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Wellforce Vascular Sonographer in Lowell, Massachusetts

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Vascular Sonographer performs/supervises services in the Imaging Services area according to the policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives of the department and hospital. Works cooperatively within department and other services to create a system of quality health care.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain current knowledge in area(s) of performing diagnostic ultrasound procedures.

  • Demonstrates superior technical skills and proficiency in multiple vascular ultrasound examinations performing all studies according to department protocols. Demonstrates knowledge of anatomy and required documentation to produce high quality, complete ultrasound exams. Documents all measurements and other key clinical information on worksheets and/or PACS.

  • Obtains and documents patient history related to procedures; provides clear and accurate instructions and explanation of exams and procedures to patients to improve patient satisfaction and the quality of the US exam being performed.

  • Monitors the daily patient schedule to direct and optimize staff efficiency and productivity to streamline completion of daily workload.

  • Assists Manager in daily QA and QI processes and participates in department performance improvement activities. Instructs staff in proper QA/QI. Collaborates with the radiologists to identify areas for improvement and communicate and implement those with staff.

  • Demonstrates competency and accuracy in the use of all aspects of the RIS, Trace and PACS systems and required IT applications. Assists in daily PACS maintenance correcting, merging, linking and assuring the quality and completeness of all studies.

  • Proactively identifies errors and facilitates corrective measures in a timely manner.

  • Communicates completely and in a timely manner with co-workers and other modalities and departments to assure timely, coordinated patient care. Abides by LGH Hand-off policy to assure continuum of care.

  • Performs orientation of new clinical personnel to the department providing daily guidance and instruction to staff and students.

  • Consults with radiologists providing technical interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound images, informs the radiologists of any abnormalities and or critical results as identified to assess exam completeness.

  • Serves as a role model to all staff sharing expertise and knowledge, assists Manager as directed. Perform on-call duties and/or work variable shifts as assigned to meet departmental needs.

  • Perform Examinations including, but not limited to, extracranial cerebrovascular, upper and lower extremity arterial duplex and physiologic testing (PVR), upper and lower venous duplex, venous insufficiency, Aorta, renal artery, mesenteric, dialysis access evaluation and preoperative vein mapping.

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