The RVT is responsible for performing those functions needed to complete vascular imaging procedures in accordance with physicians' orders and exam protocol. The RVT produces high quality images and prepares/presents them with appropriate comparison studies and other exam results or pertinent patient information to the Radiologist or Vascular Surgeon for timely interpretation. Additionally, the RVT supports the values, and clinical initiatives of the facility, and demonstrates a commitment of quality service to our patients and their families, the community, the physicians, and our associates.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares patients for imaging procedures by confirming physicians' orders, verifying patients' identities, and obtaining adequate medical histories to ensure the appropriateness of examinations and facilitate timely accurate diagnosis of the patient.
Reviews patient schedules to promote efficient use of resources and proper selection of exam protocols.
Performs and documents daily start up, and routine maintenance of all imaging equipment.
Implements Universal Precaution when dealing with potentially Biohazardous situations.
Decontaminates imaging equipment when indicated.
Performs procedures on all patient age groups and maintains clinical competency as determined by the medical staff and evidenced by initial and then annual performance appraisals.
Supports and assists lnterventional Radiologist, Vascular Surgeon, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse and clinical staff as needed.
Archives, retrieves and manages images produced during procedures.
Adheres to departmental policies, procedures, standards, and protocols to ensure effective departmental operations and quality patient care.
Demonstrates a high degree of knowledge and understanding of Ultrasound and Vascular Imaging services/activities.
Interacts with all patients, visitors, physicians and coworkers in a courteous and professional manner.
Addresses customers' needs efficiently, effectively, and confidentially.
Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors by requiring and supporting the establishment, maintenance, and education of an effective safety management program.
Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and materials by reporting inventory depletion and restocking to ensure their continued availability and non-interruption of services. Order supplies as needed.
Reports, records, and files patient and procedural data in order to accurately document department operations and facilitate timely accurate billing for services.
Responsible for faxing final report to outside referring physicians in accordance with policies and HIPPA.
Participates in performance improvement activities.
Remains proficient in the use of information services as needed.
Utilizes information and communication technologies efficiently and in accordance with all HIPAA standards.
Additional duties may include:
Maintenance of accreditation through IAC. Involves quality assurance and correlation of ultrasound studies to other radiologic examinations.
Responsible for ensuring that technical protocols meet standards.
Responsible for resolving conflicts and ensuring images transfer appropriately for archiving purposes.
Participate in planning and support of marketing for VIVA to include the vascular lab.
AART/ARDMS registered or registry-eligible in Vascular Sonography/Vascular Technology. (If registry-eligible at time of hire, must pass Registry examination within one year of hire date.)
Completion of accredited two-year program in Radiology/Ultrasound Technology or equivalent.
Two years relevant experience preferred.
Excellent customer service and communication skills.
Strong working knowledge of computer systems.
Prolonged periods of standing.
Requires moderate lifting of weight up to 35 pounds.
Exposure to blood borne or air borne pathogens.
Additional Salary Information: $5000 Hiring Bonus
Internal Number: 12
About Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates
Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) is a multi-specialty team of Interventional Radiologists and Vascular Surgeons who are Board Certified and Fellowship Trained. VIVA is supported by an exceptional team of clinicians and support staff. We offer comprehensive care for varicose veins, peripheral arterial disease, and other vascular diseases.
We provide the convenience and comfort of a fully equipped outpatient setting with an expert team to provide the highest quality of care, affordability and patient satisfaction.