Vascular Technologist Job Description

Vascular Technologist Job Description

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Vascular technologist provides care appropriate to the age of the population served; this includes knowledge of growth and development over the life span, patient requirements related to age/development and providing care based on identified patient needs.

Vascular Technologist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective vascular technologist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included vascular technologist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Communicate with designated manager on a regular basis regarding work schedules
Attend yearly OSHA and Compliance training as per organizational policy
Participate in on-going training to ensure job competency
Comply with Corporate policies regarding environmental Health and Safety regulations
Clearly develop and present exam and related patient information to reading physician for interpretation
Record scans for permanent record
Assure an adequate clinical history is available which correlates with exam being performed
Adjust equipment to achieve optimal resolution
Maintain awareness of patient status and take appropriate actions to meet their needs
Provide preliminary report of vascular exams per existing reporting policy and protocol

Vascular Technologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Vascular Technologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: RVT, BLS, CPR, ARDMS, RVS, ARRT, BCLS, VS, CCI, CME

Education for Vascular Technologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the vascular technologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health, Technical, Education, Associates, Medical, Graduate, Technology, Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, History

Skills for Vascular Technologist

Desired skills for vascular technologist include:

Carotid duplex
Pulse Volume Recordings and segmental pressures
Trans-cranial duplex/Doppler
Abdominal aortic /IVC duplex
Ankle brachial index
Arterial and venous duplex imaging
Growth and development appropriate to age of the patient treated
Growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated
Vascular anatomy
Radiologic physics and computerized vascular equipment

Desired experience for vascular technologist includes:

RVT Certification, American Heart Association BLS certification
Experience preferred in Diagnostic Ultrasound to include clinical hours from a school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
Registered Vascular Sonographer
Certified by RDMS/RVT required RDCS preferred
Work requires the level of knowledge typically acquired through completion of three years of occupationally-specific education beyond high school in radiologic technology or a closely related field and less than six months of previous experience

