Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week with required call after hours and weekends.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Vascular Surgery. This position is located at Barnes service Building, travel at multisite locations required.
Position provides high quality non-invasive vascular studies, assists physicians with diagnosis of vascular disease.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Familiar with all equipment and its operation utilized in the Vascular Lab for testing purposes. Performs all test procedures provided by the Vascular Lab. Performs portable studies for ICU and Emergent procedures.
Knowledgeable of vascular anatomy and physiology. Able to perform a safe, reliable and reproducible exam.
Assists physicians with procedures, providing sonographic guidance during process, obtains necessary supplies, equipment and monitors patient needs assisting physicians with patient support.
Collects, records and interprets pertinent clinical information from the patient interview and assessment as well as the medical chart to facilitate interpretation of the test results.
Combines pertinent information received from the interview, assessment and examination to formulate a complete, concise preliminary report to be reviewed by the interpreting physician. Utilizes digital server and reporting system.
Maintains documentation as required including patient files and completes paperwork needed for procedures/processes, accreditation correlation study documentation, peer review documentation.
Establishes and maintains a functional and working relationship with patient as well as other members of the health care system.
Teaches ultrasound procedures and techniques to visitors in the department such as residents, students, fellows and new sonographers, and enhances own professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, quality assurance meetings and conferences.
Familiar with emergency fire procedures and safety issues within the department. Practices Universal Precautions.
Assists and participates in continuous quality control and improvement methods performed in the Vascular Lab. Maintains and established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety environmental and infection control standards.
Outreach location staffing required.
(RVT) – Registered Vascular Technologist or (RVS) Registered Vascular Specialist or graduate from an accredited ultrasound program.
Must possess ARDMS R.V.T. or CCI R.V.S. credentials within one year of employment.
Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Possess previous experience in noninvasive vascular lab and R.V.T. or R.V.S. certification/clinical rotation experience.
Physical ability to do portable vascular lab studies.
Have good communication skills and good manual dexterity.
Be able to perform several tasks simultaneously and have good organizational, oral and written communication skills.
Able to be on call on a rotation basis.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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