Vascular Technologist – Full or Part-Time – Fountaingrove Cardiology

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Position Title: Vascular Technologist (for Vein and Vascular Lab)
Clinic: Fountaingrove Cardiology
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Schedule: Full-Time or Part-Time (two or three days per week)

Summary: Provides diagnostic vascular imaging tests for patients, primarily venous insufficiency exams.

Duties and Responsibilities (includes, but is not limited to the following):
• Primarily scanning venous insufficiency studies for busy vein lab. Other vascular studies performed would include extracranial cerebrovascular, upper and lower peripheral arterial duplex, upper and lower extremity venous duplex ultrasound and some visceral vascular duplex.
• Explains procedures to patients to assure cooperation and optimum test results.
• Obtains digital images as per the lab’s protocol and prepares a preliminary report for cardiologists.
• Maintains equipment. Orders and stocks supplies.
• Maintains department records, reports and files.

Supervisory
• This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Education, Licensure and/or Certifications
• Credential in vascular technology from the ARDMS (Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT); Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS); Registered Technologist Vascular Sonography [RT(VS)], completion of specialized formal program in vascular technology or on-the-job training as Vein Imaging specialist. Must complete appropriate credentials from ARDMS within first 2 years of employment.

Experience
• One-year experience as a sonographer specializing in vascular imaging preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Familiar with electronic medical records systems, CPT and ICD codes.
• Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
• Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy and physiology to pinpoint area of imaging.
• Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
• Skill in operating ultrasound equipment and software reporting systems.
• Skill in taking vital signs. Skill in maintaining records and recording test results.
• Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
• Ability to maintain quality control standards.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that may need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
• Involves standing and walking. Some bending, twisting, lifting and awkward postures.
• Requires proper body mechanics to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
• Requires normal visual acuity and hearing.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Scanning up to 4-7 patients per day, 1 to 2 hours per patient.
• All scanning equipment (Philips iE33 and iU22) is adjustable and ergonomically designed.
• No portable work.
• Possible exposure to communicable diseases, other conditions common to a clinic environment.