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The Ultrasound Supervisor functions as a highly experienced sonographer, working under the delegated authority of the physician director, and is responsible for the overall daily management of the sonography department at Michigan Medicine's Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center (FDTC). The Ultrasound Supervisor's role and responsibilities extend beyond those of a staff sonographer and are focused on providing leadership to ensure the delivery of safe and efficient patient care. The Ultrasound Supervisor's activities are performed in accordance with facility policies and procedures and applicable professional standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervision and Management
Full-time, weekday presence at the FDTC to ensure that the ultrasound unit is running appropriately. Flexibility present regarding four-day or five-day workweek.
Responsible for creating sonographer schedules.
Responsible for reviewing FDTC patient schedules on a weekly basis, in collaboration with the FDTC Director and clerical team, to ensure adequate volume and distribution of patients and sonographers.
Work collaboratively with the FDTC clerical team, genetic counselors, Michigan Medicine practices and referral practices to ensure appropriate scheduling of patients.
Ensure sonographer compliance with clinical and operational protocols, policies, and procedures.
Ensure sonographer compliance with vacation and leave of absence submissions in a timely manner according to the protocols in place.
Ensure that sonographers have timely access to equipment, supplies, and logistical support.
Proficiency with database management (MiChart and ViewPoint).
Ensure that all staff meet appropriate certification and accreditation standards.
Responsible for addressing performance issues in accordance with facility policy and procedure with a friendly and non-judgmental approach after a discussion with the FDTC Director/Administrative Manager.
Provide general supervision and evaluation of junior sonographers with acquiring images (as needed) and finalizing a good quality ultrasound report. Similar support for MFM fellows in-training is expected.
Provide general supervision and re-scanning support to the FDTC sonographer staff, MFM fellows, and patients. This includes specific unit assistance during standing physician meeting times.
Plan orientation and training of new sonographers, MFM fellows and ancillary staff in collaboration with the FDTC Director.
Exercise responsibility for sonography team building, morale, and performance.
Provide leadership and direction in developing new approaches for patient care services.
Provide direction and guidance for departmental workflow and operations.
Responsible for monitoring sonographer attendance to educational activities and monthly productivity according to the Department?s expectations.
Provide oversight of clinical placement and training for student sonographers.
Manage FDTC medical supply stock and orders.
Equipment Use and Maintenance
Ensure that ultrasound equipment is functioning properly.
Provide education and training to sonographers and trainees in the utilization of new equipment features/benefits or scanning techniques.
Responsible for the preventive maintenance program for ultrasound equipment.
Coordinate quality control procedures with Clinical Engineering to determine that ultrasound equipment operates at optimal levels to ensure patient safety.
Serve as liaison for equipment and reporting system vendors, in collaboration with the FDTC Director.
Documentation and Reporting
Document any incidental findings that may impact patient safety or patient care and provide that information to the interpreting physician.
Oversight of the preparation, maintenance, and accuracy of reports, database records, and logs.
Provide oversight for facility imaging archive process and image requests.
Quality Assessment/Quality Improvement, in collaboration with the FDTC Director
Ensure that the sonography examination results meet the facility standard for quality assurance before findings are released for interpretation.
Work with physician team to ensure quality patient care.
Function as a technical or clinical leader/expert in sonography.
Creation, oversight, and implementation of scanning protocols and quality control and improvement activities.
Provide technical, image quality, and accuracy oversight for the assessment of sonography examinations.
Ensure that appropriate accreditation is secured and maintained.
Pursue and maintain cutting-edge technical and clinical updates.
Assist with review and completion of RL incident reports, as appropriate.
Responsible for the mentoring and professional development of staff.
Ensure that staff professional education requirements are met and maintained, including applicable licensure, certification, and/or accreditation standards.
Assist with sonography research projects when possible.
Provide oversight for the staff continuing education program to ensure professional knowledge, expertise, and skills are maintained.
Health Care Team Interaction
Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, administrators, and other members of the health care team. Assist in the education and training of sonography students, physician residents and fellows, and other learners that engage with Obstetric Sonography.
Serve as the representative and advocate with other internal or external members of the health care team.
ADHERE TO MICHIGAN MEDICINE CORE VALUES
Our Core Values:
At Michigan Medicine, our culture of respect, compassion, trust, integrity, efficiency and leadership are exemplified in our core values.
Caring ? I will treat everyone with dignity, kindness and respect, promoting the well-being of self and others. No one ? whether you work on the front line or are critical support workers behind the scenes ? would have to look far to recognize our core value of caring at work. It is what we do and we do it with excellence.
Innovation ? I will promote a culture of creativity, flexibility and curiosity that inspires new ideas and ways of thinking, behaving and improving the world. We focus on innovative efforts that distinguish us clinically and scientifically from other health care providers and medical schools. Research advances and clinical trials help create a strategic advantage. All services we offer are expected to be regionally and nationally recognized for education, research, clinical care and service.
Inclusion ? I will foster an environment where every individual has a sense of belonging, a voice that is heard, and the opportunity to achieve and thrive. We believe delivering the very best care in the world can only be achieved through a culture of respect and celebration of the diversity of each other. We are committed to creating and sustaining a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all.
Integrity ? I will adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrating courage, truth and transparency in my words and actions. Integrity is a core value that is part of our long legacy, but it is one that must constantly be nurtured. Michigan Medicine leadership is working to include more levels of communication throughout the organization. Leaders at all levels are rounding to ensure they are hearing about issues when and where they happen, and we continue to discuss accountability with each other and our teams.
Teamwork ? We will work together with a shared purpose rooted in equity and fairness where diversity is celebrated, respected and valued. We work willingly and productively with others toward a common objective that satisfies our customers? needs and meets our organization?s goals.
PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.
Extensive sonography education, training, and experience in the specialty area(s) to be performed.
Demonstrated competence in the specialty area(s) to be performed, including sonographer certification by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and a minimum 5 years? experience in high-risk obstetrical ultrasound required.
Experience in the supervision of sonographers is preferred.
Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and lifelong learning (e.g., continuing medical education in the specialty area(s) preformed, higher education, research, writing, speaking, training, etc.)
Demonstrated proficiency with computer skills and software programs for documentation activities and report generation.
State sonographer licensure, where applicable.
Ability to provide ultrasound guidance for basic and advanced invasive procedures and demonstrate proficiency in three- and four-dimensional imaging, and obstetrical Doppler studies. Proficiency in fetal echocardiography or willingness to acquire fetal echocardiography skillset is preferred.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include 20/40 vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Work is indoors. Travel to satellite offices in the greater Ann Arbor region may be required in the future.
Standard office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Flexibility to work hours may be required to meet the demands of the position during peak times.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Pushing / Pulling
Lifting / Lowering 1-15 lbs.
Lifting / Lowering 15 - 30 lbs.
Lifting / Lowering over 30 lbs.
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