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Vascular Sonographer

Company: Maria Parham Health
Location: Henderson
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Maria Parham HealthWho We Are:People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. With 205 licensed beds, Maria Parham Health is equipped for every health care need one can encounter. We are fully licensed by Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, and Rated Highest In-Patient Safety from Leapfrog.Where We Are:Henderson offers a great outdoors, including the region's largest lake, providing endless hours of fun boating, fishing, water skiing, and camping. Throw in great golfing, hunting and two fantastic recreational organizations and you may find yourself having a hard time deciding what to do next!Why Choose Us: - Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees - Competitive Paid Time Off, PTO cash out, and PTO donation programs - Employee Assistance Program - mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance - Loan Repayment and Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants - Robust employee recognition and awards programs - And much more--- -Position SummaryThe Vascular Sonographer performs the daily clinical operations and a wide variety of technical procedures including, but not limited to, peripheral vascular, venous reflux, and carotid ultrasound. Enters exam data into CPACs system, ensures completeness of exam, and prepares exam for interpretation. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

Reports to: Director of Cardiovascular Services -Responsibilities of the PositionPerforms peripheral vascular, venous reflux, and carotid imaging in accordance with lab protocols and standard practices.Assists Physician during vein center procedures.Reviews inpatient requisitions and prioritizes patient list in order of severity of illness, special procedures, special requests, and equipment availability; revises patient schedule as new procedures are requested and circumstances change.Performs required quality control checks.Assures the procurement, storage, and routing of supplies for room operation.Ensures reusable instruments are maintained and disinfected as required.Reviews patient information and orders at the time of the procedure. Confirms type of exam and appropriate diagnosis; requests clarification of order if necessary; determines interpreting physician.Downloads examination images and data into PACs system; enters findings into PACs system upon completion of exam.Mentors and evaluates ultrasound students as required.Communicates technical and patient care related information according to established processes and timelines.Minimum EducationHigh school graduate or GED equivalency is required.Successful completion of a CAAHEP approved school of ultrasound or cardiovascular technology or equivalent experience. -Certifications/LicensesCurrent certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or certification within one year of hire date.Basic Life Support (BLS) obtained through the American Heart Association (AHA) required upon hire.Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. -Minimum Work ExperienceKnowledge of diagnostic ultrasound principles, concepts, and methodology sufficient to perform high quality diagnostic studies.Ability to identify which images to include, looking for differences between healthy and pathological areas.Ability to tailor the scope of an exam by adding additional image as dictated by pathology.Knowledge of vascular cross-sectional anatomy and pathophysiology.Knowledge of m-mode, doppler and color flow characteristics.Ability to recognize vascular structures viewed from various angles.Knowledge of ultrasound physics and instrumentation sufficient to identify and eliminate artifact and optimize images.Ability to operate, maintain and troubleshoot cardiovascular equipment. -EEOC StatementMaria Parham Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Keywords: Maria Parham Health, Durham , Vascular Sonographer, Other , Henderson, North Carolina

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