Who are we looking for?
We are seeking a permanent full time Cardiology Technologist Supervisor I to join our team at the Penticton Regional Hospital in Penticton, B.C.
Cradled within tree rimmed mountain slopes, dramatic clay cliffs and bordered by the Okanagan and Skaha Lakes, Penticton is one of the larger cities in the BC interior and a popular destination for visitors of all kinds. Square dancing jubilees, wineries, ideal windsurfing spots, golf courses or simply relaxing on one of Penticton’s fabulous sandy beaches, Penticton has it all. Whether you climb aboard the S.S. Sicamous or the Kettle Valley Railway, you will enjoy all of the amenities this town has to offer.
About the Role
The Cardiologist Technologist Supervisor I is accountable for the administration and supervision of the department. Reporting to the Manager/Director (or designate) on administrative matters, advises on budgets, workload, labour relations and personnel. Responsible for interpreting and implementing all institutional regulations, policies and procedures as they apply to Cardiology Services.
Performs techniques relating to Electro Cardiogram (ECG) testing, stress testing, holter and event Recorders and pacemaker monitoring and other types of diagnostic cardiac equipment.
Typical duties and responsibilities include:
• Monitors and evaluates the effective use of all resources and their impact on services.
• Participates in and makes recommendations to the Manager/Director (or designate) regarding budgetary requirements. Responsible for monitoring and reporting of expenditures including investigating and justifying variances and demonstrates fiscal accountability. .
• Responsible for the formulation of technical justification for capital equipment, preparation of specifications, tender summary analysis and equipment purchase recommendations in conjunction with the Manager/Director (or designate).
• Interviews and provides input into the selection and hiring of employees in consultation with the Manager/Director (or designate). Orients and evaluates departmental employees.
• Evaluates employee performance including preparation and administration of performance appraisals. Disciplines staff up to the point of termination in consultation with the Manager/Director (or designate) and Human Resources.
• Directs the operation of the department by scheduling and coordinating staff assignments. Ensures adequate staffing levels by preparing staff work schedules, rotations and vacations in accordance with collective agreements and department policy and procedure.
• Compiles required organizational information including statistics and reports and submits in a timely manner.
• Ensures routine and formalized maintenance programs are carried out on all departmental equipment and on the physical plant. Maintains and controls an inventory of equipment and supplies.
• Represents Cardiology Services on appropriate internal and external committees or projects.
• Maintains good working relationships with department heads, medical staff and other hospital personnel.
• Develops, implements and maintains the Quality Management program encompassing Quality Assurance, Risk Management and Utilization Review related to the provision of departmental services.
• Explains procedures to prepare patients for ECG and related tests and answers related questions.
• Performs a variety of tests such as ECG, stress testing and holter, event monitoring by attaching electrodes to the patient, operating equipment, analyzing the data and recording relevant data for interpretation by cardiologist.
• Monitors patients and scans test strips during cardiograms and stress tests and takes appropriate action upon recognition of cardiac arrhythmias or other abnormalities in accordance with established policies and procedures.
• Scans and analyzes ECG, stress and holter, event monitor test strips. Selects and assesses portions of test strips and summarizes for interpretation by medical staff.
• Demonstrates ECG testing procedures and operation of related equipment as required.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
If you are passionate about making a difference, apply today and join our talented and committed team in Penticton!
Education, Training, and Experience:
Completion of a Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists recognized Diploma program in Cardiology Technology plus five years’ recent related experience which includes 2 years’ working in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current registration with the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists and eligible for membership with the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists (CSCT).
Skills and Abilities:
Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
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