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Ultrasound Vascular Tech

Req #:  116930
Facility:  Trinity Hospital
Department:  Diagnostic Imaging
City:  Chicago
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Position Requirements:
~Associates degree in Allied Health or
Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Science preferred
~1 year experience in Abdomen and OB/GYN
~1 year experience in Vascular exams ~Proficient skills in abdomen, OB, pelvic, endovaginal, small parts, venous doppler, carotid doppler, and arterial studies.
~Moderate skills in assisting radiologist with procedures.
~ARDMS registered
~Registry eligible for RVT and registered within 1 year of hire.
~CPR Certification COMPETENT LEVEL:
~ Ability to be flexible to work weekends, holidays, STAT call~ins in order to accommodate staffing needs.
~ Ability to perform lifting and transferring related to patient care
~ Ability to move ultrasound equipment for portable studies to various nursing units.
~ Ability to communicate with patients and to respond to patients in a timely manner.
~ Ability to work in fast~paced environment with established time constraints.
~ Exposure to ill patients may be exposed to blood and urine samples.
~Incorporates the provision of cultural and age specific needs while exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age specific responses. Primary interactions would be with adult, geriatric, and pediatric individuals.
~Requires good judgment, reliability, responsibility, independent thought and action
~Ability and skills to assume temporary leadership role in the absence of the coordinator.
~Extreme flexibility in working hours and on~call rotation
~Moving of equipment to bedside
~Attend on~going in~services and or CME's to maintain accreditation required to satisfy the ARDMS, RVT, ICAVL and ACR standards
~Member of professional societies
~Read journals for new and upcoming procedures

MINIMUM LEVEL:
~Must be able to take call on rotation basis
~Perform emergency procedures as required
~Attend annual in~services as required to meet department safety requirements.


Purpose:
To perform a wide variety of invasive and non~invasive ultrasound and vascular procedures by utilizing a wide variety of sophisticated sonographic equipment to aid in the clinical diagnosis of disease to record and document images, history, and other pertinent clinical information for analysis and interpretation by physician. To act as a team member and follow the mission, values and philosophy of Advocate.

Accountabilities:
Performance of a comprehensive array of sophisticated abdominal, OB/GYN, vascular, and small parts procedures demonstrating the appropriate anatomy under investigation for all STAT and routine procedures.
Participation in the department QA program and accreditation process
Ensures a secure and safe patient and work environment.
Provides technical support for smooth and efficient operation of Ultrasound and Vascular Department.
Responsible for staying abreast of the latest ultrasound developments, professional development of self, maintenance of CME's required for registration and training of associates to procedures.
Documentation of patient history, and images for analysis and interpretation.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago