Come and be a part of our healing team at the award-winning MarinHealth Medical Center. We are Marin County’s only full-service acute care hospital and a vital resource for a wide range of essential healthcare services. Our mission — and our pride — is to serve our community with the healing care they want and deserve. We attract the finest physicians and employees who appreciate having the best of both worlds: high quality care on par with an academic medical center combined with the personalized, caring touch of an independent hospital.
WHAT WE OFFER
MarinHealth Medical Center offers a generous suite of employee benefits, which includes a comprehensive and rich health benefits program (medical, dental, vision and prescription plans). Our robust Wellness @ Work program (e.g. onsite health & fitness classes, discounts, etc) also promotes a healthier lifestyle for employees and to support you on your Healthy Healer journey. Other benefits include, but are not limited to, a 403(b) contribution plan and company-funded retirement plan, life insurance, vacation, holiday and sick leave, which you will start accruing immediately. Our benefits are highly competitive and considered to be one of the best in the Bay Area! Find your healing place at MarinHealth Medical Center
External hires must pass a background check and medical screen. Qualified applicants with arrest records and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability status and any other classifications protected by federal, state & local laws.
Provides Diagnostic Ultrasound examinations to patients under the general supervision of the Medical Director of Vascular Services. The Ultrasound Tech typically will provide these types of examinations: Abdominal ultrasounds to evaluate the aorta, renal arteries, SMA arteries, iliac arteries; venous and arterial ultrasounds of the upper and lower extremities, carotid ultrasounds, dialysis graft scans, segmentals, ABIs, and TBIs. The job requires that the Ultrasound Tech exercise mature and independent judgment. Ultrasound Tech may be assigned duties of an instructor in areas of demonstrated expertise. Ultrasound Tech is responsible for applying for and maintaining accreditation for the vascular lab.
An Associate of Science (A.S.) degree or completion of a certified training program
Two years’ full time experience as a paid Ultrasound Tech Ability to competently perform all the examinations listed in the job summary.
Technical ability to perform all diagnostic Vascular ultrasound examinations as outlined in the lab protocols in accordance with ICVAL accreditation
Have a fundamental knowledge of the vascular anatomy and vascular disease process.
Ability to make sound clinical judgment.
Ability to interact with the general public, clients, staff and referring physicians with diplomacy, tact, and goodwill.
Ability to participate in department team quality improvement activities.
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer certificate (ARDMS)
Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
PRIMARY CUSTOMER SERVED (Age Specific Criteria):
( ) Toddlers 1 up to 3 years
( ) Preschool Children 3 up to 6 years
( ) School Age Children 6 up to 12 years
(X) Adolescents 12 up to 18 years
(X) Early Adults 18 up to 45 years
(X) Middle Adults 45 up to 61 years
(X) Late Adults 61 up to 80 years
(X) Late, Late Adults 80 years and up
Employees in this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or service based on the physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area.
PATIENT PRIVACY (HIPAA Compliance):
Employees in this position have access to protected health information. The protected health information a person in this position can access includes demographics, date of service, insurance/billing, medical record summary information, and all other information that may be contained in patient records. This position requires patient health information to perform the functions outlined as part of this position description.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Apply for and maintain accreditation for vascular lab.
Reviews patient medical history and results of previous diagnostic studies. Integrates knowledge of patient history with examination to be performed.
Competently performs all sonographic examinations as outlined in the department policy and procedure manual. Report studies and enter appropriate charges in a timely manner.
Selects appropriate equipment to perform exam. Selects appropriate technical factors to optimize image quality. Records images with proper patient identification. Records images on film and other archival media. Annotates images accurately.
Triage critical findings to MD/PA as appropriate. Send results to Vascular Surgeon for medical interpretation. May discuss findings with physician for optimal interpretation.
Assists the vascular surgeon with performance of targeted thrombin injections, vein procedures, and drainage of cysts. Performs first aid as necessary.
Effectively explains exam to patient in order to elicit cooperation and reduce apprehension. Assists patient in positioning for optimal exam results.
Maintains a clean procedure area. Cleans equipment as needed.
Provides for the safety, mental and physical comfort of the patient while performing ultrasound examinations.
May provide instruction to students of Radiological Technology and Ultrasound who are enrolled in an affiliated program
Serves on committees as assigned. Attends and participates in department meetings. Participate in the assessment, planning, and implementation process of new technology.
Ability to accurately troubleshoot ultrasound equipment in order to knowledgeably communicate need for repair to service personnel. Reports equipment failure to site supervisor and/or vendor. Keeps orderly equipment repair log books.
Ability to accurately troubleshoot Medstreaming and other reporting software, communicate reporting issues with vendor/IT/Physicians/staff.
Uses effective critical thinking skills in order to implement alternative methods when problems arise so that satisfactory solutions are achieved.
Knowledgeable about equipment down-time procedures for Radiology Information System.
Effectively manage schedules and prioritizes work assignments for maximum productivity
Effectively responds to emergency situations. Able to integrate emergency work into regularly scheduled responsibilities.
Accurately uses Electronic Health System to process patient information.
Attends continuing education in order to maintain certification, licensure, and accreditation and clinical competencies.
Constantly promotes a positive and professional image in the hospital.
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by supervisor, manager, or medical provider.
Secures supplies and keeps exam room stock up to par level
MarinHealth remains committed to the health and safety of our employees, patients, and the entire community. As such, MarinHealth requires employees to receive all required immunizations, including, MMR, flu (seasonal availability), and COVID-19 vaccine + booster, as a condition of employment and annually thereafter, as required. Any exemptions from these requirements may be granted for limited and specific situations.