DaVita RVT Sonographer - Fulltime in Albany, Georgia
This is a Full-time Monday through Friday , day-shift position. We are seeking a RVT Sonographer position in our Albany, GA vascular access center.
This position operates sonographic equipment to perform diagnostic examinations and communicates results to interpreting physician. This position manages the daily operations of the sonographic area, patient scheduling, equipment maintenance, reporting of equipment failures, and quality assessments (QA).
Perform clinical assessment and requested sonographic examinations as ordered by physician including but not limited to upper extremity vein mapping for dialysis access
Perform preliminary reports and communicate findings to the appropriate physician according to established procedures
Monitor and ensure the safety, mental, and physical comfort of patient during diagnostic examinations
Perform related clerical duties as required
Maintain ultrasound equipment, appropriate work area, and adequate supplies proactively
Provide in-service education on requirements of sonograhic procedures as requested by other members of the healthcare team
Participate in community education activities regarding access center
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned including but not limited to:
o Work overtime with little or no notice as needed
o Work in other Lifeline centers as needed
o Attend team meetings, phone conferences, and training as needed
o Know, understand, and follow teammate guidelines, employment policies, and department or company procedures
High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s degree preferred
Degree or certification from Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or Cardiovascular Technology Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) required
Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in diagnostic medical sonography or vascular technology preferred
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification required
Credentialing as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) preferred
Credentialing as a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) preferred
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred
Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook required; basic proficiency in electronic medical records (RIS/PACS) systems required
Lifeline Vascular Access works with premier physician practices to develop and manage outpatient centers that provide focused and coordinated vascular access procedures to patients receiving hemodialysis treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We currently manage more than 60 physician-owned vascular access centers where we provide physician practices with financial and outcomes reporting, staffing and training, facility operations, regulatory compliance, and insurance billing services. The Lifeline network of managed vascular access centers is accredited by the Joint Commission. Lifeline Vascular Access is a business unit of DaVita Inc., the nation's largest independent provider of dialysis services in the United States, dedicated to providing services to patients diagnosed with chronic kidney failure. DaVita Inc. is a member of the Fortune 500, servicing patients in 43 states and in more than 1,300 outpatient dialysis centers. DaVita also provides acute inpatient dialysis services to patients in more than 800 hospitals across the country. DaVita's clinical outcomes consistently rank above the national average serving more than one-third of the dialysis population.
We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, continuing education support, and tuition reimbursement. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.
Visit our website at www.lifelinevascularaccess.com . Apply online at www.careers.davita.com .
DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.