Vascular Technologist

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7180219 (Ref:ccf19123201)

Posted: September 18, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world. As a Vascular Technologist, you will have the opportunity to work with our surgeons in an outpatient setting. Your duties will include but are not limited to: • Performing ultrasound studies specific to veins and arteries. • Assisting with the interpretation of study results. • Serving as a senior technical resource for the laboratory. • Participating in the orientation and training of new members of non-invasive vascular laboratory and ongoing training of technologists and visiting students. • Interacting with multiple databases and patient's EMR as part of testing. The ideal future caregiver is someone who: • Is proficient at vascular ultrasounds and • Has RVT credentials. • Is adept at working with various MDs. • Feels confident working in a group as well as independently. At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.


  • Performs ultrasound studies specific to veins and arteries, including but not limited to carotid, aorta, mesenteric, renal, and celiac; cardiac mapping; and pulse volume recordings typically handling complicated and difficult cases.
  • Reviews previous patient history, obtains brief current patient history; determines the appropriate procedure(s) necessary for proper diagnosis, consulting with physician if there are any questions concerning the ultrasound exam.
  • Notifies physician of abnormal findings.
  • Prepares patient for examination, explains procedure, assists patient on/off examination table and with dressing/undressing, as required.
  • Performs technical procedures in the application of duplex imaging and other non-invasive procedures on peripheral arteries which utilize pulse volume recorders with Doppler that may require treadmill testing.
  • Maintains appropriate testing documentation in patient medical record and a file copy of all examinations performed.
  • Accurately completes financial documentation for billing procedure.
  • Performs ultrasound and pulse volume recording studies at the hospital bedside, in the inpatient setting and in the outpatient clinics to report findings to the care provider.
  • Assists with interpretation of study results.
  • Provides technical guidance to less experienced technologists in conducting tests and interpreting study results.
  • Correlates non-invasive vascular laboratory study results with other diagnostic studies performed (e.g., arteriograms, venograms, CT scans, and MRI).
  • Evaluates images and makes preliminary decisions on patient findings. Serves as a senior technical resource for the non-invasive vascular laboratory.
  • Provides input for the interpretation of test results.
  • Assists in the correlation of vascular laboratory studies and in clinical research as outlined by the medical director of the non-invasive vascular laboratory.
  • Participates in the evaluation of new equipment and procedures. Provides technical direction with complex cases.
  • Assists with the interviewing of applicants and orientation and training of new members of the non-invasive vascular laboratory.
  • Participates with ongoing training and student internship.
  • Formally or informally teaches related technology to other technologists and students.
  • Functions as the technical resource and advisor on procedural techniques for all technologists and trainees.
  • Interacts with key individuals to enhance database report capabilities and troubleshoots system.
  • Assists with the supervision and coordination of assigned work activities if necessary and the monitoring of supply inventory by reporting shortages and equipment maintenance issues to the lead technologist or designee.
  • Provides peer feedback for job performance of other technologists in the lab.
  • Assumes duties of the lead technologist when called on to do so.
  • Attends scheduled meetings and training sessions.
  • May be required to be on-call.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Completion of an appropriate allied health program leading to a degree or certificate in the application of non-invasive cardiovascular ultrasound techniques.


  • Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), or other appropriate national certification.
  • Current RVT or registry eligible.
  • (Appropriate national registry must be completed within one year of hire.)

Complexity of Work:

  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with non-invasive vascular laboratory equipment and procedures.
  • Good verbal and interpersonal skills to interact with patients, families and physicians.
  • Ability to teach others - staff physicians, fellows, other technologists and student externs.
  • Ability to function in a variety of medical situations (including medical emergencies).
  • Must be able to recognize changing priorities.
  • Ability to work closely with other members of the care team.
  • Knowledge of the use and application of diagnostic imaging instrumentation including pulse volume recordings, treadmill testing, duplex imaging systems, Doppler and portable continuous-wave Doppler.
  • Knowledge of databases, image storage, and electronic medical record. In-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology as related to the circulatory system (usually attained in a training program). Ability to think critically and analyze information.
  • Ability to provide after hours and weekend coverage when scheduled to do so.

Work Experience:

  • Completion of an appropriate allied health program leading to a degree or certificate in the application of non-invasive cardiovascular ultrasound techniques.
  • Advanced training in anatomy, physiology, biology, and physics.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires standing or walking for extensive periods of time.
  • Requires normal or corrected hearing and vision to normal range.
  • May requires some exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
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By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7180219 (Ref:ccf19123201)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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