The Senior Technologist- Echocardiography is an echocardiography technologist and in addition to regular duties and responsibilities of an echocardiography technologist is responsible for the overall technical quality in the modality. The Senior Technologist is responsible to ensure excellent image quality in the modality as well as overall quality of care in a patient and family focused environment. This position plays an important role in achieving excellence in patient satisfaction. This role is also required to stay up to date on the latest technical and legislative advancements pertaining to the specific modality as well as maintaining an up to date modality specific imaging protocols.
It is expected that this individual spends 90% of their time as a technologist and 10% of their time dedicated to the responsibilities of this role.
- Perform echocardiograms.
- Actively participate in the daily departmental quality assurance program.
- Works with physicians, other healthcare professionals and departments within the hospital to provide complete patient care.
- Optimizes the processes and quality of images provided.
- Maintain current knowledge of legislation pertaining to Echocardiography; act as a technical resource providing clinical expertise for the modality
- Follow-up on outstanding and unreported cases for the modality and work to resolve rejected OHIP cases
- Research latest advancements pertaining to the modality and make recommendations to the Manager and Patient Care Coordinator
- Ensure standards are maintained as set out by CorHealth
- Ensure necessary inventory and supplies for the modality are maintained at required and established par levels and elimination of expired products
- Ensure protocols are current and maintained in collaboration with the Cardiology lead as well as ensuring quality is maintained in the form of audits
- Create an environment that promotes continuous quality improvement to achieve established clinical benchmarks and outcomes that incorporates evidence based best practice
- Foster relationships with the clinical team including physicians and across the organization
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and compliance with, responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, regulations and the organizations’ health and safety plans, policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of a recognized echocardiography program.
- Previous experience in a hospital setting required Minimum 5 years of related work experience preferred.
- Previous leadership within an Echocardiography department preferred
- Registration in Good Standing with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), required.
- Registration in Good Standing with the College of Medical Radiation and imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO), required.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently, self-directed and can effectively lead clinical inter- professional teams
- Well-developed ability to organize daily departmental activities and priorities
- Demonstrates commitment to professional development and learning
- Current BCLS certification.
- Experience in TEE examinations is an asset.
- Demonstrated proficiency in digital image acquisition.
- Demonstrates excellence in interpersonal, communication, coaching, mentoring and team building skills that facilitate positive interactions among all members of the health care team.
- Possesses highly developed analytical, problem solving, critical thinking skills
- Demonstrates a strong patient and customer focused philosophy in all interactions
- Possess the ability to introduce and effectively facilitate change
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, support and critical analysis in stressful, complex clinical and emotional situations
- Communicates effectively using timely, appropriate written, verbal and non-verbal means
- Utilizes effective listening skills to maximize understanding of issues.
- Proven ability to work within a computerized environment
- Proven attendance record.
- Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.
- Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
- Effectively uses empathy in interactions with others.
- Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.
- Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.
- Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.
- This position is being represented by OPSEU
Mackenzie Health is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.