Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 10/23/2020

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Vascular Tech, 24 HRs/Week, Day Shift, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 8am-4pm, No Weekends, No Holidays, RVT Certification, BLS, 2 Years Experience

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager and lead sonographer and within the established hospital as well as departmental policies and procedures and all applicable laws, the vascular sonographer performs the following functions to include but not limited to the following:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

(Use bullets for specific responsibilities)

-ª Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, family, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment

-ª Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all patients, family, visitors and fellow employees

-ª Reviews the physician’s requisition for completeness of information and to check for specific instructions

-ª Reviews patient’s medical record to obtain pertinent clinical history and correlates data with exam to be performed. Consults with ordering physician, if necessary

-ª Greets patient and verifies patient identification

-ª Performs non-invasive vascular examinations utilizing appropriate equipment (i.e. Doppler ultrasound, B-mode real time imaging and color Doppler imaging, etc.) to include but not limited to: upper and lower extremity arterial and venous duplex, renal duplex, AV fistulas, carotid duplex, aorta and PVR/ABI exams

-ª Provides referring physicians with preliminary interpretations and prepares preliminary reports for interpreting physicians

-ª Records and bills for all examinations performed: ensures all pertinent information is appropriately completed

-ª Reports any unusual occurrences related to patients, staff, equipment or other departmental related questions/concerns directly to the Operations Manager and Technical Director of the non-invasive lab

-ª Maintains equipment to ensure it is kept clean and in proper working order. Notifies the Operations Manager and clinical engineering of any equipment malfunction(s)

-ª Maintains the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related PHI

-ª Maintains patient log and statistics

-ª Maintains the safety, integrity and comfort of the patient at all times

-ª Recognizes emergency situations and provides assistance to the patient or health care team

-ª Retrieves and communicates test reports to physician offices, nursing units, emergency department or other departments as requested

-ª Participates in the departmental quality improvement meetings

-ª Assists with the quality improvement program IAC process as requested

-ª Provides instruction to medical students, residents and fellows regarding the proper use of equipment as well as scanning techniques and protocols

-ª Orders and maintains supplies for the non-invasive vascular lab

-ª Performs other duties as needed

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

Comprehensive understanding of vascular anatomy, pathophysiology and hemodynamics in order to recognize normal and abnormal vascular structures, function and abnormalities of blood flow

-ª Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ultrasound physics, instrumentation, tissue characteristics and measurements of blood flow, including the biological effects of ultrasound

-ª Familiarity with other types of diagnostic tests (i.e. clinical laboratory tests, peripheral angiography, CT scans) and be able to integrate vascular ultrasound results with the results of such other tests

-ª Well versed in medical terminology

-ª Critical thinking and the ability to effectively manage emergent situations

-ª Ability to work independently and take initiative in completing tasks

-ª Demonstrates superior customer service skills

-ª Ability to prioritize and manage a variety of tasks

-ª Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

-ª Education: Graduate of an accredited program for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and registry eligible required

Experience: Minimum of 1 (one) year of experience performing a wide range of vascular ultrasound exams preferred

Certification: Required to obtain Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) within 6 (six) months of employment. Additional certification as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) preferred. Must maintain active certification through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Basic Life Support (BLS) required.

-ª Competent in ultrasound reporting systems


Additional Information

Important COVID message

Please note, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

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