Vascular Ultrasound Technician
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Vascular Ultrasound Technologist performs basic and complex vascular ultrasound and other non-invasive vascular procedures as defined in department policies and procedures. The incumbent organizes and prioritizes work in accordance with department needs and completes assignments within assigned times.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Consistently performs diagnostic quality vascular ultrasound and other non-invasive vascular procedures utilizing proper technique consistent with department protocols and ultrasound safety practices.
- Consistently triages patients appropriately according to their acuity level, follows established procedures for patient identification, reviews orders and indications for exam for appropriateness of each exam and provides pertinent clinical history for exams performed.
- Consistently submits accurate and complete exam images and associated exam worksheets and data sheets, consistent with department protocols, for physician interpretation.
- Accurately performs all data entry and clerical procedures required by department to insure that completed exams are recorded in NextGen, department Log Book and computer database for laboratory accreditation.
- Consistently demonstrates compliance with department policies and procedures.
- Obtains and maintains related (such as RVT) credential and continuing education requirements needed to maintain laboratory accreditation.
- Cooperates fully in all risk management activities and investigations.
- Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with complete confidentiality and security.
- Participates in department meetings, quality control and QI activities.
- Assists with orientation and cross-training of students and employees as needed, including proctoring.
- May escalate issues to supervisor for resolution, as deemed necessary.
- Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
- Assist with various projects as assigned by direct supervisor.
- Other duties as assigned.
Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Travel may be required.
- High School Diploma required; Associate's Degree desirable.
- Graduate of an accredited ultrasound program (such as the CAAHEP-approved or CMA-approved ultrasound/vascular training program) and RVT certified in within 12 months of the date of hire.
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
- 2 - 4 years' related experience.
- Training and experience performing Transcranial Doppler and abdominal Doppler examinations, preferred.
- Knowledgeable and complies with safety practices and emergency protocols.
- Knowledge of vascular anatomy and physiology.
- Knowledge and skills required to operate ultrasound and peripheral arterial Doppler systems.
- Ability to understand and follow detailed exam protocols.
- Ability to work with patients with limited mobility and severe peripheral vascular disease.
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Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.