Registered Vascular Tech

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Job Details Level Experienced Job Location IL - Chicago Downtown - Chicago, IL Position Type Full Time Education Level 2 Year Degree Job Shift Day Job Category Health Care Description Duties and Responsibilities: * Performs ultrasound examinations of the vascular system to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disorders affecting arterial circulation and reflux studies for venous insufficiency. * Prepare patients for exam by explaining procedure, transferring patient to ultrasound table, scrubbing skin and applying gel, and position patient properly * Operate ultrasound equipment to produce a record images of the motion, shape, and composition of veins * Ensure images produced by ultrasound machine is satisfactory for diagnostic purposes while making adjustments to machine as required * Compare patients current scans to previous scans * Record and interpret the findings of each exam and accurately report the findings in a preliminary report format in a timely manner upon completion of the study * Ensure that all referring providers are notified with findings for all same day emergent add-ons * Enters patient information accurately into the demographic screen on each ultrasound machine and in to the reporting software using patient identifiers to appropriately identify patients. * Accurately bill exams and complete charge sheets appropriately * Perform incidental office duties as necessary to maintain the completeness of the patient record * Document all necessary interactions with referring providers in the patients permanent medical record * Serve as a liaison between patients, physicians and referring providers * Prepare the procedure room for procedures scheduled for the day * Ensure that all procedure equipment is tested and sterilized * Assist with pre-procedure preparation of patients * Position the patient on the exam table according to procedural guidelines * Prep and drape the patient for the procedure following sterile technique * Assist physician with sterile gowning and gloving * Assist physician during procedures; hands wires, catheters, syringes, surgical instruments, etc. as needed. * Dress the patients procedural sites and assist in the placement of compressive ace bandages and/or compressive stockings following physician orders * Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, maintaining professional networks, participating in professional organizations * Utilize appropriate customer service skills during interactions with patients, physicians visitors, staff, and other personnel * Maintain accurate and detailed reports and records * Train new Vascular Tech staff as needed * Post procedure, clean, stock and maintain equipment & instruments according to company guidelines * Dispose of waste properly * Adhere to all infection control, universal precautions and safety policies * Attend periodic team meetings; assist in community events CVR sponsors as needed * Work together with the team members at the center(s) to reach center goals * Other duties as necessary to achieve goals Qualifications Minimum Requirements: * Associates Degree * Recent graduate from an accredited Vascular Technology program * Minimum of 1 year of previous experience as a Vascular Tech (preferred) * Must be certified as Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) or as Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) or registry eligible. (Appropriate national registry must be completed within 1 of year of hire.) * Holding a CCI credential is recommended * Must have reliable transportation and willing to travel to other locations Qualifications: * Excellent clinical skills * Ability to define challenges, analyze problems, and implement solutions in a proactive and positive manner * Must have a strong work ethic * Excellent customer service by being sensitive to patients needs and feelings * Very detail-oriented * Knowledge of venous insufficiency * Flexibility and adaptability as it relates to schedules, responsibilities and priorities * Knowledge of physician medical practices as a whole preferable * The ability to interact with, support, and influence positively the behavior and activities of patients, physicians and staff/co-employees * Must be an exceptional listener * Strong organizational skills * The ability to work independently and as a cooperative member of a team
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  • Permanent
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