Manager of the Echocardiography Lab

Nemours - Wilmington, DE

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

Serving as a Health Care Professional with primary responsibility for leadership and management of patient focused echocardiography service providing high quality patient care within a pre-determined budget. Responsible for the day to day operations of echocardiography services. Works collaboratively with the education and telemedicine coordinators to improve lab services. Responsible for participating in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Nemours Foundation. Hires, supervises and evaluates the staff of the echocardiography service. Additional responsibilities include scheduling patients, patient care activities and maintenance of the Echocardiographic procedures/policies.

Essential Functions:
Complete echocardiographic examinations on inpatients and outpatients; including 2D, M-Mode and Doppler studies: Transthoracic, Fetal, Transesophageal and Intracardiac echocardiograms under the direction of the Medical Director of the Echocardiography Lab. Responsible for completing preliminary report of findings on studies performed and timely completion of EMR processes. Provides age and developmental appropriate care to infants, children and adolescents. Provides clinical assistance to cardiologists. Responds to and provides direction during crises and emergency situations. Assumes responsibility for the coordination and integration of interdepartmental and intradepartmental services
Provides leadership and direction to patient care team members in accordance with organizational goals. Responsible for the patient care delivered by sonographers and provides advice and guidance to other health care providers. Makes sound decisions, implements strategies and evaluates outcomes. Provides management and leadership of other patient care units within the Cardiac Center when necessary. Acts as change agent. Supports attendance at continuing education programs/seminars within budgetary constraints.
Assists in the budgeting process and cost accounting procedures for echocardiography services. Works with telemedicine coordinator and lab director for coordination of equipment and supply purchase within the echocardiography service. Negotiates equipment and supply pricing with assistance of telemedicine coordinator and purchasing. Responsible for the economical utilization and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
Ensures the continuous assessment and improvement of quality patient care. Ensures the safety of patients and employees by providing sufficient training on all equipment and procedures and maintaining clinical proficiency of all staff and maintains documentation of such.
Responsible for development of patient-focused unit(s) budget. Assures patient-focused unit(s) deliver quality within budgetary guidelines. Works with staff to coordinate care with health care providers of all disciplines to achieve patient care goals. Assesses and evaluates patient care needs, personnel needs and departmental needs to increase productivity of the unit. Reconciles echocardiography studies done to charges entered into EMR. Maintenance of accurate patient log and database
Provides leadership and direction for interviewing and selection of patient care team members. Prepares and conducts employee performance after probationary period and annually. Participates in the guidance and counseling of employee work performance.
Plans echocardiography schedule with 24-hour call coverage. Enters echosonographers' time into Kronos.
Interprets and enforces hospital and departmental policies, provides information for standards review and revision. Attends daily huddles and holds staff accountable to same.
Develops, supports, and facilitates hospital direction and goals.Contributes to professional growth and development of patient care team by identifying educational resources and opportunities with regard to echosonography services to patients. Applies supervisory skills in a fair, consistent, and objective manner
Collaborates with patient care team to monitor, evaluate and improve the patient care delivery system to increase customer satisfaction and echosonography productivity. Assumes responsibilities for the echosonography Quality Assurance program; initiates changes in delivery of care in accordance with results of QA monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the change process. Assists in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures and new services.

Additional Requirement:
Associated Degree required

RDCS/RDMS/BLS; Bachelor's pref

5 plus years of experience required.

Must have previous Management Experience

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.