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The University of Miami Health System at Doral has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Cardiac Ultrasound Technologist with a hire date of June 2024.

The University of Miami Health System will soon open the second phase to our state-of-the-art facility in Downtown Doral that serves as a western hub for our distinguished regional network of ambulatory services. This 160,000 square foot expansion will continue to bring world-class academic medicine, cutting-edge technology, and innovative treatment options to the rapidly growing Doral community. UHealth at Doral will have services through the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and the Desai Sethi Urology Institute, as well as specialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, dermatology, and more. The expansion will provide residents with innovative, specialized medical services in the heart of their community. Once complete, UHealth at Doral will have 8 operating rooms, 3 endoscopy procedure rooms, 33 cancer treatment bays, over 60 multidisciplinary exam rooms, and supporting ancillary services like imaging, lab, and respiratory therapy. UHealth at Doral will open in September, 2024.

Searches for abnormalities in blood flow sounds, heart rhythm, oxygen saturation, and the appearance of the heart. Positions patients and explains procedures. Performs quality control functions. Evaluates ultrasounds for diagnostic quality. Prepares and sets up medical supplies using aseptic techniques. Develops ultrasound film and matches it with the appropriate paperwork for interpretation. Assists with the maintenance and compilation of statistical data. Provides training to new and student cardiac ultrasound technologists. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Coordinate scheduling and patient flow with Chief Tech for interdepartmental procedures. Independently performs per protocol all Cardiac Ultrasounds complete with contrast, agitated saline, including Stress echoes, Metabolic Stress echoes. Assist with the education and training of new Cardiac Ultrasound techs, fellows, physicians. Assist Cardiologists in developing new protocols and Cardiac Ultrasound imaging techniques that are unique to facility. Participate in research initiatives and imaging per research protocols. Monitor charging of Cardiac Ultrasound procedures and supplies daily to ensure correctness. Obtains and examines the order for a Cardiac Ultrasound exam; to be aware of information such as requests, clinical information, patient’s condition and any other special notes or comments. Ensures that orders are appropriate to the type of exam recommended by physician. Notifies supervisor of any discrepancies and/or contacts physician’s office for correct orders if necessary. Verify the patient’s ID by checking their name and date of birth on electronic medical record and patient’s wristband. Always obtain necessary consents and education. Perform complex specialized tasks associated with the operation of Cardiac Ultrasound scanners and related equipment in accordance with IAC standards of practice Ability to integrate diagnostic, laboratory results, patient history and medical records and adapt exam as necessary. Adheres to Cardiac Ultrasound protocols to maintain high quality standards. Consistently demonstrates complete competence in performing Cardiac Ultrasound scans as ordered. As required during a procedure, assists positioning patients in required anatomical position for display of body for Cardiac Ultrasound scans using immobilization and protective equipment as necessary. Maintain proper aseptic technique utilizing universal precaution guidelines (hand washing, gloves, gown, mask, eye protection and equipment disinfection). Independently complete procedures per protocol, starting IV's, and injecting contrast, when applicable. Assist Cardiologist with interventional Cardiac Ultrasound procedures. Evaluate Cardiology Ultrasound scans for technical quality, appropriate measurements and labels. transmit to PACS, prepare preliminary reports and place Cardiac study for reading Charge procedures and supplies in UChart/Radiant. Maintain accurate patient records by accurate placement in electronic record Provide assistance with orientation and training to new Cardiac Ultrasound technologists. Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions. Applies physical age-specific and/or developmental care needs of patients according to their documented physical/development requirement by competency validation checklist:

Adolescents

Adults

Geriatric

Challenged/Disabled

Performs basic nursing functions in the patient’s care i.e., assists with bedpans, emesis basins, etc. Assumes care for physical and psychological needs of the patient during scanning procedures; initiates life support measures for patients if necessary; assists in “Code Blue” procedure during medical emergencies. Performs CPR as needed. Keeps work area in a clean and sanitary condition and stocks exam/dressing rooms with required supplies. Provides on call coverage. Reports unusual findings in a timely manner to appropriate Cardiologist /Supervisory personnel. Abide by to hospital/department HR policies. Adheres to any regulatory body guidelines governing modality including but not limited to: Joint Commission, AHCA, ACR, FL DOH and FDA/MQSA. Assist with the day-to-day operations within the department.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

High School diploma or equivalent. Graduate of a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

Certification and Licensing:

ARDMS registered. ARDMS

CCI- RCS

CPR and BLS certification required.

Experience:

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience (preferred)

Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:
• Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
• Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
• Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
• Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
• Commitment to the University’s core values.
• Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
• Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office).

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:
Full time

Employee Type:
Staff

Pay Grade:
H11
Miami FL United States

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