Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) for the Vascular Service works in the Vascular Laboratory within the Surgery Service Line who independently performs standard and complex non-invasive vascular studies and examinations. The MIT, Vascular Service evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures, and rearranges patients scheduled to accommodate them. Demonstrate a knowledge base of cross sectional anatomy and physiology as well as medical terminology in order to perform procedures with a high degree of accuracy. Maintain records and other information as needed to satisfy all regulatory and quality assurance/quality improvement requirements, including achieving and maintaining accreditation with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for the laboratory. Perform routine and specialized non-invasive vascular ultrasound tests and studies Capture necessary images and documentation as it pertains to non-invasive vascular tests and studies Timely documentation of preliminary reports from non-invasive vascular ultrasound test findings in the electronic patient record Recognize, document and communicate with appropriate priority both critical (abnormalities and anomalies) and non-critical test findings to referring provider(s) Complete all paperwork and electronic forms (e.g., consults and encounters) associated with technical procedures Respond to providers' and clinicians' questions and needs regarding patient procedures and care Serve as one of the main points of contact and liaison between the vascular laboratory and all internal and external customers Review consults for timely and proper scheduling Practice all necessary patient and staff safety, infection control, and contact precaution processes and procedures Assess and monitor patient's physical and mental status during examinations. Administer first aid, or provide life support in emergency situations. Perform basic patient care task as needed. Request the assistance of additional personnel when warranted. Work with the Chief, Vascular Lab; Supervisory Vascular Technician; and Business Manager, Surgical Care Clinical Center to identify and prioritize equipment needs for the vascular lab. Physical Requirements: Requires longs periods of standing, walking, bending and moving of patients who are sometimes unconscious or disabled. Work Schedule: Based on needs of the Service Telework: May be Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Available Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
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