- Receives and prepares patients for testing by receiving requisitions from physicians, reviewing patients' case history, correlating clinical history with examination to be performed, assessing the nature of the issue to determine a process for testing, explaining procedures to patients, and monitoring patients comfort level to ensure patient is at ease while obtaining required results.
- Performs non-invasive diagnostic tests on the vascular system by positioning patient, performing resting and exercise ankle-brachial indexes, toe-brachial indexes, thoracic outlet testing, and operating continuous wave Doppler and/or plethysmography equipment. Performs Transcutaneous Oxygen Measurement (TCOM) by operating the transcutaneous oxygen machine. Assesses test results, records findings, submits results and summary to physicians for review, reporting and authorization.
- As required, assists vascular surgeons performing diagnostic procedures utilizing the blood pressure monitor set-up and transcutaneous oxygen monitor.
- Evaluates accuracy of diagnoses by methods such as performing correlation exercises, discussing procedures with medical and technical personnel, and making recommendations for approved refinements to techniques as appropriate.
- Receives requests for information/assistance from physician offices; consults with the vascular team and responds where appropriate according to established protocols or refers to appropriate vascular team member for response.
- Performs quality control duties by scheduling and performing equipment tests in accordance with recommended manufacturer's guidelines, recording results, and identifying malfunctioning equipment. Requisitions equipment repair as required.
- Inputs, updates and annotates patient and procedural data by entering patient ID utilized and the procedures performed into the computerized system.
- Participates in interprofessional team/committee meetings by attending meetings, collaborating with interprofessional personnel, providing input on issues related to the discipline, and making recommendations as required.
- Demonstrates procedures, equipment and techniques to staff trainees.
- Maintains a broad knowledge of developments in vascular technology by reviewing literature, and participating in professional development activities, workshops and courses.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from a recognized /accredited North American Program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasonography), plus 1 year recent related experience.
Current certification with Sonography Canada as required for the assigned/designated practice area (i.e. Generalist, Cardiac) and/or current certification with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as required for the assigned/designated area (i.e. Cardiac, Vascular, Obstetrics/Gynecology).
Eligible for membership with Sonography Canada and/or ARDMS.
- Current knowledge of vascular system procedures and technologies.
- Ability to demonstrate procedures, equipment and techniques to clients and others, both individually or in groups.
- Ability to apply critical thinking to resolve problems.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to deal with others effectively.
- Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to organize work.
- Ability to operate related equipment and systems.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.