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Vascular Sonographer at Stanford Health Care

Vascular Sonographer

Stanford Health Care Palo Alto, CA Full-Time

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The Registered Vascular Sonographer Technologist (RVT) reports to the Supervisor and performs all required ultrasound and clinical evaluations at a technical level requiring limited supervision. The vascular technologist
uses ultrasound as well as other diagnostic instruments to image and evaluate the conditions of the arteries and veins in the body.

Essential Functions
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and  
responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education  
and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic vascular laboratory examinations; performs the following procedures: cerebrovascular, peripheral vascular and abdominal duplex, Transcranial Doppler, segmental blood pressure and exercise testing, and physiology evaluations and other tests as determined by the Technical and Medical Directors of the vascular lab.
  •  Prepares patients for examinations and explains procedures to patients; ensures safety, mental and physical comfort of the patient while in the technologist's care.
  • Assesses the patient and correlate the clinical history with the test to be performed; consults supervisor when necessary to determine appropriate vascular lab procedure and consults with referring MD and/or patient chart regarding patient's history when necessary.
  • Provides technical and nursing aid for surgical, biopsy, and aspiration procedures.
  • Recognizes the significance of all structures visualized on the monitor and is able to differentiate normal from abnormal and recognize artifacts; understands when to seek advice. Recognizes the limitations of electronic equipment.
  • Follows protocols and is able to deviate from normal techniques when clinically necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement
License/Certification: RVT (registered vascular technologist) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) - active status

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Recommended Skills

  • Biopsies
  • Clinical Works
  • Communication
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Emergency Management
  • Ethics
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