Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord Lebanon , NH 03766
At the general direction of the Technical Director and/ or the Medical Director of the Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory, act as an expert in the performance of all diagnostic vascular studies and the technologist's component of therapeutic minimally invasive vascular procedures utilizing duplex ultrasound technology, continuous wave Doppler, and other noninvasive vascular assessment technologies. Manage all activities of the noninvasive vascular laboratory including ICAVL application preparation, comprehensive quality assurance, personnel management and, supervision of the training program.
Demonstrate advanced technical skills, innovative scanning techniques and, initiative in the development of new study protocols and, new applications for ultrasound in the vascular lab. Conduct research and publish scholarly material related to vascular laboratory functions, testing and test findings and, assist junior technologist in this pursuit annually.
Exhibit excellent customer service relations with patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, and coworkers. Demonstrate courtesy, compassion, and respect.
Demonstrate professionalism and responsibility in performance of duties and actions. Prepare patient for examination and explain procedure.
Perform vascular diagnostic studies including extracranial cerebrovascular, intracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral venous, peripheral arterial, and visceral vascular and other studies as requested. Perform the technologist's component of therapeutic procedures including pseudoaneurysm compression and pseudoaneurysm injection. Perform all above following Universal Precaution infection control policies.
Perform studies at bedside in intensive care units, other hospital inpatient units, the
operating suites, and at satellite services, mobile service sites, and other sites as
Supervisory role as needed
6.Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the pathophysiology of peripheral vascular
7.Recognize appropriate indications for requested examinations. Interact with
ordering physicians/caregivers should the requested examination appear
inappropriate based on patient symptoms or findings. Identify situations where
further study of individual patients is important from a clinical perspective and
contact referring physician/caregiver to determine if studies should be undertaken.
8.Obtain a brief history and physical exam and record pertinent findings.
9 Prepare preliminary study reports that include test data and preliminary
interpretation. Maintain a working knowledge of the computer equipment and all appropriate clinic and laboratory software programs, in particular those involved in
computerized report generation. Enter all exam reports in the vascular lab database.
In appropriate clinical settings, provide preliminary interpretation to ordering
physician/caregiver. Make immediate direct telephone/radio page contact
with appropriate physician/caregiver to report critical test results.
10. Make necessary revisions to preliminary test reports and provide adequate follow-up to ensure appropriate physicians are notified.
11 Complete billing procedures for all exams.
12 Provide resourceful, innovative solutions to issues related to lab operation,
conflicts, productivity and appointment scheduling.
13. Act as point-person in the triage of urgent and emergent add-on studies. Direct
prioritization of exams, troubleshooting.
14. Capable of supervising and participating in training ultrasonography students,
vascular technologists I, residents and fellows in performance of vascular
15. Act as mentor and resource person for junior vascular technologists. Provide
direction and, assistance with complex examinations, writing data sheets, and
creating preliminary interpretations.
16. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant medical information and provide
educational assistance to patients, medical students, residents, and referring
physicians. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to: risk factors for
atherosclerosis, adjustments of lifestyle to minimize atherosclerosis, role of the
vascular laboratory in evaluating vascular disease, and familiarity with the open
surgical and percutaneous interventions used to treat these disorders.
17. Capable of writing exam protocols that clearly communicate the required elements
to meet department expectations and, ICAVL standards
18. Assume responsibility for maintenance of laboratory and equipment when needed. Maintain a clean, orderly, safe environment.
19. Be familiar with the procedure for contacting appropriate repair personnel to correct equipment failures. Ensure that equipment repairs are undertaken safely and efficiently. Direct reorganization of daily schedules to cope with unanticipated equipment failures.
20. Be familiar with supplies inventory and ordering process. Be able to assess need for
new or additional supplies and equipment.
21. Be able to access in-house support services and have knowledge of key personnel in
22. When assuming a supervisory role and, in conjunction with the Medical Director,
undertake technologist personnel evaluations, address job performance issues and,
initiate corrective actions.
23. Capable of conducting the quality assurance program
24. Keep credentials current. Continue ongoing self-education and attendance at
educational forums to maintain up-to-date knowledge and skill in the field of
vascular technology appropriate for a highly skilled vascular technologist.
25. Assume responsibility, in conjunction with the Technical and/or Medical Directors,
for the quality and accuracy of tests performed in the Vascular Lab. Assist in correlation of noninvasive test results with findings obtained from invasive tests,
operations, chart reviews, and autopsies. Must have the capability to prepare
26. As required, organize and participate in ongoing teaching programs of the Vascular
Surgery Section, such as resident teaching conferences. Contributes to, and assist
with the maintenance of teaching files.
27. Participate in research protocols that involve peripheral vascular patients in the
vascular laboratory. Consider and discuss potential vascular laboratory research
protocols that may arise from ongoing clinical activity in the laboratory.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Associates degree in allied health discipline with a minimum of minimum of 5 years of experience as an ultrasound professional with a thorough knowledge of vascular disease and a complete command of noninvasive vascular diagnostic testing. Active status certification as a Registered Vascular Technologist, as well as certification in Basic Life Support certification required.