The Medical Instrument Vascular technicians or vascular sonographers operate diagnostic equipment using ultrasound to record vascular information such as Doppler vascular blood flow patterns, blood pressure, limb volume changes, oxygen saturation, involving multiple arterial and venous circulation systems, including but not limited to cerebral circulation, peripheral circulation, and abdominal circulation. Duties include, but are not limited to: Coordinating a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative in the application of non-ionizing high frequency ultrasonic waves to humans for diagnosis of disease in the clinic or on the inpatient unit. Approve the acceptability or rejectability of each scan. Controls technical factors on ultrasound unit, which will affect time, gain, amplitude, velocity, frequency, attenuation, absorption, reflection, scattering, refraction and diffraction. Performs vascular sonography studies, records as well as prepares the processed media for interpretation Prepares patients for exams and explains procedures to patients while performing the studies. Performs diagnostic vascular examination on multiple areas of the body, including, but not limited to, the abdomen, pelvis, transvaginal, chest, small parts, thyroid, breast, and scrotum. Performs vascular studies including central, peripheral and cerebral applications, TCD, Carotid, ABI, arterial duplex, venous duplex, renal artery duplex, and visceral vascular exams of the abdomen. Performs preoperative upper and lower extremity vein mappings vascular surgeons, as well as chronic venous insufficiency studies. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600284900
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