Vascular Technologist

MedStar Health
Baltimore, MD
May 17, 2018
May 21, 2018
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Performs vascular testing procedures. Assists in the implementation of protocols and procedures and participates in ongoing Performance Improvement program. Qualifications EDUCATION: Graduation from accredited ultrasound program, or 12 months experience in vascular testing procedures; Associates degree in allied health field preferred. EXPERIENCE: 1 year experience in vascular testing procedures or no experience required for graduates of an accredited ultrasound program. LICENSE/CERT/REG: ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) registration or registry-eligible in Vascular Technology, or RVS (Registered Vascular Specialist) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International. SKILLS: Good mathematical and organizational skills. Ability to recognize emergency medical situations. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Adheres to departmental Safety and Infection Control programs. Cleans, disinfects and maintains Vascular Lab equipment as per department protocol. Reports patient or associate injuries as per established protocol. Demonstrates compliance with Universal Precautions when appropriate. Completes all related clerical procedures. Ensures completeness of required patient data prior to billing and interpretation. Adequately completes all department and MedStar Health billing requirements in a timely manner. Directs reports and EKG's as per department protocol. Maintains statistics as required. Adequately enters all patient and test information into Data Check system. Completes all related procedures prior to performance of test procedure. Assists with planning, coordination and scheduling of all vascular testing procedures in a timely manner. Assists in maintaining internal and external Vascular Lab supply Inventories. Clarifies testing request in ambiguous situations. Communicates information about specific test(s) to the patient and/or family explaining procedure prior to testing. Consistently performs technically adequate EKG tracings with appropriate patient information displayed when required. Demonstrates accurate lead placement prior to performance EKG. Enters all required information prior to performance of EKG. Transmits completed EKG into MUSE via modem and disc as appropriate. Consistently performs technically adequate vascular testing procedures. Performs vascular-related patient history and physical examination prior to testing. Obtains and records optimal gray scale and color flow images). Obtains and records optimal Doppler signals, measurements and calculations. Identifies and documents appropriate data/information during testing procedures. During the test procedure, identifies and documents vascular abnormalities related to the patient's symptoms and/or diagnosis. Immediately notifies the physician/Vascular Surgeon of any serious abnormalities identified during the procedure. Maintains established department goals, objectives, policies and procedures, quality and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Performs orientation and in service education as appropriate to new staff, students and other hospital departments. Performs other duties as assigned. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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