Echocardiography Technician - PRN - Ahoskie, NC

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Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Part Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital is a 114-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Ahoskie, NC. The 15-bed ER serves approximately 21,000 patients per year from the local community and surrounding towns. This modern facility provides a wide range of health services to its 39,000 residents in the four-county area.

Ahoskie, NC is ideally located an hour from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and two hours from Raleigh, Richmond, Williamsburg, and the beautiful Outer Banks of NC. Ahoskie offers a moderate cost of living, a strong sense of community, and a temperate climate and location to support a variety of year round outdoor activities, such as boating, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and golf.

Responsibilities

  • Continually seeks to improve quality of services provided and actively participates in unit-based as well as hospital and/or Vidant Health-based quality initiatives.

  • Demonstrates financial stewardship by carefully and responsibly assisting in the management of the financial well-being of our organization through submission and implementation of cost-saving ideas, avoidance of waste in supply use, adherence to staffing matrixes and effective time management and prioritization.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service appropriate to patient population.

  • Assess the appropriateness of prescribed procedure by acquiring and evaluating clinical data.

  • Responsible for the clinical/technical direction and day-to-day operations of the department and performing echocardiography procedures.

  • Manages and monitors the departmental services (clinical), performance improvement and clinical outcomes.

  • Accountable for assisting with developing the departmental budget and managing expenses according to budget requirements.

  • Maintains current knowledge of VROA and Vidant Health policies and external agency regulations (EMTALA, JCAHO, DFS, HIPAA, etc.) and assures operational compliance with policies.

  • Participates in life-support activities as required.

  • Demonstrate use and application of the AIDET model for communication (every patient, every family, every time).

  • Provides/records all patient and family education in patient medical record.

  • Uses universal precautions appropriately and performs proper handwashing between each patient.

  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information.

  • Uses department “scripts” to effectively communicate with other departments, patients, families, coworkers and students in person or over the phone.

  • Demonstrates safe operation of all equipment in compliance with department policy, safety, disinfection, infection control and quality control standards.

  • As directed by the supervisor may have additional responsibility.

  • Demonstrates effective computer skills for electronic charting, billing.

  • Participates in Inservice Education, Patient Rounds/Conferences and obtains 24 education contact hours per year.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing growth and self-development by independently seeking learning opportunities throughout employment at VROA.

  • Actively participates on Echocardiography Action Team of own choosing.

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of Echocardiography program.

  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer or eligible with RDCS credentialing obtained within 3 months from hire date or registry eligibility status.

  • Current BLS, if not current at time of hire, must complete within first 6 months of employment and maintain.

  • Advanced Life support certification, if not current at time of hire, must complete and maintain within first 6 months of employment.

Other Information

  • This is a prn (on an as needed basis) position. Must be able to work all shifts including days, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Resume recommended.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Gloria Jones, Recruiter

Email: gloria.jones@vidanthealth.com

Tel: (252) 209-3390

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