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Technical Lead Vascular Laboratory - Pennsylvania Hospital

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Job ID: 131829
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Philadelphia, PA, United States
May 2, 2022

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Summary:

  • The Vascular Laboratory Technical Director is responsible for managing and maintaining IAC accreditation of Pennsylvania Hospital. Labs provide outpatient vascular laboratory services using the different testing modalities and equipment like Cerebrovascular, Arterial, Venous and Visceral Testing utilizing Color Flow Duplex and physiological testing.
  • The technical director will also maintain all aspects of the Vascular Labortaory Qulaity Assurance and Quality Improvement Program per IAC standards, direct training of new hire and verification of ongoing competencies of existing staff, and responsible for participating in enterprise-wide changes associated with the PennChart Cardiology (CUPID) reporting system as it relates to Non-Invasive Vascular testing documentation for both providers and Technologists. This role performs the duties of a Technical Director as specified by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) with regard to Vascular Testing.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with providers, staff and leadership to maintain and improve processes for providing excellent care & service to Vascular Lab patients.
  • Collaborate with Medical staff, Technologists and leadership to develop and enhance clinical procedures and protocols
  • Provides input for performance appraisals as scheduled.
  • Assist Supervisor in leading meeting and owning meeting topics that pertain to Vascular studies (including staff meetings & MD leadership meetings).
  • Train and direct preceptorship of new employees, mentor staff to advance in skills and professional opportunities, and evaluate staff competencies pertaining to each vascular procedure.
  • Provide recommended documentation based on IAC standard formats on creating role structures, responsibilities, qualifications (formal and informal training, and continuing medical education) and specific requirements for each testing area pertaining to technical staff.
  • Provide real-time feedback to staff and MD’s regarding quality of Vascular studies and documentation requirements for IAC purposes.
  • Maintain up-to-date- practice by proactively seeking out continuing education opportunities and membership in vascular societies.
  • Maintain and prepare Lab, providers, staff and leadership for IAC reaccreditation and collaborate with providers and staff to perform continual process evaluation and improvement to meet standards set.

Credentials:

  • Registered Vascular Technologist (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Associates degree in Vascular Sonography required.
  • 5+ years Experience in all aspects and modes of vascular laboratory testing, including arterial, venous, cerebrovascular and visceral plus recent IAC accreditation experience required.
  • The Technical Director must show evidence of maintaining current knowledge by participating in CME courses that are relevant to vascular testing. A minimum of 15 hours of CME is required every three years.
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science preferred.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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