Schedule: Full-Time 40 hours, days. Monday - Friday, 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sign-on Bonus: $5,000
- The Lead Technologist in Ultrasound is involved in hands on patient care. In addition to the principal duties and responsibilities of a staff sonographer, the Lead Technologist will assist the Ultrasound Supervisor to coordinate the daily operations of the ultrasound department and facilitate excellence in patient care.
- The Lead Sonographer will maintain a strong collaborative relationship with the Ultrasound Supervisor, department and hospital leadership, ordering providers, interpreting radiologists and staff sonographers.
- The Lead Ultrasonographer will also participate in the orientation and instruction of new sonographers and students
- Performs all staff sonographer duties as assigned and required. Ensures that all exams are performed according to department quality standards and made available for interpretation in a timely fashion. Enters the appropriate charges and exam data into the hospital and department information systems accurately for all exams.
- Works with US supervisor and medical director to coordinate patient flow on a daily basis. Fills in for US supervisor as requested. Assists clerical and support staff as necessary.
- Performs quality control checks for exams and equipment as established by the division. Possesses a thorough knowledge of equipment operations, imaging techniques, protocols, and equipment troubleshooting. Identifies equipment problems and communicates to immediate supervisor.
- Works with the Ultrasound Supervisor to ensure that imaging standards are in accordance with AIUM standards.
- Monitors adherence to safety policies established within the hospital and department.
- Actively involved in ongoing Quality Improvement Projects within the department/modality, such as hand hygiene audits, c-list, patient satisfaction, safe/ergonomic work practices and education.
- Remain knowledgeable with new technology developments, protocol changes and clinical advancements. Assumes a leading role in ensuring the success and quality of all exams.
- Participates in orientation and instruction of various personnel and sonography students. Assists with the facilitation of the ongoing development of all staff within ultrasound.
- Collaborates with affiliated college-based sonography programs to facilitate a clinical learning experience for student sonographers. Evaluates and assists with student-performed exams. Provides feedback to college and students according to program policies.
- Maintains effective working relations and communication with divisional, departmental, and hospital personnel. Recommends changes to the protocol that would improve the overall quality and care for the patient.
- Maintains availability of supplies and inventory as assigned. Ensures all expendable products are within safe use periods.
- Works with Ultrasound Supervisor to adjust staffing schedules as needed.
- In conjunction with the Ultrasound Supervisor and technologists, assumes shifts not covered. Remains flexible to shift coverage situations.
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital offers comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a designated Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a recognition that fewer than nine percent of all US hospitals receive.
At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, we believe that everyone should have the chance to live a healthy life. From creating breakthroughs that have paved the way for treatments around the globe to training the next generation of providers, our patients, and those we may never meet, are at the center of everything we do. If you're looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.Qualifications
- 2-4 years clinical experience preferred
- Must have graduated from an AMA accredited Ultrasound Program. .
- Associates Degree required. Bachelor's Degree preferred
- Must hold and maintain a current ARDMS certification in Ultrasound, with preference toward a secondary and/or tertiary advanced certification that supports department operations and practice (e.g. obstetrics/gynecology; breast).
- Must hold and maintain a current BLS/CPR.
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospitalis an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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