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- Infection Prevention Director | Banner Healthon April 16, 2021 at 8:07 am
Phoenix, Arizona, Primary City/State: Phoenix, Arizona Department Name: Infection Control-Hosp Work Shift: Day Job Category: Risk, Quality and Safety Banner Health believes leadership matters, and we look for people who share our vision making health care easier, so life can be better. Our leaders are at the front of the health care transformation, planning the future of Banner Health. Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, one of Arizona's leading hospitals. We are a level 1 trauma, academic medical center focused on clinical excellence, research and teaching. The goal of the entire team is focused on ensuring patients receive the very best care from top-notch medical experts. Our Perioperative Department houses 24 main OR suites that include 2 Hyrbrid, 2 DaVinci rooms and MIS rooms. Specialties make working at Banner University Medical Center an exciting and diverse place to challenge yourself. The specialties includes: General, Trauma, ENT, OMFS, Plastics, Ortho, Neuro, Robotics, Gyn, Urology, Ophthalmology, vascular, transplants, TAVR's, hearts, Bariatric and NICU babies. As a large and busy hospital we preform over 300 cases weekly. As the Infection Prevention Program Director, you will be responsible for managing and supervising all activities related to the prevention, control, documentation and reporting of nosocomial acquired infections and communicable diseases at Banner University Medical Center. These responsibilities include setting standards and evaluating compliance for practices that are associated with the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. This will include (but are not limited to) surveillance, analysis, and reporting. A crucial aspect will be designing, leading and maintaining a hospital -based infection prevention and control program. Banner Healthcare's goal is to provide a safe environment through the prevention of infection in patients, families, employees, and visitors. Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life. Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits. In addition, this position may be eligible for our Management Incentive Program as part of your Total Rewards package. University Medical Center Phoenix Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet(tm) recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built. POSITION SUMMARY This position, under the direction of the infection prevention committee, is responsible for the effective direction, management and operation of the infection prevention and control/epidemiology department, including education of hospital personnel and consultation with the organization, CDC, and the county and state health departments. The responsibilities encompass compliance with Joint Commission (JC) standards, CMS, OSHA, and state regulations, outbreak investigation, and overall direction of the infection prevention and control program. The position works closely with both system and operating entities leaders and medical staff to improve quality and outcomes of clinical care related to infection prevention. All work processed by the incumbent is considered confidential and protected from discovery, pursuant to state statutes. CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Ensures that all services provided meet with the facility's needs and expectations. Manages the department in a cost-effect manner by accurately forecasting budgetary and staffing needs, and manages expenses within budgetary constraints. Devises action plans to correct negative variances. May maintain a competent and motivated staff through proper selection, training, evaluating and termination, as necessary. 2. Establishes, implements and administers departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures; conducts ongoing review of hospital policies, procedures and guidelines to identify infection prevention and control discrepancies and implements revisions as necessary. Provides ongoing assessment of performance, analyzes infection outcome data, and identifies performance improvement opportunities or trends. Conducts high level assessments, gathers information and collaborates with the appropriate process owner(s) to identify opportunities for improvement. Analyzes data for administrative and clinical decision making. 3. Develops and coordinates the infection prevention and control program throughout the facility. Implements the program by formulating, establishing and evaluating policies and procedures relating to patient care infection prevention and control measures throughout the facility that ensure compliance with JC, OSHA, CDC, CMS and other county, state, and federal regulatory agencies. 4. Serves as a resource and subject matter expert to staff, leaders, medical staff, patients and the community for infection prevention and control. Initiates epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infections and single cases of unusual infection. Serves as a subject matter expert for the facility and system related to emerging infections, public health crisis and emergency management. 5. Directs and assists in preparing reports and statistical data for the infection prevention committee, medical staff committees, medical executive committee and the facility's administration and other committees as needed. 6. Responsibility for infection prevention at large healthcare entities (>100 beds) and contribution to system-level infection prevention activities. Internal customers include all assigned entity administrators, physicians, staff and corporate administrators, leadership team and staff. External customers include accreditation and regulatory organizations, payers, patients and physicians. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Requires Masters in Public Health (MPH), Master's in Business Administration (MBA) or master's degree in other healthcare related field or Bachelors degree in healthcare related field and experience equivalent to masters degree. Requires certification in Infection Control (CIC). Must have a proficiency level typically attained with 5 years experience in infection prevention or diseases surveillance experience in a public health setting. Must possess demonstrated flexibility in responding to the needs of multiple constituencies with a service-oriented philosophy. Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate multi- disciplinary teams. Must possess demonstrated skill in problem analysis, project management, conflict resolution and oral and written presentations. Requires ability to balance and manage multiple projects. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge is preferred. Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
- Vascular Sonographer - Vascular Ultrasound | Swedishon April 5, 2021 at 5:56 pm
Seattle, Washington, Where you work matters! Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Vascular Sonographer (1.0 FTE, DAY SHIFT) to work in the Vascular Ultrasound at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA. We are seeking a detail-oriented Vascular Sonographer to perform professional level, highly complex diagnostic vascular studies under general supervision and prepare preliminary finding based on physiological and anatomical imaging data. In this position you will: Prepare patient for examination; obtains the patient history through interview and medical record review, explain testing procedures; performs physical examination. Perform, evaluate and provide diagnostic preliminary findings of non-invasive ultrasound and physiological examinations on patients and research participants in the areas of extracranial cerebrovascular, intracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral venous, peripheral arterial and visceral vessels. Select and perform appropriate examinations as necessary, based on the patient assessment and initial physician order, to provide accurate representation of patient’s anatomy and pathophysiology as determined during the ongoing examination. Interpret and present preliminary examination findings to referring physicians; provide additional information as requested. Schedule and prioritizes patient examinations. Qualifications: Required qualifications for this position include: Satisfactory completion of training program accredited by the American Medical Association – Committee on Allied Health education (AMA-CAHEA) for vascular ultrasound Current RVT registration with ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) in vascular technology, or meets the ARDMS requirements and must be registered within one year of employment Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) Six (6) months Internship in vascular scanning experience Preferred qualifications for this position include: Bachelor's Degree in Diagnostic or Vascular Ultrasound Two (2) years Vascular scanning experience **This job is a full time job, if you want to apply to an "On Call" schedule visit https://swedish.jobs/seattle-wa/vascular-sonographer-vascular-ultrasound/16E61958561E48C4A273C4A63429848E/job/
- Echo Technician (Full Time) | Benefis Health Systemon April 1, 2021 at 4:31 pm
Great Falls, Montana, Uses ultrasound to visualize cardiac structures and great vessels, evaluate the structure and function of the heart and completely define any recognized abnormalities. Assists the physician with complex ultrasound procedures including stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiograms and pericardiocentesis procedures. Performs peripheral vascular ultrasound exams as competency allows. FLSA: NON-EXEMPT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform echocardiograms per protocol Provide patient and family education Expand scope of examination according to any abnormalities observed or suspected. Notify appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain. Enter patient identification information into the ultrasound unit. Obtain patient clinical information from the patient, medical record and physician to verify indications for echocardiography. Select the appropriate transducer and machine settings for optimal visualization and evaluation of structures. Position patient to optimally visualize cardiac structures. Assist the physician with transesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiograms and pericardiocentesis procedures. Perform peripheral vascular ultrasound as competency allows. Maintains records of all procedures performed, sends reports to requesting physicians and archives patient examinations. Operate equipment safely and correctly. Inspect ultrasound equipment daily to ensure it is operating effectively. Reports any malfunctions. Clean exam rooms and equipment between patients and at the end of the day. Treat patients and families with respect and dignity. Perform all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Performs other duties as assigned. Professional Requirements: Adheres to dress code. Completes annual educational requirements. Maintains regulatory requirements. Wears identification while on duty. Maintains confidentiality at all times. Attends department staff meetings as required within the department. Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department. Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures. Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines. Education/Experience Requirements: High School graduate or equivalent. Current ARDMS or CCI credential in echocardiography Current BLS certification.
- Vascular Sonographer * Sign on Bonus Potential * | Augusta Healthon March 20, 2021 at 9:36 pm
Fishersville, Virginia, Position performs vascular exams per provider order, adhering to established departmental policy and procedure. Uses and maintains equipment per departmental policy and procedure, to ensure test quality, patient safety, and to prevent downtime interference with service provision. Complies with Augusta Health and departmental policies and procedures including employee’s handbook, safety guidelines, quality improvement and infection control in accordance with organizational vision and philosophy. Annually reviews policy and procedure for fire/safety, code blue, disaster, and hazardous materials to assure safety of co-workers, patients, family/significant other, and self in the non-invasive vascular lab environment. Licensure Requirements: Must be RVT BLS required Education Requirement: High school diploma or GED