Vascular Technologist

Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 157480-1A
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2019
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

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Winchester Hospital is a leading community hospital north of Boston. The hospital offers a full range of medical services including maternity care and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.  Since 1912, Winchester Hospital has been a trusted pillar of the community and is recognized for outstanding quality and high satisfaction scores. In 2003, we became the first community hospital in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet status -  the industry’s gold standard for nursing excellence.  We were re-accredited for the 4th time in 2018. Our mission To Care. To Heal. To Excel. In Service to Our Community is achieved through streamlined, coordinated and comprehensive high-quality, compassionate care close to home.

 

About the Job

Increased Rates across Imaging Services for all positions. 

 

JOB SUMMARY

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission to care, heal and to excel in service to our community by independently operating sonographic equipment to perform arterial and venus studies and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography. This professional staff technologist position will have an impact on quality, safety and the patient experience.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Required:  Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography program that is accredited

Preferred:  Associates Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

            

Experience

Preferred:  At least two years of ultrasound with six months in an on-site apprenticeship with a Vascular Laboratory

 

Other Skills/Knowledge

Required: For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS: 

Required: Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the specialty(ies) as appropriate or registry eligible. If registry eligible, must obtain ARDMS (RVT) registration within 12 months of hire date.

Preferred: RVT  

                                    

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  Basic Life Support

 

POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:    Neonates, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics

 

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

On-call:  Rotation required

Schedule requirements:  Required to regularly rotate through days, evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

·        Reports to the Ultrasound/ Vascular Supervisor

·        Not responsible for supervising the work of others

 

As part of the Radiology team, the Vascular Technologist:

 

·        Educates and informs patients and family members throughout the patients’ experience.

·        Communicates effectively with the healthcare team utilizing established handoff procedures.

·        Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.

·        Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography arterial and venus examinations.

·        Uses sonographic skills to identify, record and modify procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images. 

·        Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.

·        Analyses sonograms, incorporates sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician coverage.

·        Assists with the daily operation of the sonographic lab.

·        Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area and maintains adequate supplies.  Responds to equipment issues timely to ensure optimum operations and equipment quality and long-term equipment maintenance and life.

·        Participates in the maintenance of vascular laboratory accreditation.

·        Minimizes preventable harm events and consistently executes the infection control protocols.  Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.

·        Educates and informs patients and family members throughout the patients’ experience.

Shift

36 hours.

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.