Sr., Vascular Tech Radiology at Parkland Health and Hospital System (PHHS) in Dallas, Texas

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that's served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It's our passion.

Evaluates and verifies image quality according to PHHS standards to ensure images meet quality expectations. Maintains required quality expectations compiled through department metrics reported on a regular basis. Identifies, distinguishes and documents normal and abnormal anatomy throughout the body. Reviews anatomy quality metrics and other department metrics at the frequency set by department management. Accesses and handles selected medications. Follows department protocols for image acquisition, labeling and documentation. Maintains and performs intermediate troubleshooting of ultrasound equipment and informs supervisor as needed to ensure maximum availability of operable equipment. Ensures broken equipment is taken out of service. nspects, cleans, and prepares exam rooms after each patient to ensure the efficiency of patient flow within the area. Follows infection prevention practices and completes any logs or documentation as required. Ensures the accuracy of all data entered into the patient record such as arrival, begin and end exam information. Completes other computerized data entry and charging tasks with correct data to ensure the accuracy of patient records and charges. Identifies achievable initiatives to improve work processes and improve customer (internal as well as external) satisfaction. Formally makes recommendations to supervisor in writing with an implementation plan. Assists in implementing and monitoring as requested by department management. Monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals and mission of PHHS. Provides clinical instructions and documentation of instruction for new physicians and fellows in sonography practices and procedures to ensure the competency of all health care providers. Assists residents and new staff in obtaining diagnostic images as necessary, providing documentation as required. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in Sonography by actively participating in professional organizations such as the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) or the Society of Vascular Ultrasound (SVU). Attends seminars, workshops and other continuing education events provided by Parkland and independently. Actively participates in online professional development sites such as SonoWorld. Documents changes in practice or performance based on information obtained in independent studies. Attends department meetings or department sponsored continuing education sessions. Provides evaluation related documentation 45 days prior to evaluation to ensure department management has adequate supporting documents necessary for performance evaluation. Maintains a positive working relationship and serves as a resource person for physicians, other sonographers, students, and patients to ensure an efficient flow of patient information and care. Follows departmental and organizational behavioral expectations and have no written warnings, counsels or final warnings within the evaluation period or shows significant improvement in behavior since the corrective action occurred. Follows departmental and organizational time and attendance policies and have no counsels or final warnings within the evaluation period or shows significant improvement in behavior since the corrective action occurred. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the Sonography area. Develops effective internal controls that promote adherence to applicable state/federal laws, and the program requirements of accreditation agencies and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as necessary to ensure proper understanding. Other duties as assigned. Career Type: Clinical Individual contributors who comes in direct physical contact with patients, and have responsibility in a clinical/technical discipline focused on patient needs and/or delivery of high-quality care. The majority of time is spent on the delivery of clinical services using specialized knowledge and skills. May have input or impact on clinical processes, programs, services and policies. Works to deliver day-to-day objectives with impact on achievement of results for the clinical team/unit or job area Makes minor adjustments to clinical methods to solve problems that are often routine and typically exist in current work processes and systems. Changes often require higher-level approval Requires specialized knowledge, often gained through a combination of experience and/or clinical education, including licensure and certification. Work follows legally defined scope of practice Competencies Communication & Influence. Communicates information within the team/unit on matters that involve obtaining or providing moderately complex information requiring some explanation or interpretation for patients and others within the care team Leadership & Talent Management. May provide guidance, help with training and review work of entry level employees Organizational Impact. Delivers on day-to-day objectives to assist in meeting patient needs, with direct impact on team/unit results with some supervision. Daily challenges are typically of a routine nature, but may at times require interpretation or slight deviation from standard clinical procedures or processes

Knowledge & Experience

Typically requires 3 years of prior relevant experience


Requires clinical license and/or certification typically obtained through education or vocational training and practical knowledge of team/unit obtained through experience Requirements. Must have successfully completed an 18 month allied health education program in ultrasound. Preference will be given to graduates of an ultrasound program accredited by the Joint. Preferred

Required Certifications / Licensure

Must hold a vascular technology (RVT) credential from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography OR hold a registered vascular specialist (RVS) credential from Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

Active healthcare provider CPR card from American Heart Association A American Red Cross Rescuer A Military Training Network.

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