The Vascular Lab Technologist is a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer that provides diagnostic vascular testing using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures, assists in reporting test results and submits preliminary test reports.
The scope of practice of the Vascular Laboratory Technologist includes: Performs noninvasive vascular testing, preliminary interpretation and reporting of test results, Independent triage patient history and exam requests, Assessment of results to determine level of disease and need for additional testing or urgency of further care or reporting to provider; Collaborates with providers to enable the appropriate patient care , depending on the results of exams; Communicates test results with referring providers to ensure timely and appropriate patient care.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and to maximize patient satisfaction. Works within the guidelines by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for Vascular Testing. Meets the qualifications to provide care to patients in the age range of 0-100 years of age.
Works under the direction of the Vascular Lab Supervisor.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates the ability to independently and safely complete diagnostic patient exams.
Demonstrates the ability to independently evaluate test results, obtain appropriate diagnostic information and devise accurate preliminary reports.
Demonstrates the ability to integrate and compare vascular lab exams with prior exams and other diagnostics tests, and adapt the examination as necessary
Demonstrates the ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic information in each examination performed.
Demonstrates the ability to determine level of disease and communicate diagnostic information to the provider.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the health care team and referring provider.
Demonstrates the ability to follow established departmental procedures.
Demonstrates the ability to cope with emergency situations.
Demonstrates strong communication skills and the ability to be self-directed
Demonstrates a high regard for confidentiality.
Demonstrates a strong effort in working as a team member.
Demonstrated positive interpersonal relations with patients, physicians and coworkers.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED required. Associates degree preferred.
RVT credential required.
The employee is responsible for Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for the Registered Vascular Technology specialty (RVT).
Minimum of one year experience in Vascular Technology is preferred. Minimum of six months of the job to become familiar with all duties is required.
Maintains BLS certification.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is performed in a clinical and hospital environment.
The employee must be able to move diagnostic equipment on wheels; stand, sit and lift to perform basic job assignments; and assist patients with ambulation.
The employee will be required to respond to requests during assigned on call within the time determined by department management. Some travel maybe required for off-site testing.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.
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