Vascular Technician (Physician Services)
Manahawkin, NJ 
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Vascular Technician (Physician Services)
Job ID 2021-92202
Department Vanguard Vascular_SOMC
Site HMH Physician Services, Inc.
Job Location US-NJ-Manahawkin
Position Type Part-time with Benefits
Standard Hours Per Week 20
Shift Day
Shift Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekend Work Weekends as Needed
On Call Work No On-Call Required
Holiday Work No Holidays Required
Overview

How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

The Registered Vascular Tech performs vascular testing procedures under the supervision of the physician(s) and practice manager. Assists physician both in office and intra-operatively during venous procedures. Operates testing devices to conduct non-invasive peripheral vascular studies; ensures that the equipment and records for these tests are properly maintained and that the necessary supplies are available.

*This position is part time, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays**

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Vascular Tech at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

    Accurately completes assignments within scheduled time periods
  • Assignments are accurately completed with appropriate supervisory counseling.
  • Completes patient related activities within scheduled time periods.
  • Communicates pertinent patient information and actual or potential problems
  • Reports timely and accurate changes in the patient's condition throughout shift, before breaks, during transfer and shift report
  • Change in vital signs and blood sugars
  • Turns in assignment sheet for evaluation and change in pain status.
  • Cooperates with reassignments in the interest of patient care
  • Adapts work schedule to meet the needs of the unit.
  • Ensures adequate staffing needs are met through willingness to float.
  • Accepts changes in room assignments and/or scrub assignment.
  • Ensures adequate staff needs by willingness to work OT.
  • Demonstrates the ability to care for patients by providing safe, direct patient care
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency in completing assigned treatments and procedures according to established standards and policies
  • Performs patient care duties in a safe and efficient manner
  • Follows plan of care as directed by the Registered Nurse
  • Examples may include but are not limited to: Assists with placing patients in prescribed body positions so as to assure access to the operative area and prevent harm to patient during the procedure
  • Serves as scrub tech during procedures handling sterile instruments and supplies to the surgeon while maintaining aseptic technique
  • Assists the physician and anticipates his/her needs during the procedure i.e. holds retractors etc.
  • Keeps track of amounts of solutions used to irrigate surgical incision so amounts can be subtracted from total fluid to determine patient blood loss
  • Helps the RN with preparation for cases, gathering supplies, instruments and equipment
  • Correctly identifies blood, solutions, drugs, drainage tubes and appliances ordered
  • Performs other duties which may include room stock, workroom instrument processing, room cleaning etc.
  • Verifies sponge, instrument and needle count with circulating nurse before surgery, before closure and after closure.
  • Transports patients to recovery room as needed.
  • Exercises calm behavior and utilizes appropriate judgment during emergency situations
  • Appropriately participates during crisis situations
  • Isolates and removes other patients
  • Assists with and reassures, stays with a patient in need and maintains sterility of field as situation permits.
  • Participates in the improvement processes of quality patient care
  • Takes self-directed or self-motivated initiative to do more than is expected or required in the job, acts before being required to by events, to improve job performance, and/or creates new opportunities
  • Participates in unit/department PI activities.
  • Provides for effective and safe patient/customer outcomes through practice, judgment and critical actions
  • Clinical practice accurately reflects Code of Ethics, the New Jersey Department of Health regulations and institutional policies and procedures
  • Adheres to current NJ Department of Health regulations, JCAHO and institutional policies and procedures, and promotes professional ethics/standards
  • Following Meridian Health Guidelines of Cooperation and Discipline
  • Only those areas which are reflective of clinical practice are related to this indicator
  • No current disciplinary notices, one or two negative anecdotal related to patient care
Qualifications
  • Graduate of a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
  • Candidates must be registered by ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
  • Previous Vascular Technologist experience strongly preferred
  • (2) years in a vascular lab
  • CPR certification required
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Current overview and knowledge of all operations with Ultrasound including diagnostic medical ultrasound systems and portables.

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Experience
2+ years
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