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Ultrasound Technologist-Vascular

Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Location: Duluth
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

+ JOB SUMMARY+ The Vascular Ultrasound Technologist, under the administrative direction of the Clinic Manager and the technical direction of the Vascular Medical Director, performs diagnostic and screening ultrasound exams, including related quality controls and maintains related quality assurance records required for ultrasound services. Operates real time ultrasound equipment and communicates technical impressions to the interpreting physician. Assists with records and inventory management. Performs functions as assigned by Clinic Manager.+ MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS+ Education: Graduate of a two (2) year radiologic technology program OR graduate of an ultrasound technology program OR (see Licensure).+ Experience: N/A+ Licensure/Certification/Registration: Registered Radiologic Technologist Sonography from American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) OR Registered Ultrasound Technologist from American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) within ninety (90) days of hire into position or, if graduate of a non-accredited program, within twenty (20) months of hire into position. Registered RVT within twelve (12) months of hire into position. Within ninety (90) days of hire into position, BLS Certification with a designation of; Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or Military Training Network.+ PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS+ Education: N/A+ Experience: One (1) year related experience.+ Licensure/Certification/Registration: ARDMS with RVT credentials. Nuchal Translucency (NTQR) certification within six (6) months of hire.+ KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES+ Knowledge of radiation safety practices. Maintain competency in Diagnostic Ultrasound Techniques; able to function well in stressful situations; coordinating outpatient and in-patient exams for efficient completion; working knowledge of preps for ultrasound and other radiographic exams. Knowledge of customer relations principles, to exercise good judgment, accept personal responsibility and carry out assigned tasks. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious and cooperative working relationships with other people, both in person and on the telephone. Ability to effectively communicate with Physicians, patients and support staff. Ability to write legibly, see, hear, read and speak English. Computer keyboarding skills.+ + READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.+ WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.+ SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.+ MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.+ REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.+ AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.+ PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT+ PHYSICAL DEMANDS+ Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking; assists with lifting and moving patients, supplies and equipment; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching; lifting up to thirty-five (35) pounds; work more than eight (8) hours but less than twelve (12) hour shifts, when needed; wear lead protection for varying lengths of time+ Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours)+ Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours)+ Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 - 5.5 hours)+ Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours)+ Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours)+ Stoop, squat, kneel, or crouch - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 - 5.5 hours)+ Bending-repetitive forward - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 - 5.5 hours)+ Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours)+ LIFTING REQUIREMENTS+ Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours)+ Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 - 5.5 hours)+ Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)+ WORK ENVIRONMENT+ Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)+ + WORKING CONDITIONS+ May be exposed to communicable diseases and other work place hazards, including potential exposure to chemotherapeutic agents, radiation and cerrobend. May be exposed to unpleasant patient elements.

Keywords: St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth , Ultrasound Technologist-Vascular, Other , Duluth, Minnesota

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