HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Vascular Technician - Full Time in San Antonio, Texas
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, bone marrow transplant, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. We deeply value our staff and our patients. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community in being ranked No. 1 in the Express - News Reader's Choice Awards from 2009-2013. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.
General Statement of Duties: * The Vascular Technologist (sonographer) performs diagnostic procedures to include arterial/venous Dopplers and vascular imaging as directed by physician order. The sonographer utilizes and maintains a background in anatomy, physiology, physics and instrumentation to provide technical information to aid the physician. He/she maintains department supplies and equipment and participates in the quality control initiatives of the department.
*Essential Job Functions: * 1. Maintains skills and understanding of innovation in techniques and equipment in medical sonography. 2. Acquires signed physician orders with appropriate indicator for all exams. Demonstrates good judgment in responding to STAT calls and demonstrates the ability to prioritize STAT orders. 3. Follows safety policies and procedures applicable to the job, recognizes impending crisis situations and institutes measures (such as adjusting priorities) to prevent further complications. Transports patients between the lab and other units as directed. 4. Understands and follows infection control/universal precautions in the performance of all job tasks. Maintains order and cleanliness of the work area. Always practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. 5. Maintaining all patient reports. This includes but is not limited to the following: pulling all previous reports/images, presenting images to the correct reading physician, notifying reading physicians of requests, and entering proper patient charges into Meditech. Responsible for the proper use of the Cardiology PAC System. 6. Orders supplies and checks each month for supply needs and orders appropriate amounts at the beginning of each month; assists with all daily/monthly reports.
*Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics: *
1. Education: ONE of the following:
A. Successful completion of training program in either: 1. Ultrasonography 2. Radiologic Technology 3. Vascular Technology
B. Associates of Science or higher degree
Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
Preferred: Two (2) years vascular technologist in a hospital or diagnostic imaging clinic
*Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required: * Must have and maintain American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS): RVT – Registered Vascular Technologist
Title: Vascular Technician - Full Time
Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital
Requisition ID: 02531-78284