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Job Summary

Each FCVC employee is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the courtesies we extend to patients, families and each respective team member. The FCVC is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care.

Excellent service is an expected and integral part of the FCVC culture. To be considered for this position, a cover letter is required and should be attached as the first page with your resume. The cover letter should address each of the following points in about 50 words or less:

  1. Describe your background and qualifications and why you believe you would be a good fit for this position at FCVC.
  2. Outline your service excellence skills and experiences which would be applicable to this position.
  3. In your most recent position, how was service excellence emphasized.
  4. Describe a situation in which a customer or colleague was upset and the steps you took to resolve the issue to a reasonable conclusion.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

From outpatient visits and tests to surgery and recovery, the Cardiovascular Center serves as a central location for coordinated, top-quality cardiovascular care from our highly skilled medical and surgical teams. Together with inpatient units in University Hospital, outpatient clinics located throughout the local area, and specialized care for children with congenital heart defects at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the building makes U-M's nationally recognized cardiovascular care convenient and accessible to all.

Responsibilities*

To assist physicians in the performance and interpretation of various diagnostic procedures related to the treatment of vascular disease; to monitor, interpret and record data; and to participate and quality assurance programs of the Diagnostic Vascular Unit.  Duties include:

  • Perform vascular diagnostic procedures independently utilizing ultrasound and other ancillary devices.
  • Use knowledge and skills to record and adapt vascular exams to obtain anatomical and pathological diagnostic information and images as appropriate for individual disease processes.
  • Use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic information for each examination performed.
  • Perform carotid, peripheral venous, peripheral arterial, physiological arterial, visceral, aortic, TCD, hemodialysis access, TCOM, venous insufficiency, intraoperative, bypass, and other exams following established protocols as outlined by IAC.
  • Evaluate and communicate diagnostic information to referring medical providers.
  • Assume responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of the patient while in the care of the sonographer.
  • Establish and maintain ethical working relationships and effective communication with all referring services and staff.
  • Maintain knowledge of and observe universal precautions.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Adapt to changing environments, such as, changing schedules, emergency situations, evolving technology and protocol development.

Directly responsible to the Administrative Associate Manager.

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduation from a formal Vascular Sonography Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Active RVT or RVS certification.
  • This Classification requires registration, certification or licensure with the appropriate agency as identified on the Primary Source Verification Matrix.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working within a large, complex, outpatient healthcare setting.
  • Experience working in an IAC Vascular Accredited facility.
  • Familiarity with Michigan Medicine electronic medical records systems.
  • Previous experience working with clinical staff (nurses, mid-level providers, and physicians).
  • Working knowledge of cardiology/vascular/surgical terms, testing and procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology.

Work Schedule

  • Temporary as needed to cover vacations, sick time and leaves.  This includes weekdays, evenings, overnight and weekends.  Work locations may vary based on need to include all DVU locations.

Additional Information

This job posting is for a University of Michigan Temporary position. Temporary employment may be full or part time, but in either case is limited in duration. Please review the full posting description for details.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.