Holter monitoring as required to fulfill patient care responsibilities of the section. Records complex cardiac ultrasound studies and serves as the technical advisor to the cardiac sonographers. Assumes personal responsibility to ensure that all required studies are delivered as dictated by patient care needs Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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