Vascular Technologist Examples

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Vascular Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a vascular technologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for vascular technologist
  • Ability to perform lifting and transferring related to patient care (lifting in medium weight category ~ up to 20~50 lbs, occasionally)
  • Ability to communicate with patients and to respond to patients in a timely manner
  • Ability to work in fast~paced environment with established time constraints
  • Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis
  • Performs noninvasive vascular studies (abdominal, arterial, carotid, transcranial, pseudoanneurysms, penile, venous and intraoperative surgery scanning)
  • Provides related clerical responsibilities necessary for physician interpretation and department record keeping
  • Conducts individualized patient assessment in accordance with ordered vascular procedure
  • Participates in educational activities for patients and in-services for both external/internal personnel and the community
  • Perform diagnostic ultrasound procedures
  • Provide education to patients and students
Qualifications for vascular technologist
  • 1-3 years experience in vascular ultrasound technology preferred
  • Specific diagnostic protocol expertise in lower extremity evaluation required
  • Graduate of an accredited program for Ultrasonography
  • Active member of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) with RVT certification or ICAVL accredited
  • Obtained within one year of hire
  • Ability to assess medical history of patient, patient concerns, and to determine any limitations/contraindications to testing
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Vascular Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of vascular technologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for vascular technologist
  • Comply with the standards set by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and departmental policies and procedures
  • Share regional coverage for stand-by and call back on evenings and weekends
  • Assist a physician in performing noninvasive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiovascular procedures
  • Performs procedures under the direction of a Radiologist
  • Maintain adequate supplies and monitor/verify all equipment is in proper working condition
  • Prepares, positions, transfers and informs patients
  • Documents and maintains records of examinations
  • Schedule patients in a timely and consistent manner
  • Compile all paperwork appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Obtain, review and utilize all historical information relevant to the procedure being requested
Qualifications for vascular technologist
  • Ability to move ultrasound equipment for portable studies to various nursing units
  • This position is full-time days rotating weekends, and does req call - must live within 30 minutes of the facility
  • Graduate from accredited Ultrasound Technologist program, required
  • Active licensure with the ARDMS, preferably as a registered vascular technologist
  • NCCT or AST certification preferred
  • ARDMS or ARDMS eligible
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Vascular Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of vascular technologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for vascular technologist
  • Assists in gathering and recording Q.A
  • Assists in gathering and recording Q.I
  • Completes all required documentation for procedures regulatory, billing protocols, and imagine distribution
  • Files and/or routes patient results as appropriate
  • Assists Senior Registered Vascular Technologist with ICAVL (Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories) re-accreditation process
  • Responsible for briefly explaining the test to the patient and answer any questions the patient may have
  • Responsible for other duties or projects assigned by Supervisor/Manager, Administrative Director, or Medical Director of Vascular Lab
  • Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and policies
  • Performs other related duties as required including, but not limited to, rotating through satellite locations
  • Perform other work duties as assigned
Qualifications for vascular technologist
  • Graduation from an accredited Vascular Technology program with RVT credentials required
  • Minimum two years practice or hospital vascular/ultrasound experience preferred
  • Experience dealing with Q/A, and accreditation programs preferred
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, instrumentation, patient care and medical ethics
  • Ability to explain technical procedures and results to patients in user-friendly manner
  • Knowledge of safety, infection control, quality assurance and confidentiality regulations
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Vascular Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of vascular technologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for vascular technologist
  • Provides after-hours, standby, call-in service as needed
  • May be assigned to one specific site, but is required to cover other modalities, sites, and/or locations as needed
  • The Ultrasound Technologist (Registered Vascular Ultrasonographer) performs diagnostic ultrasound exams according to physician orders
  • Evaluate patients with peripheral vascular disease
  • Be Proficient in different diagnostic ultrasound modalities including 2-Dimensional, Spectral Doppler, and Color Doppler imaging
  • Use other diagnostic instrumentation to non-invasively record vascular information, such as blood pressure, limb volume changes, oxygen saturation, cerebral circulation, and peripheral circulation
  • Organize plans and directs activities relating to patients and procedures for designated time and area
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of physics, scanning technique, and computer science skills related to ultrasound scanning according to approved department protocols
  • Perform high quality vascular ultrasound exams
  • Accompany the provider into the exam room
Qualifications for vascular technologist
  • Knowledge of crash cart emergency procedures and contents and proper response to emergency situations
  • Ability to project a pleasant and professional image even under stressful situations
  • Current Registered Vascular Technologist OR obtain within one year of employment
  • One year of clinical experience in vascular sonography preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of vascular experience
  • Graduation from a program approved by ARDMS or ICAVL and registered within 2 years of graduation or ARDMS or ICVAL registered within 2 years of on the job training
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Vascular Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of vascular technologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for vascular technologist
  • Compile test results for interpretation by the Physician
  • Provide educational resources to Physicians, house staff, medical students, patients and visitors regarding nature of, and applications for, non-invasive diagnostic testing
  • Assist with the accreditation / reaccreditation process and assist in maintaining the accreditation status, as required
  • Coordinate preventative maintenance and repairs, as needed
  • Greet registered patients at time of visit and triage patients through the patient flow process
  • Assist with the review of cases and literature regarding patient care and research protocols, the collection of data for publications
  • Compiles test results for interpretation by physician
  • Assists with the review of cases and literature regarding patient care and research protocols, the collection of data for publications
  • Participates in preparation and presentation of quarterly QA meetings
  • Obtains diagnostic images of internal organs, fluid accumulations, breast tissue, masses, and development of fetuses to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of all organs and/or prenatal fetuses and placenta
Qualifications for vascular technologist
  • Completion of an accredited allied health education program for vascular ultrasound
  • Registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
  • Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) certification required
  • Minimum of two (2) years clinical vascular experience preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally, to interact in a professional manner with colleagues, patients, families, and visitors
  • Minimum of one year invasive cardiovascular or peripheral vascular or neuro-vascular experience or specialty x-ray

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