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Registered Echo & Vascular Tech in Gaffney, SC at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Date Posted: 4/30/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Gaffney, SC
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/30/2019

Job Description

Position Summary

The Ultrasonographer-Echo/Vascular Tech performs a variety of specialized technical tasks utilizing high frequency ultrasound waves to assist with the detection of anatomical abnormalities.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of complex specialized tasks utilizing ultrasonic high frequency sound waves and demonstrate proficiency by performing routine and emergency echocardiograms, including but not limited to 2-dimensional, 3- dimensional, Doppler, and Stress Echocardiogram, as requested by physician and in accordance with standard practices.
  • Perform vascular ultrasound procedures including 2D and color Doppler imaging and procedures as required maintaining patient records and documentation.
  • Positively responds and implements change when needed and has good decision making skills.
  • Assists with quality control and maintenance of all equipment in the area
  • Properly utilize accessory equipment such as transducers, cleaning systems, warmers, scanners, printers, and PACS workstations
  • Prepare patients for procedures, explain procedures to patients. Report changes in patient condition to medical staff. Provide an oral and written summary of preliminary findings to the cardiologist/radiologist. Evaluate quality of exams. Determine if additional sonograms or ultrasound procedures are indicated and discuss with physician.
  • Assists in training of new staff and of students during clinical rotations
  • Follows, maintains and helps implement hospital and departmental policies and procedures
  • Consistently communicates with patients, guests, staff and physicians in a positive manner
  • Knowledgeable of compliance and regulatory requirements and adheres to Federal, State, accrediting bodies, and standard practice of care for patients, staff, guests and facilities
  • Adheres to departmental procedures and protocols 
  • Ensure correct charging of procedures and supplies on a daily basis
  • Works as a team member with peers and other departments.  Responds calmly and efficiently to situations.
  • Regularly attend departmental meeting, in-services and actively participate in continuing education activities 
  • Use CPR skills when required.
  • Dispose of biohazard waste according to state standards.
  • Maintain OSHA requirements and practice OSHA standards.
  • Perform accurate, legal, and ethical documentation at all times.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor or manager
  • Prepare exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments and supplies. 
  • Prepare and maintain supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization of equipment.
  • Assist with scheduling of tests and treatments.
  • Prepare patient for examination.
  • Adhere to and practice appropriate infection control policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Minimum Requirements

Education

  • Accredited two-year Allied Health/Nursing Degree or Bachelor of Science degree and/or successful completion of a recognized and accredited program in Ultrasound Technology. Sufficient education/training is required to acquire ARDMS, CCI or RCDS certification in cardiac ultrasound and RVT in vascular ultrasound
 

Experience

  • Experience as a cardiac sonographer with additional experience doing vascular exams

Required Licenses/Registrations/Certifications

  • Currently Registered RDCS and RVT
  • BLS Certification