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- Infection Prevention Director | Banner Healthon January 23, 2021 at 8:58 am
Phoenix, Arizona, Primary City/State: Phoenix, Arizona Department Name: Infection Control-Hosp Work Shift: Day Job Category: Risk, Quality and Safety Banner Health believes leadership matters, and we look for people who share our vision making health care easier, so life can be better. Our leaders are at the front of the health care transformation, planning the future of Banner Health. Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, one of Arizona's leading hospitals. We are a level 1 trauma, academic medical center focused on clinical excellence, research and teaching. The goal of the entire team is focused on ensuring patients receive the very best care from top-notch medical experts. Our Perioperative Department houses 24 main OR suites that include 2 Hyrbrid, 2 DaVinci rooms and MIS rooms. Specialties make working at Banner University Medical Center an exciting and diverse place to challenge yourself. The specialties includes: General, Trauma, ENT, OMFS, Plastics, Ortho, Neuro, Robotics, Gyn, Urology, Ophthalmology, vascular, transplants, TAVR's, hearts, Bariatric and NICU babies. As a large and busy hospital we preform over 300 cases weekly. As the Infection Prevention Program Director, you will be responsible for managing and supervising all activities related to the prevention, control, documentation and reporting of nosocomial acquired infections and communicable diseases at Banner University Medical Center. These responsibilities include setting standards and evaluating compliance for practices that are associated with the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. This will include (but are not limited to) surveillance, analysis, and reporting. A crucial aspect will be designing, leading and maintaining a hospital -based infection prevention and control program. Banner Healthcare's goal is to provide a safe environment through the prevention of infection in patients, families, employees, and visitors. Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life. Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits. In addition, this position may be eligible for our Management Incentive Program as part of your Total Rewards package. University Medical Center Phoenix Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet(tm) recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built. POSITION SUMMARY This position, under the direction of the infection prevention committee, is responsible for the effective direction, management and operation of the infection prevention and control/epidemiology department, including education of hospital personnel and consultation with the organization, CDC, and the county and state health departments. The responsibilities encompass compliance with Joint Commission (JC) standards, CMS, OSHA, and state regulations, outbreak investigation, and overall direction of the infection prevention and control program. The position works closely with both system and operating entities leaders and medical staff to improve quality and outcomes of clinical care related to infection prevention. All work processed by the incumbent is considered confidential and protected from discovery, pursuant to state statutes. CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Ensures that all services provided meet with the facility's needs and expectations. Manages the department in a cost-effect manner by accurately forecasting budgetary and staffing needs, and manages expenses within budgetary constraints. Devises action plans to correct negative variances. May maintain a competent and motivated staff through proper selection, training, evaluating and termination, as necessary. 2. Establishes, implements and administers departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures; conducts ongoing review of hospital policies, procedures and guidelines to identify infection prevention and control discrepancies and implements revisions as necessary. Provides ongoing assessment of performance, analyzes infection outcome data, and identifies performance improvement opportunities or trends. Conducts high level assessments, gathers information and collaborates with the appropriate process owner(s) to identify opportunities for improvement. Analyzes data for administrative and clinical decision making. 3. Develops and coordinates the infection prevention and control program throughout the facility. Implements the program by formulating, establishing and evaluating policies and procedures relating to patient care infection prevention and control measures throughout the facility that ensure compliance with JC, OSHA, CDC, CMS and other county, state, and federal regulatory agencies. 4. Serves as a resource and subject matter expert to staff, leaders, medical staff, patients and the community for infection prevention and control. Initiates epidemiological investigations of significant clusters of infections and single cases of unusual infection. Serves as a subject matter expert for the facility and system related to emerging infections, public health crisis and emergency management. 5. Directs and assists in preparing reports and statistical data for the infection prevention committee, medical staff committees, medical executive committee and the facility's administration and other committees as needed. 6. Responsibility for infection prevention at large healthcare entities (>100 beds) and contribution to system-level infection prevention activities. Internal customers include all assigned entity administrators, physicians, staff and corporate administrators, leadership team and staff. External customers include accreditation and regulatory organizations, payers, patients and physicians. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Requires Masters in Public Health (MPH), Master's in Business Administration (MBA) or master's degree in other healthcare related field or Bachelors degree in healthcare related field and experience equivalent to masters degree. Requires certification in Infection Control (CIC). Must have a proficiency level typically attained with 5 years experience in infection prevention or diseases surveillance experience in a public health setting. Must possess demonstrated flexibility in responding to the needs of multiple constituencies with a service-oriented philosophy. Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate multi- disciplinary teams. Must possess demonstrated skill in problem analysis, project management, conflict resolution and oral and written presentations. Requires ability to balance and manage multiple projects. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Computer skills, research and basic statistical knowledge is preferred. Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
- Registered Vascular Technologist | Carson Surgical Groupon January 21, 2021 at 6:18 pm
Carson City, Nevada, Carson Surgical Group treats diseases of the arteries and veins throughout the body, except the heart and the brain. Our vascular surgeons intervene with both classic open surgical techniques, as well as modern minimally invasive procedures such as video-assisted surgery. We are looking for a positive addition to our dynamic team. Our Sonographers play a vital role in providing the best in class quality patient care—no call, No weekends, No after hours. Responsibilities and Duties include: · Venous duplex exams to include both deep vein thrombosis and venous insufficiency studies · Post ablation follow-up studies · Carotid ultrasound exams · AAA ultrasound exams · ABI exams · Assist physician with ultrasound-guided venous procedures · Maintain equipment, image storage and assist managing supply inventory · Collaborate with coworkers to maintain efficient patient flow. · Certificate of Completion from an accredited Ultrasound program · Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) · Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills · Great attitude along with people skills
- Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) | Center for Vascular Medicineon January 21, 2021 at 3:56 pm
Greenbelt, Maryland, Center for Vascular Medicine is currently seeking an experienced RVT/RVS to join our team of friendly and dedicated professionals. The Vascular Sonographer performs non-invasive, diagnostic imaging to evaluate the circulation and functions of the Arterial and Venous Systems. Flexibility for this position is necessary, with a need for techs to travel locally among various CVM locations (Labs) throughout the following region: We are an equal opportunity employer. Duties and Responsibilities: Assess and interview patients scheduled for Vascular Ultrasound examinations to determine indications and appropriateness of the procedure. Explain Vascular procedures/studies to patients. Acquire and analyze data obtained for the following ultrasound procedures: Pelvic Venous/IVC Imaging for evaluation and diagnosis of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome – ***Applicants with OB/GYN & General Ultrasound registry holders in addition to RVT/RVS are strongly encouraged to apply. LE Arterial Duplex Standard/Stress ABIs LE Venous for Insufficiency and DVT Venous for DVT Provide high quality diagnostic images Other activities and responsibilities as directed. Required Education and Experience: Successful completion of a Vascular Technology/Sonography program accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( CAAHEP ). At least 3 years of experience as a Vascular Tech. ARDMS (RVT) or CCI (RVS) registry credential. Knowledge of ICAVL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories) policies, procedures, and protocols. Current Basic Life Support (BLS). Computer literacy. Strong organizational, interpretational, and analytical skills. Strong interpersonal & Communication skills. High school diploma or equivalent.
- Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) | Indiana Vein Specialistson January 19, 2021 at 6:07 pm
Lafayette, Indiana, Indiana Vein Specialists (www.IndyVeins.com) is expanding our clinical staff and has an immediate need for a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT). Indiana Vein Specialists is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary group with community-based office locations uniquely suited to address a wide variety of lower extremity venous, lymphatic, and thrombotic presentations, with a certified lymphatic therapist and hematologist on staff as well. A caring team of physicians, physician extenders, and registered vascular ultrasound technologists paired with cutting edge diagnostic technology rounds out a welcoming workplace for staff and our patients. We also work in tandem with a network of interventional radiologists to address deep venous pathology. This is a unique opportunity that emphasizes evidence based, outcome focused medicine in a collegial, patient centered environment. This is an office-based position. This position will primarily work out of our new Lafayette location with potential additional coverage in our Carmel and Fishers, IN offices on a PRN basis. Expectation is for a full-time equivalent position, but a part-time option can be considered as well. MInimal after-hours/call responsibility. ** Please provide a cover letter along with a resume when applying.** General Summary of Duties: The Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) has their own patient load, as well as works in tandem with the provider(s) with imaging assistance during procedures. Required Attitude Make sure that all patients are made to feel welcome and comfortable. Work as a team with provider(s), medical assistant(s), business office, and front desk staff. Strives for continuous quality improvement and maintains a high level of care based on accreditation protocols. Participates in educational experiences designed to maintain and/or improve professional competence. Maintains high work ethic standards. Provides quality customer service to staff, patients and visitors at all times Skills/Requirements Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) or registry eligible (must be sitting for exam within 3 months of hire) or Registered Vascular Specialists (RVS) credential. Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS) credential is also accepted. Certificate of Completion from an accredited (CAAHEP) ultrasound program preferred. Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Good computer skills and experience with electronic medical records a plus. Demonstrates knowledge of lower extremity deep and superficial venous and arterial anatomy Responsibilities include: Perform patient evaluation and assessment of vein disease prior to ultrasound examination. Perform detailed ultrasound examination of patient’s superficial and deep veins to create a venous flow map for diagnostic purposes of recommending a safe and effective treatment plan (based on standardized imaging protocol). Assist the physician/provider in explaining the treatment plan to the patient and how that treatment plan addresses the patient’s specific needs. Assist the physician/provider during image guided injection treatment sessions with the appropriate directions regarding needle placement. Assist the physician during endovenous ablation treatment, and additional saphenous ablation procedures with appropriate imaging regarding catheter placement and withdrawal. Responsible for pre-treatment set up and subsequent cleaning of the treatment room. Responsible for adhering to safety standards set forth by OSHA and the IAC. Perform any additional ultrasound exams as indicated by the treatment plan at the direction of the physician/provider to ensure the efficacy of treatment and safety of the patients. Assist chief medical director, technical director, and practice administrator in establishing and maintaining the ultrasound schedule to ensure optimum patient care, efficiency, and safety. Develop and maintain a high level of skills commensurate with the standards set by the chief medical director and technical director of ultrasound services as well as maintaining accreditation requirements. Maintain equipment and manage supply inventory to ensure effective operations. Knowledge: Knowledge of ultrasound of venous incompetence, chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins and showing normal and abnormal leg vein anatomy; including superficial and deep veins. Knowledge of venous ulcers, perforating veins, deep venous thrombosis and superficial venous thrombosis Knowledge of vascular/arterial disease Knowledge of various treatment options for chronic venous insufficiency, including varicose and spider veins Knowledge of EMR software Knowledge of appointment scheduling guidelines Knowledge of medical terminology and coding Knowledge of common safety procedures and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment. Skills: Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and day-to-day decision-making. Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Abilities: Ability to speak clearly and concisely. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff. Ability to maintain the strictest confidentiality. Ability to set priorities among multiple requests. Ability to maintain quality control standards and actively participate in quality improvement initiatives. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Echo/Vascular Technician | Intermountain Healthcareon January 13, 2021 at 4:36 pm
Murray, Utah, Job Description This position performs a variety of diagnostic cardiac/vascular exams under the direction of a physician for identification of abnormalities leading to patient diagnosis. Job Essentials Prioritizes and schedules exams. Coordinates exams with medical staff, physician offices, other staff and patients. Prepares for the exam by follow patient identification processes, educating patient and family on procedure, and transporting the patient. Performs ultrasound exams consistent with related protocols and in a timely manner. Appropriately uses equipment, ensures patient safety and comfort, and achieves quality outcomes. After the exam returns patient to room and ensures patient stability and safety. Throughout process, identifies patient needs and appropriately communicates and coordinates patient care with physician, other staff, patient, and family. Appropriately documents exam results and other needed information. Accurately charges for exams and supplies. Cleans and maintains equipment and work area and stocks supplies. Follows appropriate channels to coordinate repair or supply needs. Supports team and quality improvement processes and initiatives. Participates in educational opportunities to ensure clinical competence and develop additional skills and knowledge. Provides education for other staff members, fellows, and students as appropriate. Minimum Qualifications ARDMS or CCI certification in cardiac sonography. (Optional) - or - ARDMS or CCI certification in vascular sonography. - and - Successfully completed one vascular or echo registry (adult, pediatric, fetal) pertinent to the dept (beyond physics). - and - Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified. Position Details: This is primarily a Vascular Tech position. Echo skills optional Physical Requirements: Hearing/Listening, Lifting, Manual Dexterity, Seeing, Standing. Location: Intermountain Medical Center Work City: Murray Work State: Utah Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
- Technical Director, Vascular Procedure Lab | www.mscweb.comon January 12, 2021 at 3:38 pm
Bethesda, Maryland, We are searching for a Technical Director to manage the Vascular Imaging Lab at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. We seek a Technical Director with entrepreneurial vision to finalize the current build out and development of the lab in collaboration with the Medical Director, the Translational Vascular Medicine Branch of the NHLBI and the NIH Clinical Center Radiology Department. The Vascular Imaging Lab is designated to perform known and novel diagnostic examinations on patients employing multiple vascular imaging modalities, including Ultrasound, Exercise Ankle-Brachial testing, Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Pulse Wave Velocity, Nailfold Capillaroscopy, Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging, InfraRed Imaging, Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index and Peripheral Arterial Tonometry. The Vascular Imaging Lab section collaborates in clinical and research vascular disease imaging, and in the development of novel vascular imaging technologies. Finalize the development, planning and implementation of the VPL. Manage the day-to-day operations of the 2 room VPL, in coordination with and under the direction of the VPL Medical Director. Hire, train, and supervise 1-2 vascular diagnostic imaging sonographers/technologists. Prepare and submit credentialling applications according to appropriate credentialling bodies’ requirements. Design, plan, and perform routine, non-routine, complex, exacting and specialized vascular imaging procedures using techniques in accordance with established protocols and standards in coordination with radiologists and physicians. Obtain analytical data and develop reports to medical staff. Calibrate, standardize, adjust, and maintain new or recently modified instruments. Conduct comprehensive systematic quality control (QC) procedures on vascular instrumentation and maintain proper records for QC reports and staff training. Review the work of non-senior staff, particularly non-routine cases, prior to review by the medical staff. Resolve most discrepancies independently and/or refer questions to radiologist(s) or attending physicians. Review patient medical records for pertinent clinical history, diagnostic test results, and laboratory data applicable to the vascular imaging examination and interpret this information to perform the examination. Interpret and apply Departmental and Clinical Center rules and regulations, including Departmental, Clinical Center (CC), NIH, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JACHO). Recommend and implement actions necessary for the improvement of overall performance and quality of the VPL. Utilize ancillary devices such as: Mini PACS, PACS, RIS (Radiology Information System), Scheduling systems and CRIS HIS system (training provided). Obtain visual presentations on complex cases where no standards exist and differentiate artifact from normal or pathological processes using a continuous review of anatomy, pathology and physiology, and knowledge of disease processes. Use a knowledge of medical terminology to review pathology, surgical, and diagnostic reports to follow patients progress and provide a means of reviewing the accuracy of the vascular imaging examinations. Provide a preliminary diagnostic evaluation and replicate and demonstrate the test to the staff radiologist or requesting clinician. Participate in reading sessions with physicians and contribute both a technical and professional knowledge to the final diagnostic impression or report. Provide assistance to research scientists involved in specialized projects. Utilize vascular imaging equipment to acquire data and assist research projects for large and small vessel vascular imaging, including rare vascular diseases. Make recommendations and assist with planning and forecasting the financial aspects of the section including resources, preparation of a budget for the fiscal year, equipment, and supplies (contracts) needed for the operation of the unit. Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in scientific or health-related field. American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) Certification. Leadership and management experience in robust vascular procedure lab. Skill in oral communications to explain procedures to patients and medical staff. Skill in training Section staff in new or changing instrumentation and procedures. Knowledge of budget, finance, and contracts. Willingness to innovate, participate in new novel imaging modalities and contribute research ideas to the Vascular Branch and team for collaboration. Considerable knowledge and skill of a wide range of imaging methods, principles, and practices; and skill in applying this knowledge to such assignments as the design and planning of difficult, but well-precedented cases. Considerable knowledge of vascular imaging instruments and associated procedures to perform especially complicated examinations or treatments for which there are no standard instructions and procedures. Considerable knowledge and skill to change and adapt vascular imaging instruments to meet especially difficult situations. Considerable knowledge and use of the PACS system, including operating the SQL database, electronically storing images and patient data. Knowledge of pharmacology including the classification and administration of drugs, patient responses, and common dosages. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology including an in-depth understanding of the functioning of the major systems and internal organs to interpret requests and to recognize the need for additional tests or a different positioning. Knowledge of a variety of related acute, chronic, genetic, and congenital vascular disorders and diseases, their effects on the organs, and methods of treatment. Considerable skill to prepare and analyze quality control of test results. Ability to work as a member of a team when performing procedures that require making rapid and accurate observations or adjustments to established practices. Skill to prepare written summary of test results, workload reports, and related documents to follow patient’s progress and provide a means of reviewing the accuracy of the ultrasonic examinations. 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- Registered Vascular Technologist | Sarasota Vascular Specialistson December 16, 2020 at 3:46 pm
Sarasota , Florida, Busy vascular surgery office with 8 ultrasound technologists, seeking to add our 9th technologist. Monday thru Friday, occasional Saturdays during season. 8-5PM. All new GE equipment. RVT license Florida
- Ultrasonographer/Ultrasound Supervisor | MDI Hospitalon January 28, 2020 at 6:12 pm
Bar Harbor, Maine, Come join our award winning team in Bar Harbor on beautiful Mount Desert Island Maine! MDI Hospital offers a robust benefit package! Two positions available: Ultrasonographer and Ultrasound Supervisor Our Ultrasonographers perform a wide range of sonographic exams with minimal supervision; obtain, review and collate pertinent clinical history with the ability to produce verbal and/or written summations to our radiologists; and assists clinicians/radiologists with ultrasound guided procedures. Supervisor Position must have supervisory experience. This is a full time 40 hours per week day position with rotating weekend call. Experience Required: RDMS: Abdomen (AB) Experience Preferred: RDMS: Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) RDMS: Breast (BR) RDCS: Adult Echocardiography (AE) RVT: Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) Education, Training or Certifications Required: Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.