Perform patient evaluation and assessment prior to ultrasound examination within scope of practice
Perform ultrasound examination of patients and create a diagram demonstrating venous anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to assist the physician in recommending a safe, effective treatment plan
Assist the Physician in educating the patient on the treatment plan and how the treatment plan addresses the patient’s specific needs
Assist the Physician or Advanced Practice Provider during Ultrasound Guided Injection treatment sessions with the appropriate directions regarding needle placement and recommendations for volume and strength of solution to be injected
Assist the Physician during endovenous thermal or endovenous adhesive ablation procedures with the appropriate directions regarding catheter placement and withdrawal, and set up for and clean up following ablation procedures
Perform all additional scans indicated by the treatment plan at the direction of the Physician to ensure the efficacy of treatment and safety of the patients
Within the limits of safety, adhere to the standard time allotments for each type of scan in order to maintain the smooth and efficient flow of patients throughout the course of the scheduled day
Working with the operations staff, review and update the ultrasound schedule to ensure safe patient care and to maintain the patient load at an efficient and productive level
Develop and maintain a high level of skills commensurate with the standards set by the National Medical Director through continued education and interaction with other VCA Ultrasound Technologists
Maintain equipment and manage the supply inventory to ensure continued and effective operations
Clean and maintain designated ultrasound and procedure rooms following each procedure or scan and at the end of the day to ensure smooth patient flow throughout the day
Obtain and document patient photos at several intervals throughout the treatment process
When not actively engaged with a scheduled patient, assist other staff members with their duties in the spirit of teamwork in order to maintain an effective and efficient operation
Maintain flexibility with given schedule, and in the nature of team spirit, provide support and coverage for other clinics in need of ultrasound coverage
Build rapport with patients by instilling a high level of confidence in our providers’ ability to fully address their medical concerns
Develop efficiencies that will allow clinic to increase patient flow and still provide the highest quality of care to patients
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time without notice.
Up to 12 weeks of travel may be required for initial training
Local travel between clinics may be required
Associates degree and/or two years allied health background in an AMA approved program required. Bachelors degree in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound preferred.
Current registration as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) through American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or current registration as either a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) or Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Must have current Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certification.
Must maintain active RVT, RVS, or RPhS and maintain BLS certification
Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage time efficiently
Demonstrated success working independently and without close supervision
Preferred: Two years experience in vascular diagnostic ultrasound preferred
Preferred: One year experience in phlebology ultrasound preferred
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