The Vascular Sonographer performs basic to advanced ultrasound services and procedures for patients, which may include: upper/lower arterial and venous Doppler, Carotid duplex Doppler, abdominal Doppler, transcranial Doppler, and segmental pressures. They must be familiar with approved clinical protocols for each type of ultrasound examination he or she performs, the sonographer must also be able to analyze the patient’s full clinical history in order to identify the purpose of the examination, frame the clinical question that the examination is intended to answer, and expand the examination as necessary to answer the clinical question
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Prepare patients for procedures and obtains clinical history from the patient including related physical findings and pertinent laboratory data to adapt the imaging techniques to obtain comprehensive and diagnostic data for the interpreting provider
Performs basic to advanced vascular ultrasound procedures utilizing a variety of equipment and techniques while providing the necessary measurements required for the interpretation to obtain accurate, high quality results.
Identifies and defines vascular abnormalities and extends the scope of the examination appropriately, deviating from standard techniques when necessary and correlating invasive and noninvasive diagnostic test results with related anatomy and function.
May assist physicians in procedure rooms and operating rooms by performing Vascular ultrasound studies to aid them in proceeding with complex procedures
Records statistics and performs daily maintenance of the vascular lab and its equipment, reporting all malfunctions as appropriate.
Works closely with the sonography team to ensure quality processes and protocols are adhered to and assists with IAC accreditation activities as delegated. Implements protocols as new technology evolves and ensures system vascular ultrasound standards are implemented and adhered to.
Acts as a resource to other staff, physicians and students regarding equipment, techniques, procedures and studies to optimize patient care.
Works closely with other sonographers to ensure adherence to quality processes and protocols.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge and ability to apply complex sonographic principles, instrumentation and techniques.
Knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology.
Ability explaining the purpose of the ultrasound examination to the patient and answering patients’ questions
Knowledge of proper infection control, including precautionary procedures
Knowledge of relevant laws regarding patient confidentiality and privacy
Ability to interact and communicate effectively – both orally and in writing –with healthcare providers, including other sonographers, physicians, and nurses
Knowledge of medical terminology
Skilled utilization of computers and medical equipment
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Grad of Accred Prog or Eqival
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire/transfer.
Registered Vascular Sonographe (RVS), Registered Vascular Tech (RVT): Must have Registered Vascular Tech (RVT) through ARDMS or Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS) from CCI.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!