DaVita Vascular Ultrasound Technologist in Pasadena, California

This is a Per Diem, day-shift position. There are no nights or weekends. If you are looking for a flexible work environment, this may a perfect opportunity for you. We are seeking a Vascular Ultrasound Sonographer!

We invite you to contact us in regard to this position at daniel.nolley@davita.com .

As a credentialed vascular ultrasound

sonographer, you will provide ultrasound images and related data used by physicians to

render a medical diagnosis. PAD

coordinator responsibilities to include managing patient flow from risk

assessment through non-invasive testing and interventional treatment and

follow-up.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Vascular Ultrasound technologist responsibilities

·Set up equipment when necessary and prepare patient for

examination.

·Select the proper transducer, both type and frequency for

examination.

·Obtain, review and retrieve pertinent patient history, physical

exam and supporting clinical data to facilitate the physician in making the

diagnosis.

·Perform diagnostic procedures by producing, assessing and

evaluating ultrasound images and related data used by physicians in rendering a

diagnosis in accordance with established protocols.

·Provided interpreting physician with an oral or written summary of

technical findings at the discretion of the interpreting physician.

·Complete paperwork necessary for appropriate billing in an

accurate and timely manner.

·Assist with proper coding of exams for correct diagnosis.

·Ensure patient safety by following organizational procedures and

protocol.

·Maintain and clean equipment as directed by suggested manufacturer

guidelines. Report any equipment

difficulties or failures to designated individual(s) as soon as possible.

·Frequently move equipment/machine for testing purposes.

·Thoroughly complete all paperwork (i.e. technical log sheets,

billing requisitions). Obtain proper exam order with corresponding diagnosis as

well as obtain patient’s signature for authorization for performing the test.

  • PAD Coordinator responsibilities (if applicable): manage thePeripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) prevention and treatment program

·Administer and track all patient PAD risk assessments

·Follow-up on referrals from outside resources (Nephrologists

office, PAD Focus Days, etc.)

·Work with Access Coordinator to schedule patients for (physician)

ordered testing

·Ensure timely follow-up of interpreting non-invasive test results

by PAD physician

·Work with physicians to schedule interventional procedures (if

needed)

·Assure patient follow-up after a interventional procedure (per

physicians orders)

·Track patient through course of their PAD testing & treatment

via Nextgen EHR

·Report any incidents (i.e. coding of a pertinent, needle sticks,

patient falling, etc.) by following the incident report procedures as well as

notify your immediate supervisor within 24 hours.

·Communicate with designated manager on a regular basis regarding

work schedules.

·Attend yearly OSHA and Compliance training as per organizational

policy.

·Participate in on-going training to ensure job competency.

·Comply with Corporate policies regarding environmental Health and

Safety regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

·High School Diploma Required

·Credentialed as a Registered Vascular

Technologist (RVT) or Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS)

·2

years experience in non-invasive Vascular Ultrasound testing.

·1 year experience working in an outpatient center with interventional

radiologists, interventional cardiologists and/or vascular surgeons a plus.

·Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS

Word and outlook required.

·Experience working in an outpatient center with interventional

radiologists, interventional cardiologists and/or vascular surgeons a plus.

·Specific

diagnostic protocol expertise in lower extremity evaluation required.

·Experience with diagnostic protocol expertise for vein mapping, dialysis access assessment

and venous insufficiency exams a plus >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.