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Vascular Technologist

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Under general guidance, performs a full range of non\-invasive vascular testing procedures

Job Responsibilities

+ Accompanies the provider into the exam room, updates or collects patient history and inputs patient data into the practice management system\. Explains procedure to be performed to patient prior to procedure and answers any questions throughout\.

+ Performs non\-invasive testing procedures to evaluate arterial and venous circulation using a hand held Doppler, pulse volume recorder, photoplethys\-mography and duplex ultrasound imaging techniques\.

+ Performs more complex studies such as post\-op graft evaluation, renal artery Duplex study, AVF/AVG evaluation and Endovascular Duplex study\.

+ Compiles test results for interpretation by physician\. May also provide preliminary interpretation of test results\. Notifies consulting physician of any unusual or abnormal reports\.

+ Ensures that complete, accurate and timely reports and billing is submitted and follow\-up is completed\.

+ Provides educational resources to physicians, house staff, medical students, patients and visitors regarding nature of, and applications for, non\-invasive diagnostic testing\.

+ Assists with the accreditation/reaccreditation process and assists in maintaining the accreditation status as required by IAC \(Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Vascular Testing\)\.

+ Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents\. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately\. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery\. May assist with cost control\.

+ Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and proper working condition\. Coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs as needed\. May perform minor repairs if qualified and as needed\. May advise on upgrades for performance enhancements\.

+ Attends workshops, seminars and/or conferences to keep abreast of standards and best practices within the field\. Disseminates information to colleagues and/or staff as appropriate\.

+ Greets registered patients at time of visit and triages patients through the patient flow process\. Checks schedules and accompanies patients to exam/procedure room\. Assists patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing and preparing for exam\.

+ Reviews and verifies patient identity, history and requisition for exam to be performed\.

+ Ensures patient safety is maintained at all times\.

+ Responsible for maintaining a sterile environment\. Ensures standard infection control precautions are observed\.

+ Assists with the review of cases and literature regarding patient care and research protocols, as well as the collection of data for publications\.


+ High School Diploma


Approximately 3 years of experience as a Vascular Technologist or Technician

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Graduation from an accredited diagnostic ultrasound vascular program\.

Licenses and Certifications

+ Registered Vascular Technologist \(RVT\) or Registered Vascular Specialist \(RVS\) certification

+ BLS Certification \(issued by the American Heart Association\)

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

This position requires the occasional lifting of equipment and patients

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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