The incumbent will perform difficult ultrasound technical duties. This is above the full performance level for the Medical Instrument Technician (Vascular) requiring specialized advanced knowledge and assignments. The work involves operating or monitoring diagnostic and therapeutic medical instruments and equipment associated with vascular and general sonography duties, to include carotid ultrasound and complex doppler studies, as well as general ultrasound. Incumbent will perform vascular studies which include, but are not limited to, central, peripheral and cerebrovascular applications, ABI, arterial duplex, bypass graft and arteriovenous fistula, extremity arteries, carotid, vertebral duplex. venous duplex, aortic duplex, renal artery duplex, and visceral vascular exams of the abdomen. Regularly performs preoperative upper and lower extremity vein mappings as well as chronic venous insufficiency studies and other duties as assigned. In summary; The Medical Instrument Technician (Vascular) performs difficult ultrasound technical duties and other duties as assigned: a. This is above the full performance level for the Medical Instrument Technician (Vascular) requiring specialized advanced knowledge and assignments. The work involves operating or monitoring diagnostic and therapeutic medical instruments and equipment associated with vascular and general sonography duties, to include carotid ultrasound and complex doppler studies, as well as general ultrasound. Registration is offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International, (CCI) as a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) or by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) and is highly desirable. b. Sonographers operate diagnostic equipment using ultrasound to record vascular and gray-scale information, and must be able to perform exams such as Doppler vascular blood flow patterns, blood pressure, limb volume changes, oxygen saturation, involving multiple arterial and venous circulation systems, including but not limited to: cerebral circulation, peripheral circulation, and abdominal circulation, pre-and post-exercise pulse volume recordings, ankle brachia! indices, and segmental plethysmography, upper and lower extremity vein mapping, venous reflux and evaluation of DVT, AV fistula [AVF] and AV graft [AVG], natural and synthetic arterial grafts, evaluation of AAA and post-EVAR aorta, renal artery stenosis, carotid ultrasound with temporal tap technique, vertebral artery Doppler, thoracic outlet syndrome, temporal arteritis, renal transplant analysis etc. c. Ultrasound guidance for therapeutic procedures and diagnostic maneuvers is required. d. Diagnostic Vascular Technicians operate diagnostic ultrasonic scanning equipment to produce cross sectional and two-dimensional pictures of internal organs and body structures used to diagnose diseases and other medical conditions. Color Doppler duplex evaluation is performed, with utilization of pre-and post-exercise stress equipment for specialized arterial insufficiency examinations or other related applications. Three dimensional volumetric analysis, stenosis ratio measurement and intimate knowledge of vascular anatomy and physiology is required. e. Diagnostic vascular ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical purposes. The vascular sonographer must be competent in the production, use, recognition, and analysis of vascular ultrasound images and patterns used for patient diagnosis and treatment. The vascular sonographer is regarded as the expert source of all vascular ultrasound imaging, and the interpreting radiologist relies heavily on the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the vascular sonographers in providing a final interpretation. Performs other related duties.as assigned. f. Provide training and supervision of procedures, to evaluate and initiate performance improvement projects, and to write policies, procedures, and protocols, that pertain to vascular ultrasonography Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8AM-4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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