St. Bernard is hiring a Vascular Sonographer
I. Job Summary:
The Vascular Sonographer performs vascular ultrasound examinations of carotids, peripheral, arterial, venous, and abdominal vessels to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disorders and diseases affecting circulation in accordance with established practices and procedures.
Required Education: High school diploma or GED or the combination of education, knowledge, skills, mental development, and relevant experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position.
Completion of an approved Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program. ARDMS or ARRT registered in vascular sonography at time of hire or registry obtained within the first year of employment.
Desirable Education: Associates or Bachelors degree in a related field
Required Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the Vascular Sonography field.
Desirable Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the Vascular Sonography field in a hospital setting.
III. Required Skills:
The following skills are necessary in order to perform the duties in the manner required: higher level of comprehension, skills, and ability, as well as continued learning is expected with increasing length of job experience.
- Must be knowledgeable of the principles of growth and development and where appropriate, demonstrate care practices related to the physical and emotional needs of neonates (0 -30 days), pediatric patients (31 days-14 years of age), adult patients (15 – 64 years of age), and geriatric patients (65 and older years of age)
- Prepare examination room, equipment, and supplies needed for patients.
- Clean and disinfect exam room and equipment before and after patient usage.
- Follow prescribed techniques in administering general vascular exams. This includes, but is not limited to, adjustments of equipment; arranging immobilization; support devices to obtain proper position of patient; accurate patient information; measurements of specific exams; and close examination with physicians.
- Identify patient using two hospital established patient identifiers prior to the exam.
- Explain procedure to the patient prior to the exam.
- Observe patients and equipment during procedure. Report unusual occurrences and record patient’s condition.
- Providing clear, precise, timely and accurate documentation including a written summary of findings to the physician.
- Maintain appropriate supply inventories.
- Perform general office duties and write reports.
- Transport unit to patient’s room, emergency room, and surgery for the purpose of obtaining diagnostic exams.
- Maintain awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients.
- Participate in department or unit quality improvement activities.
- Advocate and support the department and hospital.
- Achieve and maintain competency in skills and comply with policies associated with the skills inventory.
- Demonstration and maintenance of competency through certification by a nationally recognized sonography credentialing organization.