Job Posting #890386
Position: Ultrasound Education & Practice Lead
Site: All sites (UHN, Mt. Sinai, & WCH)
Department: Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI)
Reports to: Education & Practice Lead
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: 43.29 to 54.12 per hour
Status: Permanent Full Time
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An integral member of the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI), the Ultrasound Education & Practice Lead assumes oversight of professional practice, policy, and staff education considerations within sonography. This includes being accountable to maintaining relationships and close collaboration with operational ultrasound leadership (manager and supervisors), interprofessional colleagues (radiologist division head), and other stakeholders within JDMI and at the broader organizational and professional level. The role involves high level support of optimization and standardization (where relevant) of policy and practice across ultrasound, aligning with other modalities where appropriate, and informing and guiding the work of the Ultrasound Practice Resource(s). It will also involve leading the Technologist Image Quality Peer Learning Program at the modality level, including Quality Rounds, under the oversight of the Manager, Education & Practice. Finally, the Ultrasound Education & Practice Lead will serve as a champion and mentor for research and academic practice within the modality, leading process improvement and knowledge translation while also enlisting necessary resources and support for other staff to do the same.
The Education & Practice Lead must demonstrate high standards of clinical practice knowledge, skill, and patient care, while also maintaining comprehensive knowledge of aligned policies and practices across JDMI partner sites (both locally and at the corporate level). It is expected that the Education & Practice Lead will participate in academic and professional growth/development activities, courses and programs and also to develop mechanisms to support other staff in engaging in such activities. Seen as a leader within the broader medical imaging team, the Education & Practice Lead will both lead and participate in quality initiatives and program development across the JDMI partner hospitals, considering staff needs while maintaining clinical operational workflows and processes. The Education & Practice Lead will perform cross-functional duties consistent with job classification, as required.
Demonstrates high standards of clinical practice knowledge, skill, and judgement.
Appreciates the current guiding practice legislation and best practice frameworks.
Fosters and informs a safe, supportive, and enriching interprofessional learning environment for clinical learners across professional groups.
Fosters and informs an environment where staff are empowered to be appropriately equipped to provide safe and competent care through relevant training.
Demonstrates and fosters appropriate practical and pedagogical approaches to adult teaching and learning.
Collaborates with relevant partners within JDMI to integrate best practice in ultrasound
Collaborates with relevant partners outside of JDMI to optimize aligned and informed experiences and opportunities in clinical education.
Maintains records relating to professional practice and education.
Recognizes and addresses opportunities for innovation and growth related to staff education
Champions opportunities for academic engagement and growth amongst staff.
Identifies and mentors staff in academic pursuits that advance ultrasound priorities, Medical Imaging, and/or broader JDMI partner sites.
Initiates and engages in relevant continuous quality improvement (CQI) to address identified operational or programmatic challenges as they relate to best practice.
Oversees the Technologist Image Quality Peer Learning Program for ultrasound.
Performs cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested.
Works in compliance of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations, reporting hazards, deficiencies and contravention’s of the Act, in a timely manner.
At minimum, completion of a masters degree in medical imaging, education, leadership, health services, related to medical imaging or practice or recognized equivalent required.
At minimum, over 4-6 years of practical and related experience required
Certification with the [Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists OR Sonography Canada] required
Current registration in good standing with the College of Medical Radiation Technologist of Ontario (CMRTO) required
Current registration with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) [and/or Sonography Canada] preferred
Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) program, level II: Basic Rescuer certification, required
Word processing skills on a PC, required
Cross-sectional Anatomy course, preferred
Contrast injection course, preferred
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
POSTED DATE: December 16, 2021 CLOSING DATE: Until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.