HR Use Only: Vascular Technologist
Hospital: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus & Family Health Centers
Facility: CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (MAIN CAMPUS)
Department: Vascular Lab
Job Code: D24001
Pay Grade: 12
Summary: Under the direction of the Non-Invasive Vascular Lab Supervisor and the Medical Director, performs ultrasound studies specific to veins and arteries, including but not limited to carotid, aorta, mesenteric, renal and celiac; cardiac mapping and pulse volume recordings. Assists with the interpretation of study results. Serves as a senior technical resource for the laboratory. Assists with interviewing prospective technologists and participates in the orientation and training of new members of non-invasive vascular laboratory and ongoing training of technologists and visiting students. Interacts with multiple databases and patient's EMR as part of testing. Job Responsibilities: Performs ultrasound studies specific to veins and arteries, including but not limited to carotid, aorta, mesenteric, renal, and celiac; cardiac mapping; and pulse volume recordings typically handling complicated and difficult cases. Reviews previous patient history, obtains brief current patient history; determines the appropriate procedure(s) necessary for proper diagnosis; consulting with physician if there are any questions concerning the ultrasound exam. Notifies physician of abnormal findings. Prepares patient for examination, explains procedure, assists patient on/off examination table and with dressing/undressing, as required. Performs technical procedures in the application of duplex imaging and other non-invasive procedures on peripheral arteries which utilize pulse volume recorders with Doppler that may require treadmill testing. Maintains appropriate testing documentation in patient medical record. Maintains a file copy of all examinations performed. Accurately completes financial documentation for billing procedure. Performs ultrasound and pulse volume recording studies at the hospital bedside, in the inpatient setting and in the outpatient clinics to report findings to the care provider. Assists with interpretation of study results. Provides technical guidance to less experienced technologists in conducting tests and interpreting study results. Correlates non-invasive vascular laboratory study results with other diagnostic studies performed (ie arteriograms, venograms, CT scans, MRI when necessary). Evaluates images and makes preliminary decisions on patient findings. Serves as a senior technical resource for the non-invasive vascular laboratory. Provides input for the interpretation of test results. Assists in the correlation of vascular laboratory studies. Assists in clinical research as outlined by the medical director of the non-invasive vascular laboratory. Participates in the evaluation of new equipment and procedures. Provides technical direction with complex cases. Assists with the interviewing, orientation and training of new members of the non-invasive vascular laboratory. Participates with ongoing training and student internship. Assists with interviewing applicants when called on to do so. Assists with new employee orientation including introduction to the department and other members of the lab. Formally or informally instructs/teaches related technology to other technologists and students. Functions as the technical resource and advisor on procedural techniques for all technologists and trainees. Interacts with key individuals to enhance database report capabilities and troubleshoots system. Assists with the supervision and coordination of assigned work activities when called on to do so. Provides peer feedback for job performance of other technologists in the lab. Assumes duties of the lead technologist when called on to do so. Assists with monitoring of the supply inventory by reporting shortages and reports equipment maintenance issues to the lead technologist or designee. Attends scheduled meetings and training sessions. On-call may be required. Other duties as assigned.
Education: Completion of an appropriate allied health program leading to a degree or certificate in the application of non-invasive cardiovascular ultrasound techniques.
Experience: Completion of an appropriate allied health program leading to a degree or certificate in the application of non-invasive cardiovascular ultrasound techniques. Advanced training in anatomy, physiology, biology, and physics.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), or other appropriate national certification. Current RVT or registry eligible. (Appropriate national registry must be completed within one year of hire.)
Physical Requirements: Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing or walking for extensive periods of time. Requires normal or corrected hearing and vision to normal range. May requires some exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids.
Category: Allied Health
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