Sonographer Vascular

Northern Michigan Hospital Bay City , MI 48706

Posted 5 days ago

Department: Ultrasound

Shift: Evening

Daily Work Times: 2:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Scheduled Bi-weekly Hours: 40

Position Summary:
Performs high quality vascular ultrasound procedures that require ingenuity, initiative and independent judgment on patients. Performs Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI's with and without exercise), carotid and abdominal aorta duplex scans, upper and lower extremity arterial & venous scans (Doppler and imaging) and groin scans. Follows department policies and protocols.


Job Specific Duties and

Responsibilities:
  • Specializes in performing cardiac ultrasound diagnostic studies.

  • Obtains patient history, explains standard procedures, and addresses patient concerns to foster a sense of comfort and confidence to patients and ensure the needs of individual patients are met.

  • Operates and maintains all assigned ultrasound scanning equipment to ensure it works properly.

  • Positions patients, selects appropriate transducers and machine settings and conducts scanning procedures to correctly capture the images requested by a physician.

  • Completes quality assurance processes and practices. Complies with all Joint Commission, federal, state, and local regulatory laws, standards, and protocols.

  • Maintains all required documentation, logs, charts, forms and records in paper and electronic formats.

  • Maintains an adequate supply of all consumables to perform quality testing.

  • Performs all routine daily, weekly, monthly, and periodic maintenance and function checks following established protocol for all imaging equipment.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and/or a Registered Vascular Sonographer through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

  • or- Satisfactory completion of a formal vascular sonographer training program (1-4 years) must be registry eligible and attain certification within one year.

  • or- Graduate from a diagnostic ultrasound training program (2-4 years) with 1 full additional year of full-time clinical experience in a dedicated echocardiography laboratory and registry eligible and attain certification within one year.

  • or- Two years of college with emphasis on the biological sciences with two years experience in a dedicated echocardiography laboratory and registry eligible and attain certification within one year.

  • Current BLS certification.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

We are committed to encouraging and sustaining a work environment free of unlawful harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, age, religion, sex/pregnancy (including pregnancy/childbirth or pregnancy/childbirth-related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status prohibited by applicable laws. We also make good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


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