Steward Health Care System LLC ("Steward") is a fully integrated, physician-led national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the most cost-efficient manner in the communities where our patients live.
Steward - the largest privately held health care company in the U.S. - owns and operates 35 community hospitals across nine states, serves over 1,000 distinct communities and employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. In addition to our hospitals, the Steward provider network includes 4,800 providers, 25 urgent care centers, 87 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, over 7,300 hospital beds under management, and approximately 1.5 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
Steward Medical Group (SMG), Inc. is Steward's multi-specialty group practice with over 4,500 employees including over 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners. SMG operates approximately 450 practice locations throughout Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year.
Under the direction of a cardiologist, performs and initially interprets Senior Cardiac Echo Studies including Two-Dimensional Echo, Doppler and Stress Echo. Also performs services utilizing diagnostic exercise tolerance procedures. Must be able to collaborate and effectively communicate with physicians, peers, technologist, and other health care professionals.
- Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards.
- Prepares patients for Echocardiogram.
- Recognize changes in patients activity (i.e, emergency situations and intervenes appropriately).
- Maintain safe and clean environment for patients and staff.
- Responsible for smooth and orderly function of Echo and Stress Test.
- Works cooperatively and collaboratively with other departments to deliver the most efficient services and resolve problems as observed.
- Maintains monthly statistics to analyze patient volume and practice revenue.
- Maintains all equipment and repair files; arranges and supervises all necessary repairs.
- Assists in purchases process for new equipment.
- Responsible for adherence to the operational and capital budgets.
- Responsible to maintain adequate inventory of supplies and reagents and to ensure efficient use
- Acts as technical resource for medical, nursing and other staff
- Collaborates and effectively communicates with physicians and other healthcare professionals
- Responsible for proper recording of diagnoses for billing purposes.
- Communicates with cardiologists, primary care physicians and other Steward Medical Group departments to facilitate delivery of services.
- Xcelera/Philips database maintenance.
- Delivers all study results to physicians for formal interpretation.
- When necessary telephones results to physicians.
- Monitors schedules to ensure proper time utilization.
- Supports medical practice initiatives for performance improvement.
- Maintains daily activities log.
- Uses and maintains all cardiac ultrasound equipment.
- Informs physicians of abnormal study results which may require immediate response (under direction of cardiologists).
- Takes necessary steps to ensure patient safety and comfort.
- Responsible for overall quality, including Quality control, Quality Improvement and maintaining regulatory compliance according to ICAEL criteria to ensure facility accreditation remains in good standing.
- Performs other duties as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
(Examples: Ability to work independently and take initiative; Good judgment and problem solving skills; Communication skills; Interpersonal and organizational skills; Level of confidentiality)
- Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographerr is required.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
- Detail oriented with strong multi-task abilities.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including customer service skills.
- Ability to operate equipment and provide accurate preliminary interpretation of test results.
- Ability to maintain the safety, integrity and comfort of the patients at all times.
- Ability to follow all department policies and procedures including infection control policies and procedures.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or combination of equivalent education and experience.
- Experience (Type & Length): Five (5) or more years working experience performing Echocardiograms
- Certification/Licensure: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
- Software/Hardware: Strong knowledge in Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
- Other: N/A