Diagnostic Vascular Technologist -Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre

City Abbotsford
Job ID 2023-44406
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Diagnostic / Medical Imaging
Employment Type
Casual
FTE
0.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0900-1700
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Program/Service
Diagnostic Vascular Laboratory
Salary at Time of Posting
$39.64 - $49.46 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $39.64 - $49.46 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.

 

Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Learn more.

 

We currently have exciting opportunities for Casual– Diagnostic Vascular Technologist to join our team at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre located in Abbotsford, B.C. We hire great people for outstanding jobs and need your help to expand the ability to deliver prompt and professional service.

 

Come work with us!

 

Fraser Health is proudly recognized as a BC Top Employer. Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.

  

Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.

 

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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Clinical Operations, the Diagnostic Vascular Technologist works in collaboration with the vascular team and performs and assesses non-invasive diagnostic tests on the vascular system utilizing continuous wave Doppler and/or plethysmography equipment. In a clinic setting, receives and prepares patients for testing, submits results and summary to physicians for review, and evaluates the accuracy of diagnoses. Performs quality control duties to ensure equipment functionality as appropriate.

Responsibilities

  1. Receives and prepares patients for testing by receiving requisitions from physicians, reviewing patients' case history, correlating clinical history with examination to be performed, assessing the nature of the issue to determine a process for testing, explaining procedures to patients, and monitoring patients comfort level to ensure patient is at ease while obtaining required results.
  2. Performs non-invasive diagnostic tests on the vascular system by positioning patient, performing resting and exercise ankle-brachial indexes, toe-brachial indexes, thoracic outlet testing, and operating continuous wave Doppler and/or plethysmography equipment.  Performs Transcutaneous Oxygen Measurement (TCOM) by operating the transcutaneous oxygen machine.  Assesses test results, records findings, submits results and summary to physicians for review, reporting and authorization.
  3. As required, assists vascular surgeons performing diagnostic procedures utilizing the blood pressure monitor set-up and transcutaneous oxygen monitor.  
  4. Evaluates accuracy of diagnoses by methods such as performing correlation exercises, discussing procedures with medical and technical personnel, and making recommendations for approved refinements to techniques as appropriate.
  5. Receives requests for information/assistance from physician offices; consults with the vascular team and responds where appropriate according to established protocols or refers to appropriate vascular team member for response.
  6. Performs quality control duties by scheduling and performing equipment tests in accordance with recommended manufacturer's guidelines, recording results, and identifying malfunctioning equipment. Requisitions equipment repair as required.
  7. Inputs, updates and annotates patient and procedural data by entering patient ID utilized and the procedures performed into the computerized system.  
  8. Participates in interprofessional team/committee meetings by attending meetings, collaborating with interprofessional personnel, providing input on issues related to the discipline, and making recommendations as required.
  9. Demonstrates procedures, equipment and techniques to staff trainees.  
  10. Maintains a broad knowledge of developments in vascular technology by reviewing literature, and participating in professional development activities, workshops and courses.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Graduation from a recognized /accredited North American Program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasonography), plus 1 year recent related experience.

Current certification with Sonography Canada as required for the assigned/designated practice area (i.e. Generalist, Cardiac) and/or current certification with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as required for the assigned/designated area (i.e. Cardiac, Vascular, Obstetrics/Gynecology).

Eligible for membership with Sonography Canada and/or ARDMS.



Skills and Abilities

  • Current knowledge of vascular system procedures and technologies.
  • Ability to demonstrate procedures, equipment and techniques to clients and others, both individually or in groups.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to resolve problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment and systems.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

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