As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking an Echo Lab Education Coordinator, Full Time, to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
Provides high quality echocardiograms for interpretation and diagnosis by a Pediatric Cardiologist. Provides orientation, education and training in the performance of diagnostic quality studies in all areas of pediatric echocardiography as well as institution and department policy and procedures.
Perform Pediatric Echocardiography on patients in age from newborns to adults
How work is completed:
Operate all equipment to perform diagnostic echocardiograms. Use correct parameters based on patient age and diagnosis. This may include but is not limited to 2D, 3D, Doppler and color Doppler, sedated TTE and assist the cardiologist or cardiology fellow with TEE studies.
Efficiently and effectively perform echo pre-work by searching for relevant information related to prior echo, catheterizations and surgery to identify goals for current study.
Communicate efficiently and effectively with ordering and/or interpreting physician - prior to exams on inpatient studies and as needed for outpatient studies to define study goals.
Measure all M-mode, 2D, 3D, Doppler, and color Doppler flow patterns. Calculate measurements, formulas, and ratios. Enter calculations and measurements into patient report in Merge/Syngo
Analyze images and correctly annotate in Merge/Syngo system.
Demonstrate development of skills in an advanced form of echocardiographic imaging in the pediatric population. This may include but is not limited to:
3D imaging with manipulation of 3D images in Qlab with or without physician assistance
Strain imaging and acquisition
Fetal cardiac imaging: Independently performs fetal echocardiograms under the guidance of cardiologist.
Function as the educator for the Pediatric Cardiac Sonographersensuring procedures are performed utilizing best practices
How work is completed:
Provide ongoing education for the Pediatric Cardiac Sonographers to ensure competencies are maintained.
Provide instruction about complex congenital heart disease, echocardiography and research studies to other
Cardiology staff members.
Serve as a clinical expert: Is visible on the inpatient floors and clinic on a daily basis to provide quality patient care.
Align with department goals regarding community education and actively participate in efforts to accomplish those
Develop, revise and maintain a Competency Based Orientation plan and monitor completion of the competencies.
Provide/develop tools to facilitate orientation and education/ training in the performance of diagnostic quality
studies in all areas of pediatric echocardiography as well as institution and department policy and procedures.
Develops and implements new protocols; updates and revises current protocols
Develop QI for IAC accreditation.
Prepare the assigned patient images for surgical conference presentation.
Will report to Nemours Children’s hospital primarily.
On call at Nemours Children’s Hospital is required.
Providing education support for:
Echocardiography Lab Operations: Teaching sonographers with no congenital experience and having a comprehensive education plan for all sonographers. This plan would be maintained electronically on the shared folder, available for Cardiac leadership to access at any given time.
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory: Teaching procedures to sonographers (e.g. echo during balloon septostomy)
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit: Teaching nurses and nurse practitioners basic imaging skills.
Cardiology Ambulatory Clinic: Working with cardiologists for various academic responsibilities including teaching residents and medical students in addition to sonographers
Cardiothoracic Surgery: Working with cardiac surgeons to educate sonographers, medical students and residents about various congenital cardiac procedures.
Cardiac Anesthesiology: Supporting echo education for anesthesiologists, CRNA
Provide care with consideration of patient’s age, diagnosis, psycho-social characteristics and family stressors that affect ability to understand or retain instructions. Maintain service excellence in all aspects of echo lab operations.
How work is completed:
Demonstrates strong communication skills and patient service skills always introducing self to the patient and family and effectively relaying echo procedure and routine of the Echo/Cardiology clinic.
Engage the patient in age-appropriate distraction techniques to ensure quality of the diagnostic study.
Provide education as appropriate regarding the echo imaging carefully excluding any comment regarding diagnosis and management
Nemours Cardiology Satellite Clinics: Working for sonographer education needs at these locations:
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Lakeland
Nemours Specialty Care, Melbourne
Nemours Specialty Care, 1717 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando (Downtown Orlando)
Nemours Specialty Care Heart of Florida Hospital, Davenport
Nemours Specialty Care, Kissimmee
Nemours Specialty Care, Oviedo
Nemours Specialty Care, Vero Beach
Nemours Specialty Care, Lake Mary
Nemours Specialty Care, Titusville
Nemours Specialty Care, Wesley Chapel
Nemours Specialty Care, Winter Garden
Martin Memorial Hospital
Nemours Partner Hospitals : Teaching and working with their sonographers to improve the echo image quality from the partner hospitals. Improving and fostering relationships with partner hospitals by improving the current practices and procedures.
*Martin Memorial Hospital (New location expected in 2020)
RDCS (preferred) or RCCS
RDCS Pediatric Boards
**Credential must be maintained in active status**
Current American Heart Association BLS required upon hire
Bachelors degree required; *must be enrolled and active in a Baccalaureate degree program at the time of hire if no Baccalaureate degree
Minimum of 5 years experience required
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.