The Registered Vascular Ultrasonographer provides patient care and technical skill in the operation of ultrasound diagnostic equipment for diagnostic and evaluation purposes.
Prepares patient for ultrasound procedure by accurately assessing patient’s needs and providing patient education.
Operates ultrasound equipment for data acquisition, reconstruction and documentation of images and performs quality control measures for the purpose of ensuring quality images.
Assists radiologist and qualified providers with special procedures (biopsies, aspiration, etc).
Follows protocols established by radiologist for each ultrasound procedure.
Prepares patient’s images for interpretation by radiologist.
Confirms patient identification by two patient identifiers.
As necessary, consults with radiologist and/or other providers regarding procedures. Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination.
Ensures cleanliness of ultrasound equipment and room and maintains supplies for the ultrasound area.
Checks for proper orders, lab results, signed informed consents and patient preps for all ultrasound procedures.
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Graduate of an accredited radiologic health science program or School of Ultrasonography; and registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or be registry eligible.
Will need a valid Iowa Permit to Practice and ARRT registry in Radiography if technologist will be doing radiography exams.
Required to be current in BLS (Basic Life Support) by the standards of the American Heart Association.
Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
Must adhere to all training requirements as mandated by Federal, State, and Professional licensure and regulatory standards.