Vascular Technologist II (FT), Vascular Surgery Lab

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Allied Health
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190002VU Requisition #

 

Vascular Technologist II sign on incentives: up to $7500

 

This is a full-time position at a Level One Trauma Center and IAC accredited Vascular Lab.  The Vascular team is a collaborative effort consisting of ten surgeons, three Associate Providers, seven Fellows/Residents, and nine Vascular Technologists.  Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is involved in several clinical trials allowing for research opportunities and presentations on the local and national level.  We are located in the beautiful Upper Valley of the Connecticut River on the border of New Hampshire and Vermont approximately two hours from Boston, five hours from New York City, and three and half hours from Montreal, Canada.  There is an abundance of outdoor activities from summer activities like hiking (Appalachian Trail is approximately two miles from the hospital), camping in the White and Green Mountains, boating, cycling, and fly fishing to winter activities like snow skiing (downhill and cross country), ice fishing and snowmobiling.

 

We are an expanding lab with a primary site at DHMC in Lebanon and outpatient facilities in Concord, Manchester, and Nashua (New Hampshire).  We anticipate more growth into other areas within the next five years.  Our current position is based at the primary site in Lebanon with flexibility of backup coverage at the outpatient facilities.  This is a Monday – Friday, day shift position with night and weekend call (approximately 3 – 4 days a month).  We offer a competitive benefit package with a sign-on/retention bonus, relocation package, and yearly education fund included. 

 

The position performs vascular studies and the technologist’s component of therapeutic minimally invasive vascular procedures utilizing duplex ultrasound technology, continuous wave Doppler, and other vascular assessment technologies.

 

Responsibilities: A listing of the key responsibilities:

  1. Performs vascular diagnostic studies including extracranial cerebrovascular, intracranial cerebrovascular, etc. as requested.  Performs the technologist’s component of therapeutic procedures including pseudoaneurysm compression and pseudoaneurysm injection.

  2. Recognizes appropriate indications for requested examinations.  Interacts with ordering physicians/caregivers should the requested examination appear inappropriate based on patient symptoms or findings.  Determines when further study of individual patients is indicated and interact with the referring physicians in this regard.

  3. Prepares preliminary study reports.  Enters all exam reports in the vascular lab database.  Provides a preliminary study interpretation to ordering physician or responsible caregiver.  Makes direct telephone/radiopage contact with physician or responsible caregiver to report critical test results.  Makes necessary revisions to preliminary test reports and provide adequate follow-up to ensure appropriate physicians are notified.

  4. Performs studies in the vascular laboratory.  Performs studies at bedside in the intensive care units, other hospital inpatient units, the operating suite, and at satellite services, mobile services, and other sites as requested.

  5. Assists in the training of other vascular technologists, residents and fellows in the performance of noninvasive vascular diagnostic studies.

  6. Assumes responsibility for the quality and accuracy of tests performed in the Vascular Lab.  Assists in correlation of noninvasive test results with findings obtained from invasive tests, operations, chart reviews, and autopsies.

  7. Participates in ongoing teaching programs of the Vascular Surgery Section, such as resident teaching conferences.

  8. Participates in research protocols that involve peripheral vascular patients in the vascular laboratory.  Considers and discusses potential vascular laboratory research protocols that may arise from ongoing clinical activity in the laboratory.

  9. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
 

*External hires only and certain conditions apply

Keywords: sonographer

 

    

 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate’s Degree in allied health discipline, or 4 years equivalent experience required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any allied health discipline preferred.

 
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
  • Must have RVT certification or be eligible and complete the exam within one year of date of hire.

  • Licensed by the Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy in the state of New Hampshire.

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