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SONOGRAPHER - VASCULAR

Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Vascular Sonographer demonstrates a clear understanding of vascular anatomy and physiology. He/she must be well versed in defects and diseases of the circulatory system and know how to clinically apply ultrasound to detect those diseases/defects. The Sonographer's scanning skills must be accurate and decisive in all testing environments. They must be willing to grow and help their peers grow professionally in the skills of Vascular Sonography. Sonographers must possess excellent communication skills to effectively meet the needs of patients and families and provide quality studies for the healthcare team to determine clinical treatment. Responsible for adhering to all established hospital policies and is a responsible steward of equipment and supplies.Principle Accountabilities: % Of Time Spent1. Performs full spectrum of Vascular Lab testing 15%-- Operates ultrasound equipment to obtain and retrieve studies-- Copies studies to CD for patient needs-- Performs vascular exams with appropriate presets to obtain quality studies-- Retrieves and reviews previous reports for comparison to current studies-- Verifies MD orders, documents testing as appropriate2. Conducts 2D/Color Flow/Spectral Doppler Vascular examination 60%-- Captures all views required for visualization and interpretation-- Obtains appropriate measurements for each modality.-- Capable of performing two exams/hour-- Performs exams at the bedside as needed for efficient department workflow and infection control purposes3. Performs office tasks 5%-- Performs office tasks as assigned-- Ability to retrieve reports from computer-- Ensures computer processing of test results and distribution.-- Answers phones promptly and politely.4. Participates in Quality Assurance Activities 5%-- Maintains critical value logs as indicated-- Reviews images in digital archive to assure accuracy and personal growth through review and revision-- Actively participates in department / hospital Q/A projects5. Maintains clean, safe environment 5%-- Cleans and stocks procedure rooms daily-- Assesses ultrasound equipment for functionality-- Trouble shooting equipment malfunctions-- Observes basic infection control practice with patients-- Observes electrical and fire safety precautions6. Performs 'on call' vascular lab exams as assigned. 5%7. Maintain CME requirements for registry 1%8 Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.4%TOTAL: 100%1. High School graduate orGED. 2. Graduate of accredited Vascular Sonography program 3. Current and in good standing as Registered Vascular Sonographer.Two years current experience in the clinical field. Problem-solving skills. Effective interpersonal skills. Considerate to the age-specificJob Relationships: Member of a comprehensive healthcare team, including other health care providers, the patient, the patient's family, and significant others. Takes direction from: Vascular lab Manager, Medical Director, and Peer Sonographers Provides direction to: Students and Vascular Sonographers Supervised by: Vascular lab ManagerEmployee is required to walk occasionally and sit continuously. Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20 lbs.) load occasionally. Employee may be required to lift over 100 lbs with assistance. Employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, climb, lift waist to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and reach overhead. For repetitive action, employee is required to perform simple grasping and pushing/pulling. Employee is occasionally exposed to electrical hazards and CRT terminal work. Employee must demonstrate verbal and cognitive skills, as well as motor coordination and manual dexterity. Speech, hearing, and near-visual acuity are required. May be needed to work any shift within 0700-1730 Monday - Friday. On call rotation is required as assigned. Employee is occasionally exposed to blood borne pathogens. (Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%) The most significant of duties are included but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties.MissionFaithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke's is dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve.Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.VisionAs an independent healthcare network, we create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to high quality, safe and personalized services.Core ValuesHuman DignityWe accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God.CompassionWe respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family.JusticeWe honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of the common good.ExcellenceWe set and strive to attain high standards of performance and continuous improvement.StewardshipWe use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and integrity.

Keywords: St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield , SONOGRAPHER - VASCULAR, Healthcare , Chesterfield, Missouri

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