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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Vascular Ultrasound Tech II in Boston, Massachusetts

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Vascular Ultrasound Tech II

Department Description:Our division's accredited Vascular Laboratory provides patients with a full range of non-invasive diagnostic services for all vascular conditions.

Job Location:Boston, MA

Req ID:36094BR

Job Summary:Under the general direction of the Vascular Lab Clinical Manager, performs a wide variety of ultrasound procedures. Assumes responsibility for efficiency and quality of work of designated areas or procedures as required.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Reviews charts, selects appropriate equipment and transducer setting for tests ordered.

  • Interviews patients, obtains necessary information, explains procedures, allays apprehensions and positions patient appropriately.

  • Views screen, detects pathology/other factors (p/u, change of shape, etc.). Determines images appropriate for diagnostic purposes.

  • Keeps current with new techniques, equipment, through journals and outside educational activities.

Recognizes unusual conditions in operating equipment and makes arrangements for repair. .

  • May be involved in the submission of changes (and other relevant information) to billing vendor to assure timely submission of claims to maximize third-party reimbursement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Vocational or Technical training in an accredited 2 yr post high school ed - allied health science, didactic/clin required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Certificate 1 Registered Vascular Tech required.

  • 1-3 years related work experience required.

  • Must have analytical knowledge necessary to effectively detect pathologies through understanding of physiological cause and effect of diseases.

  • Work requires level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology generally acquired through two years post-high school education in an allied health science, such as nursing or radiologic technology.

  • Work requires knowledge of ultrasound techniques and procedures, and familiarity with equipment, generally acquired through formal ultrasound training program, usually lasting 12 months didactic and 12 months clinical.

  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with vascular surgery patient population preferred.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.


  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications:Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Age based Competencies:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.