Under the general direction of the Division Manager, Technical Director and Medical Director, performs all required ultrasound and clinical evaluations at a technical level requiring limited supervision. The RVT maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field of vascular disease and new procedures, as they evolve. Assumes responsibility for efficiency and quality of work of designated areas or procedures as required.
- Reviews charts, selects appropriate equipment and transducer setting for tests ordered.
- Interviews patients, obtains necessary information, explains procedures, allays apprehensions and positions patient appropriately.
- Coordinates work schedule with supervisor and front desk to assure workload coverage
- Responsible for the safety, mental and physical comfort of the patient while in the technologist's care
- Views screen, detects pathology/other factors (p/u, change of shape, etc.). Use cognitive sonographic skills to identify and record appropriate anatomical, pathological and diagnostic images.
- Maintains daily log of patients seen / completes exam billing forms
- Records and files study results. Provides preliminary interpretation on worksheets in daily log book and conveys preliminary interpretation to requesting physician. Enters data, images and impression into vascular database.
- May be involved in the submission of charges for both professional and facility (and other relevant information) to billing vendor to assure timely submission of claims to maximize third-party reimbursement.
- Assist with the maintenance of laboratory accreditation via ICAVL and JCOH
- May train, orient, direct work of other and demonstrate procedures.
- Performs routine clerical duties, answers phones, schedules patients, orders supplies, distributes results, keeps work area clean, and makes entries in computer.
- Keeps current with new techniques, equipment, through journals and outside educational activities.
- Recognizes unusual conditions in operating equipment and makes arrangements for repair.
- Maintains ultrasound equipment and work areas & maintains adequate supplies
- Must be Registered Vascular Technologist (R.V.T.), with 3+ years’ experience. Previous experience with vascular surgery patient population is required.
- Work requires level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology generally acquired through two years post-high school education in an allied health science, such as nursing or radiologic technology.
- Work requires knowledge of ultrasound techniques and procedures, and familiarity with equipment, generally acquired through formal ultrasound training program, usually lasting 12 months didactic and 12 months clinical.
- Must have analytical necessary to effectively detect pathologies through understanding of physiological cause and effect of diseases.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to explain procedures to patients and alleviate apprehensions, and to relay information to physicians.
- Must be able to stand and walk majority of work time up to 80-90%, push stretchers, lift and position patients.
- Strong verbal, written and organizational skills
Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the countries of Malta and Colombia which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta, Colombia and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org.
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.
Steward Medical Group is taking additional necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [three-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout our facilities.
- A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient and colleague safety.