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Providence Health & Services Registered Vascular Technologist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Registered Vascular Technologist - Non-Invasive Laboratory (0.0 FTE, Variable/Rotating) to Providence Portland Medical Cente in Portland, OR.

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We are seeking for a Vascular Technologist Registered that will have the knowledge of and expertise in performing non-invasive diagnostic procedures used in evaluating vascular occlusive disease, as well as the ability to objectively identify the presence or absence of disease utilizing a variety of ultrasound and Doppler equipment. The technologist has the ability to modify procedures with the approval of the Supervisor or Medical Director, to meet special circumstances to provide clinically useful information on a cost-effective basis. The technologist will comply with the standards set by the Inter-societal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and departmental policies and procedures. This position requires shared regional coverage for stand-by and call back on evenings and weekends..

In this position you will be responsible for the following responsibilities:

  • Perform and maintain competency in abdominal vasculature, transcranial Doppler, cerebrovascular, upper/lower extremity arterial studies, upper/lower extremity venous studies, bypass grafts/dialysis grafts and limited ultrasound studies; demonstrating technical proficiency in producing high quality diagnostic studies and the ability to recognize anatomical structures that are visualized

  • Record scans for permanent record

  • Assure an adequate clinical history is available which correlates with exam being performed

  • Clearly develops and presents exam and related patient information to reading physician for interpretation

  • Demonstrate competence in all areas of ultrasound positioning, pathology and physiology; operates all ultrasound equipment and can select and modify all technical factors as needed

  • Adjust equipment to achieve optimal resolution. Informing appropriate individuals of needed repairs with documentation

  • Routinely prepare exams for interpretation to include; correct identification and labeling of images, adequate clinical history, proper charging and consistently obtains previous exams for comparison

  • Identify patient by checking two patient identifiers - patient's full name, date of birth and/or medical record number

  • Review patients' charts and orders to ensure correct exam

  • Provide preliminary report of vascular exams per existing reporting policy and protocol

  • Provide for good patient rapport by maintaining positive and effective communication skills, alleviates patient anxiety and addresses patient concerns about side effects by explaining and instructing patients on the nature of non-invasive procedures

  • Provide respect for patient modesty by proper transportation of patients on and off tables and sees that patients are properly clothed and covered during the examination

  • Maintain awareness of patient status and takes appropriate actions to meet their needs

  • Communicate and use knowledge of related anatomy and physiology to ensure appropriate and effective care to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients

  • Strictly adhere to equipment disinfectant policy and procedure

  • Maintain appropriate certification and professional expertise through continuing education

  • Use professional judgment and presents a professional image of competency to customers and staff

  • Maintain professional appearance in accordance with written policies and procedures

  • Manage stressful situations in a manner that promotes positive outcomes

  • Routinely accept specialized lab assignments such as (but not limited to); staff scheduling, research projects, office management, quality assurance/quality improvement, and staff education

  • Submit research studies for clinical trials


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Current Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) certification by ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers), or obtain certification within six (6) months of hire date. Complete CME's to maintain RVT certification as needed by ARDMS.

  • Current Oregon Board of Medical Imaging licensure

  • Current Driver's license

  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) - Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Dependable transportation

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Graduate of a four year vascular technology program

  • Two (2) years of experience working in a Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory setting

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As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

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Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Cardiopulmonary Techs (Cath, EP and Other)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 303381