Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake – Radiology has an outstanding opportunity for a PER DIEM/hourly, MULTIPLE OPENINGS, VASCULAR SONOGRAPHER.
The VASCULAR SONOGRAPHER will be part of the innovative team in the D. E. Strandness Jr. Vascular Laboratory at the University of Washington. Under general direction, the Vascular Sonographer independently performs vascular tests from all 5 major testing areas (extracranial carotid, intracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial, peripheral venous, and visceral vascular). These examinations range from standard tests such as carotid duplex for internal carotid stenosis and venous duplex for acute deep vein thrombosis to specialized protocols developed for our specific patient population and referring providers. For example, we have developed a “Sprint Protocol” for athletes with iliac artery endofibrosis and have created an ultrasound protocol for diagnosis of pelvic venous disorders.
Our staff are expected to adapt established testing protocols for individual patients based on the history and preliminary findings in order to document the information necessary to accurately determine the diagnosis. The Vascular Sonographer also supports Vascular Surgery in the operating room when requested for intraoperative monitoring and assessment. Finally, the Vascular Sonographer supports the educational mission of the D. E. Strandness Jr. Vascular Laboratory by teaching residents and fellows in various University of Washington training programs and sonography students from several CAAHEP-accredited diagnostic medical sonography programs, and by contributing to research projects.
Day shift, float/alternate shift, and weekend shifts available, on-call also available.
WHAT WILL YOUR DAY LOOK LIKE?
Perform high level vascular tests, independent of direct physician supervision.
Use a variety of testing instrumentation.
Adapt examinations to answer clinical questions.
Prepare preliminary reports based on examination findings.
Maintain examination facilities and equipment in accordance with our safety policy.
Utilize multiple vascular testing instruments and identify when maintenance issues occur.
Review patient medical history and supporting clinical information to ensure the appropriate test is being performed.
Ensure indications are appropriate for the examination ordered.
Communicate with the patient in a manner appropriate to the patient’s ability to understand and explain the test that will be performed.
Perform examinations and apply criteria according to the laboratory protocols.
Provide thorough documentation according to the examination protocol and any additional images necessary to support interpretation.
Alert the referring provider or vascular surgery team of critical positive examination results.
Contribute to quality assurance processes.
Assist with training of medical and surgical residents and sonography students.
Participate in research activities.
Share in call rotation and coverage of the satellite vascular laboratory.
Completion of a training program accredited by the American Medical Association – Committee on Allied Health Education (AMA-CAHEA) for vascular ultrasound AND possess current registration as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers OR Equivalent education/experience
Ability to interpret all of the above listed examinations
Ability to prepare preliminary reports.
5 years of experience in a hospital-based vascular laboratory.
Experience performing examinations in a hospital/operating room setting
Willing to rotate to the satellite vascular laboratory.
Ability to present findings at conferences.
Willing to perform examinations at the bedside.
A Higher Degree of Healthcare
Complete radiology and imaging services using the latest technology
Radiology Services at UWMC-Montlake is the premier choice for imaging in the Pacific Northwest. Our combination of expertise, service and commitment to providing the latest imaging technology offers comprehensive diagnostic support for the patient and their family.
From basic screening tests to cutting-edge procedures, our state-of-the art equipment, skilled technologists and diverse, world-class academic radiologists deliver timely, accurate results.
All of UW Medicine’s radiologists are board-certified and specialize in a variety of areas such as neuroradiology, body radiology, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography and chest radiology. Imaging findings are integrated with all clinical data to generate comprehensive and actionable patient assessments.