Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 35 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
Steward Medical Group (SMG), Inc. is Steward's multi-specialty group practice with over 4,500 employees including over 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners. SMG operates approximately 450 practice locations throughout Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year.
Under the general direction of the Division Manager, Technical Director and Medical Director, performs all required ultrasound and clinical evaluations at a technical level requiring limited supervision. The RVT maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field of vascular disease and new procedures, as they evolve. Assumes responsibility for efficiency and quality of work of designated areas or procedures as required.
- Reviews charts, selects appropriate equipment and transducer setting for tests ordered.
- Interviews patients, obtains necessary information, explains procedures, allays apprehensions and positions patient appropriately.
- Coordinates work schedule with supervisor and front desk to assure workload coverage
- Responsible for the safety, mental and physical comfort of the patient while in the technologist's care
- Views screen, detects pathology/other factors (p/u, change of shape, etc.). Use cognitive sonographic skills to identify and record appropriate anatomical, pathological and diagnostic images.
- Maintains daily log of patients seen / completes exam billing forms
- Records and files study results. Provides preliminary interpretation on worksheets in daily log book and conveys preliminary interpretation to requesting physician. Enters data, images and impression into vascular database.
- May be involved in the submission of charges for both professional and facility (and other relevant information) to billing vendor to assure timely submission of claims to maximize third-party reimbursement.
- Assist with the maintenance of laboratory accreditation via ICAVL and JCOH
- May train, orient, direct work of other and demonstrate procedures.
- Performs routine clerical duties, answers phones, schedules patients, orders supplies, distributes results, keeps work area clean, and makes entries in computer.
- Keeps current with new techniques, equipment, through journals and outside educational activities.
- Recognizes unusual conditions in operating equipment and makes arrangements for repair.
- Maintains ultrasound equipment and work areas & maintains adequate supplies
- Must be Registered Vascular Technologist (R.V.T.), with 3+ years’ experience. Previous experience with vascular surgery patient population is required.
- Work requires level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology generally acquired through two years post-high school education in an allied health science, such as nursing or radiologic technology.
- Work requires knowledge of ultrasound techniques and procedures, and familiarity with equipment, generally acquired through formal ultrasound training program, usually lasting 12 months didactic and 12 months clinical.
- Must have analytical necessary to effectively detect pathologies through understanding of physiological cause and effect of diseases.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to explain procedures to patients and alleviate apprehensions, and to relay information to physicians.
- Must be able to stand and walk majority of work time up to 80-90%, push stretchers, lift and position patients.
- Strong verbal, written and organizational skills