Vascular Technician I
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Conducts non-invasive vascular studies including ultrasound. Prepares test results. Maintains equipment and vascular database.
- Explains test procedures and purpose. Demonstrates equipment for patient. Prepares and positions patients for diagnostic tests and medical procedures. Observes, monitors, and evaluates patient condition during and after procedures.
- Assists physician in developing new techniques and procedures. Assists provider in patient examination and procedures. Prepares exam results for interpretation by physician. Reads and assesses diagnostic test abnormalities.
- Consults with provider concerning procedures and patient condition. Follows standard infection control procedures. Monitors and evaluates test readings during procedures. Alerts physicians to positive test results or test abnormalities.
- Responds to emergencies and stat requests. Transports patients to/from procedure area.
- Performs non-invasive peripheral vascular diagnostic procedures. Operates ultrasound equipment.
- Schedules patient appointments/procedures. Records and charts patient data using proper CPT and ICD9. Interviews patients and collects patient data. Takes patient medical and prescription history. Reviews patient charts to evaluate patients and identify significant conditions.
- Compiles data for Quality Assurance. Completes diagnostic examination requisitions. Completes forms and records.
- Issues reports on findings. Looks up and reports test results as requested.
- Prepares lab worksheets. Performs accurate measurements and calculations on diagnostic test procedures.
- Indexes studies for future reference. Scans, reads, and calculates machine tracings.
- Maintains current records of all meetings. Records and maintains daily log and files of complete studies. Records and maintains log of procedures. Prepares workload statistics. Enters into vascular database.
- Ensures equipment is available for procedures and examinations. Calibrates and adjusts equipment as needed. Arranges for repair of equipment. Maintains equipment in good working order. Performs minor adjustments and/or repairs on equipment. Test equipment.
- Prepares and processes supplies, equipment and instruments. Fills requests for equipment and supplies. Maintains and orders supplies. Prepares procedure and exam rooms. Selects and sets out appropriate and sterile supplies. Disposes of expendable medical supplies and contaminated materials.
- Maintains sterilized supplies, instruments and equipment for surgical procedures. Receives sorts and decontaminates equipment. Cleans and sterilizes instruments, supplies and equipment.
- Coordinates department activities with other departments.
- Orients and trains new or less experienced personnel. Provides functional direction to assigned staff.
- Attends conferences, meetings and in-service training programs. Serves as resource person to co-workers by answering procedural questions and assisting in problem solving.
- Assures ICAVL standards are adhered to.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience in vascular setting.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience in duplex carotid, venous, and peripheral arterial scanning.
- Graduate from an approved ultrasound training program recognized by CAHEA; or equivalent related experience.
- Registered Vascular Technician Certificate
- Basic Life Support from American Heart Association
- Knowledge of common consequences of vascular trauma, including hemorrhage, hematoma, false aneurysm and arterio-venous fistulae and how non-invasive testing methods may be used to help identify these abnormalities.
- Advanced knowledge of anatomy and pathophysiology of vascular disease.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, problem solving, interpersonal relations and customer service.
- Associates degree in related field.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest