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Tufts Medicine Vascular Sonographer in Melrose, Massachusetts

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Job Profile Summary

​ This role focuses on using various imaging techniques and practices to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. In addition, this role focuses on performing the following Ultrasound duties: Utilizes Ultrasound Technology to provide images of internal body structures. A clinical technologist role that has specialized knowledge or skills gained through a combination of vocational education, training, and experience. This role will be most commonly applied to patient care and/or scientific/laboratory jobs. A senior level role requiring broad knowledge of operational procedures and tools obtained through extensive work experience and requiring vocational or technical education. Works under limited supervision for routine situations, problems typically are not routine and require analysis to understand, provides assistance and/or may lead and train entry level employees and may lead daily operation activities.

Job Overview

Under the general direction of the Ultrasound Clinical Supervisor, performs a variety of procedures involving the use of high frequency sound waves to investigate the internal aspects of abdomen, pelvis, neck, upper and lower extremities. Requires a high degree of technical knowledge pertaining to acoustics and its various interactions within the human body. An in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology is also required so the technologist can evaluate laboratory data, past medical history and pertinent symptoms to tailor the ultrasound or vascular examination to each patient individually.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications :

  1. Associates degree or two year certificate program in Ultrasound.

  2. Two (2) years as an ultrasound technologist with one (1) additional year of experience performing vascular examinations.

  3. American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) within one year of data of hire.

Duties and Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Sets up and operates equipment, manipulating transducers and adjusting console dials to obtain a clear recording of specified sections of the body. Records each examination on film or computer.

  2. Assists radiologists and/or vascular surgeons in interpretation by describing anatomy, anatomical location and acoustic characteristics of each film or computer report.

  3. Generates computer reports on all arterial studies, containing previous studies and pertinent history or surgical reports. These are put together with a vascular jacket, vascular report holder, films, etc. and presented to radiologist or vascular surgeon for final interpretation.

  4. Maintains a daily log of vascular patients. Prepares annual and monthly statistics of examinations performed and type of patient, i.e. out-patient, in-patient, etc.

  5. Schedules in-patients and out-patients for vascular examinations, consulting with referring physicians regarding clinical history.

  6. Maintains and tests equipment to be sure of its reliability and obtains timely repair service, if required.

  7. Develops and presents instructional program of technical vascular procedures for ultrasound, medical and nursing staff, as appropriate.

  8. Coordinates quarterly vascular quality assurance meeting. Distributes the minutes of these meetings to attendees.

  9. Apply for ICAVL accreditation and keep the accreditation current, once received.

  10. Participates in evaluation and selection of new ultrasound and vascular equipment.

  11. Keeps abreast of new developments, techniques and equipment in the ultrasound field by attending courses, seminars and review of professional publications.

Physical Requirements :

  1. Frequent standing, occasional sitting & walking, lifting of 30-35 lbs., pushing and maneuvering equipment.

  2. Requires manual dexterity using fine hand manipulation to operate echo equipment and computer keyboard

  3. Requires ability to see echo screen and reports.

Skills & Abilities:

  1. Medical terminology.

  2. Clerical skills.

  3. Proficient in OB/GYN, small parts, venous, carotid, abdominal ultrasounds & procedures requiring ultrasound guidance (i.e. biopsies, amniocentesis, aspirations, paracentesis, thoracentesis, hysterosonograms, etc.).

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .