Echo/Vascular Technologist – VHH Surgery Clinic – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Glendale, California, United States)

The Echo/Vascular Technologist will provide noninvasive echo and vascular studies in coordination with the department’s medical and technical team and in compliance with established department standards.

Technically supports the Clinic in providing noninvasive echo and vascular studies in coordination with the department’s medical and technical team and in compliance with established department standards.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs Echo and/or Vascular studies according to policy and procedure during a normal 8-hour shift in an acceptable amount of time.
  • Produces high quality images and prepares/presents them with other pertinent patient information for timely interpretation.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate documentation.
  • Works in conjunction with the Cardiologist, Vascular Surgeons and Supervisor to ensure high quality diagnostic images.
  • Performance of studies within employee’s Tech Competency Level (see Technical Competency Validation Record).
  • Provides technical support in the performance of noninvasive echo and/or vascular diagnostic studies on adult to geriatric aged patients
  • Reports and documents critical findings to referring provider in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Works independently with ongoing and periodic review through evaluation of image quality, documentation, timeliness and results review
  • Submits procedure charges, maintains accurate patient records, and documents studies in PACs system.
  • Demonstrates the ability to trouble shoot and notifies appropriate personnel to maintain equipment performance. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. Adheres to safety policies.
  • Assures the efficient operation of workflow of the department.
  • Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and material to ensure non-interruption of services.
  • Responds to call-back requetés in a timely manner.
  • Uses all equipment properly.
  • Performs proper cleaning of laboratory equipment, including disinfection of all probes consistent with manufacturer recommendations and standard of care according to probe type and use.
  • Performs procedures by following and verifying referring providers’ orders. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.
  • Produces high quality images and prepares/presents them with other pertinent patient information for timely interpretation. Prepares and maintains accurate documentation.
  • Maintains a clean work area.
  • Exercises sound judgment in relating physicians order to the actual condition and need of the patient.
  • Consults with the Supervisor and Attending or Ordering Physician when indicated.
  • Functions as a patient advocate.
  • Educates patient/patient’s family about procedure and treatment.
  • Accountable for the ethical, legal, professional and certification responsibilities related to the practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information.
  • Provides for own professional growth regarding trends in equipment and procedures through formal and informal continuing education.
  • Assists with transportation of patients or clerical functions as needed by the department
  • Participates in department Performance Improvement work team projects.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients served on his/her assigned unit.
  • Supports continuous and ongoing customer satisfaction through the system wide service excellence standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Specialized/technical training Certification of completion of a sonography program with emphasis in echo and vascular technology.
  • Req 2 years Experience performing noninvasive echo AND/OR vascular studies.
  • Req Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions
  • Req Fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes.
  • Req Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills.
  • Req Demonstrated ability to analyze data and solve problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer – RDCS (ARDMS) Must have RDCS OR: ▪ Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) ◦ OR: ▪ Canadian Registered Cardiac Sonographer (CRCS)
  • Req Registered Vascular Technologist – RVT (ARDMS) Must have RVT OR: ▪ Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) ◦ OR: ▪ Registered Technologist Vascular Sonography [RT(VS)]
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $46.00 – $76.07. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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