1. Vascular Ultrasound technologist responsibilities
· Set up equipment when necessary and prepare patient for examination.
· Select the proper transducer, both type and frequency for examination.
· Obtain, review and retrieve pertinent patient history, physical exam and supporting clinical data to facilitate the physician in making the diagnosis.
· Perform diagnostic procedures by producing, assessing and evaluating ultrasound images and related data used by physicians in rendering a diagnosis in accordance with established protocols.
· Provided interpreting physician with an oral or written summary of technical findings at the discretion of the interpreting physician.
· Complete paperwork necessary for appropriate billing in an accurate and timely manner.
· Assist with proper coding of exams for correct diagnosis.
· Ensure patient safety by following organizational procedures and protocol.
· Maintain and clean equipment as directed by suggested manufacturer guidelines. Report any equipment difficulties or failures to designated individual(s) as soon as possible.
· Frequently move equipment/machine for testing purposes.
· Thoroughly complete all paperwork (i.e. technical log sheets, billing requisitions). Obtain proper exam order with corresponding diagnosis as well as obtain patient’s signature for authorization for performing the test.
2. PAD Coordinator responsibilities (if applicable): manage the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) prevention and treatment program
· Administer and track all patient PAD risk assessments
· Follow-up on referrals from outside resources (Nephrologists office, PAD Focus Days, etc.)
· Work with Access Coordinator to schedule patients for (physician) ordered testing
· Ensure timely follow-up of interpreting non-invasive test results by PAD physician
· Work with physicians to schedule interventional procedures (if needed)
· Assure patient follow-up after a interventional procedure (per physicians orders)
· Track patient through course of their PAD testing & treatment via Nextgen EHR
3. Report any incidents (i.e. coding of a pertinent, needle sticks, patient falling, etc.) by following the incident report procedures as well as notify your immediate supervisor within 24 hours.
4. Communicate with designated manager on a regular basis regarding work schedules.
5. Attend yearly OSHA and Compliance training as per organizational policy.
6. Participate in on-going training to ensure job competency.
7. Comply with Corporate policies regarding environmental Health and Safety regulations.
High School Diploma Required
High School Diploma Required
Credentialed as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) or Registered Vascular Sonographer
2 years experience in non-invasive Vascular Ultrasound testing.
1 year experience working in an outpatient center with interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists and/or vascular surgeons a plus.
Basic Computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and outlook required.
Experience working in an outpatient center with interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists and/or vascular surgeons a plus.
Specific diagnostic protocol expertise in lower extremity evaluation required.
Experience with diagnostic protocol expertise for vein mapping, dialysis access assessment and venous insufficiency exams a plus.
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We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.