Vascular Technician PRN
Responsibilities:Under the general supervision of the CVP Lab Coordinator, the Vascular Technician is an individual qualified by academic and clinical experience to provide diagnostic vascular services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures on patients of all age groups. The Vascular Technician, under the guidance of the Lead Vascular Technologist, will perform diagnostic examinations and therapeutic interventions in those areas of vascular ultrasound in which he/she is competent and will receive training in those areas in which he/she is not yet proficient, including peripheral venous, peripheral arterial, intracranial, and extracranial. In accordance with hospital policy and the SDMS Scope of Practice for the Diagnostic Ultrasound Professional , the Vascular Technologist will "perform patient (evaluations); acquire and analyze data obtained using ultrasound and related diagnostic technologies; provide a summary of findings to the physician to aid in patient diagnosis and management; use independent judgement and systematic problem solving methods to produce high quality diagnostic information and optimize patient care." Performs other related patient care and non-patient care duties. QualificationsEducation
Minimum 1 year academic training in a cardiovascular or ultrasound technology.
Equivalent of 2 quarters clinical experience in vascular ultrasound technology.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated competence through clinical training in basic vascular ultrasound, including peripheral venous, peripheral arterial, extracranial (carotid) and intracranial ultrasound Demonstrates strong customer services and interpersonal skills. Demonstrates ability to think critically and prioritize multiple responsibilities to meet the needs of the patients and the department. Demonstrates ability to function effectively under stress and respond appropriately in compromising or emergency situations. Demonstrates ability to analyze patient information and evaluation in order to develop an appropriate procedure plan for the diagnostic procedure. Demonstrates strong knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Standing for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) Walking for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) to include moving about the work area, hospital and/or campus as needed Sitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours) Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your head Sight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronically. For Health Care Providers (HCP) must be able to visualize patient condition and see data displayed on monitoring devices, etc. Auditory: must be able to hear in order to clearly communicate with others and use communication devices such as telephones, must be able to hear patients, alarms, call bells, etc. Tactile: must have ability to handle equipment and/or devices related to job duties, enter documentation within computer system. For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditions Olfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smells HCP should not manually lift (including transfer, reposition, or move) patients who weigh greater than 35 pounds. The appropriate safe patient handling device will be used, except in emergency situations (life or death situations where delay in obtaining and using the safe patient handling equipment may be detrimental to the patient). Refer to Policy/Procedure G-89 Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies