Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Ranked among the nation’s top ten hospitals for the fourth year in a row by US News and World Report, UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.
The UWMC Division of Vascular Surgery has an excellent opportunity for a part time temporary/hourly VASCULAR SONOGRAPHER to be part of the innovative team in the D. E. Strandness Jr. Vascular Laboratory at the University of Washington. Under general direction, the Vascular Sonographer independently performs vascular tests from all 5 major testing areas (extracranial carotid, intracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial, peripheral venous, and visceral vascular). These examinations range from standard tests such as carotid duplex for internal carotid stenosis and venous duplex for acute deep vein thrombosis to specialized protocols developed for our specific patient population and referring providers. For example, we have developed a “Sprint Protocol” for athletes with iliac artery endofibrosis and have created an ultrasound protocol for diagnosis of pelvic venous disorders.
Our staff are expected to adapt established testing protocols for individual patients based on the history and preliminary findings in order to document the information necessary to accurately determine the diagnosis. The Vascular Sonographer also supports Vascular Surgery in the operating room when requested for intraoperative monitoring and assessment. Finally, the Vascular Sonographer supports the educational mission of the D. E. Strandness Jr. Vascular Laboratory by teaching residents and fellows in various University of Washington training programs and sonography students from several CAAHEP-accredited diagnostic medical sonography programs, and by contributing to research projects.
Perform high level vascular tests, independent of physician supervision. Use variety of instrumentation. Tailor examinations to answer the clinical question. Prepare preliminary reports based on findings. Maintain exam room and equipment in accordance with our safety policy. Utilize multiple vascular testing instruments and identify when maintenance issues occur. Review patient medical history and supporting clinical information to ensure the appropriate test is being performed. Ensure indications are appropriate for the examination ordered. Communicate with the patient in a manner appropriate to the patient’s ability to understand and explain the test that will be performed. Perform examinations and apply criteria according to the laboratory protocols. Provide thorough documentation according to the exam protocol and any additional images necessary to support interpretation. Prepare a preliminary report including comparisons to any previous vascular tests. Alert referring provider or vascular surgery team of positive examination results. Contribute to quality assurance processes. Assist with training of medical residents and student interns. Participate in research activities Share in call rotation and coverage of satellite laboratory. Performing related duties as required.
Desired Skills: • Ability to interpret all of above listed examinations • Ability to prepare preliminary and final reports. • 5 years of experience in a hospital-based vascular laboratory. Experience performing exams in a hospital/operating room setting • Willing to rotate to satellite laboratory. • Ability to present findings at case conference. • Willing to perform exams at the bedside.
• Completion of a training program accredited by the American Medical Association – Committee on Allied Health Education (AMA-CAHEA) for vascular ultrasound AND possess current registration as a Registered Vascular Technologist through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers OR Equivalent education/experience.
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