Vascular Tech, Per Diem

Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 163864-1A
Date Posted: Jan 20, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.

 

About the Job

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

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

Per diem

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

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