CVT (Cardiac/Vascular Technologist) - Cardiology, FT

JOB SUMMARY

Acquires and analyzes data using ultrasound and related diagnostic technologies for carotid duplex evaluations, peripheral vascular Doppler, transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiogram, and exercise cardiac imaging.  Documents accurately and in a timely manner.  Communicates and collaborates with health care team members.  Adheres to organizational policy and procedures, regulatory/accrediting body requirements and professional practice standards.  Assesses patient and provides summary of findings to the physician.  Uses independent judgment and systematic problem solving methods to produce high quality diagnostic information and optimize patient care and optimize patient care.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge of professional technician role and scope of practice.
  • Knowledge of current trends and standards of care in area of responsibility.
  • Successful completion of unit proficiencies/competencies.
  • Demonstration of effective problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal and team-work skills.
  • Demonstration of positive customer service.
  • Demonstrate ability to follow verbal and written direction.
  • Stays current with required continuing medical education (CME)

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assesses patient and obtains information regarding patient past and present health.
  • Assesses patient's ability to tolerate procedure and evaluates for any contraindications of procedures.
  • Verifies patient identification and that requested procedure correlates with the patient's clinical history and presentation and notifies ordering physician.
  • Communicate and educates patients and their families by explaining and instructing about procedure.
  • Refers specific diagnostic treatment or prognosis questions to patient's physician.
  • Determines procedure plan for conducting exam.
  • Uses independent professional judgment to adapt the procedure plan for optimal exam results.
  • Performs the ultrasound or vascular technology procedure under the general or direct supervision of a physician.Records diagnostic images and data for use by the interpreting physician.
  • Consults appropriate medical personnel when necessary.
  • Confers with the interpreting physician when appropriate.
  • Determines need for accessory equipment and/or additional personnel.
  • Performs measurements and calculations according to policy.
  • Communicates effectively with team members, physicians, nurses, technicians and other health care staff.
  • Reports preliminary abnormal data/info/findings verbally or in writing to ordering physician after interpretation by authorized physician.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual knowledge, skills, performance and behavior in accordance with hospital, division, unit and professional standards of care and Policy and Procedures.
  • Assists in the orientation of new personnel, students, and faculty.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of disaster/emergency procedures and responds appropriately.
  • Utilizes measures to promote and maintain patient, visitor, and personnel safety.
  • Maintains patient, employee, physician, and organization confidentiality; respects the rights, privacy, and property of others.
  • Demonstrates the appropriate use of infection control principles and personal protection equipment.
  • Supports the mission, values, and vision of the organization.
  • Assists in ensuring current and updated procedure policies & procedures
  • Participates in outcomes measurement/assessment for work site
  • Performs equipment quality assurance procedures
  • Assists in the implementation of quality assurance action plans
  • Adheres to the standards, policies, and procedures adopted by the profession and regulated by law
  • Documents diagnostic and patient data in/on the appropriate record. Documentation is timely, accurate and complete.
Requirements Include: 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current registry eligibility in echocardiography or vascular technology
  • RVT, RDCS or RDMS preferred
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) certificationrequired
Job Specifics
Department: 
Cardiovascular Services
Status: 
Shift: 
7:30 am - 4:00 pm (varies) Call (1 Day a Week) Weekend (Every 10th)
Average Weekly Hours: 
40
Contact: 
Employment Specialists
Phone Number: 
740.393.9021 or 740.393.9822
E-Mail Address: 
careers@knoxcommhosp.org
Posting Date: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020