UnityPoint Health

Vascular Ultrasound Technologist

Requisition ID
Medical Imaging and Radiology - Non-Nursing
US-IL-Rock Island
2701 17th St
6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity
Rock Island
Vascular Lab- RI
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Primarily 1st with weekends, call and call on holidays
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


$5,000 Sign-on Bonus


Under the general direction of the Manager, Non-Invasive Diagnostics and Campus Lead, performs quality diagnostic non-invasive vascular services to the patients in the Vascular Laboratory and associated departments.  Acts as a clinical resource person for the vascular lab.



COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment. 


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:


% of Time


Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·        Collects and reviews data related to the physiological/psychological status of the patient. Provides education to patient and ensures all consents are signed.

·        Obtains and records patient history and accurate symptoms pertinent to the procedure to be performed.

·        Competently prepares patients for appropriate procedure

·        Performs vascular imaging procedures and determine if images are acceptable or if they need redone

·        Operates ultrasound duplex imaging equipment in order to perform imaging studies and performs physiological testing procedures utilizing; pulse volume recorder, photoplethysmography, strip chart, recorder, handheld bidirectional doppler, and transcranial Doppler

·        Properly stores and transfers exams in PACS

·        Gives providers and radiologists preliminary results and documents in the patient’s medical record.

·        Responsible for regular rotation of on-call responsibilities. This includes the use of their own cell phone device to complete essential work functions and enhance job performance.



Quality Improvement

·        Ensures all equipment is operational and completes quality control checks

·        Enters unusual occurrence reports into system as needed

·        Participates in hospital wide performance improvement as needed



Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

·        Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·        Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·        Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·        Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·        Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·        Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.





Minimum Requirements


Preferred or Specialized






Graduate of an accredited School of Radiography or an accredited School of Ultrasonography, or holds a BSN

Degree or coursework in Vascular Imaging






2 years of vascular imaging experience


5+ years of vascular imaging experience






Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


Registration with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or Cardiovascular Credentialing International , be a Registered RVT or be registry eligible.  If registry eligible must sit for RDMS registry within 24 months and successfully pass the Physics and Vascular examinations.



RVT Certification






Communication – written & verbal

Decision making

Independent Judgment & Decision Making

Leadership skills

Managing priorities/deadlines

Customer/patient focused

Multicultural sensitivity

Planning and organizing skills

Technical Aptitude – ability to learn new systems quickly







Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.




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