Job Description

Job Title: PVL Technologist
Job ID: 725159
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Hours & days will vary
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Peripheral Vas Lab
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Perform noninvasive Peripheral Vascular studies including (but not restricted to) arterial and venous duplex imaging with color flow Doppler, noninvasive arterial testing (pulse volume recordings/segmental limb pressures), visceral abdominal duplex imaging with color flow Doppler, extracranial duplex imaging with color flow Doppler, and other noninvasive vascular tests assigned. This goal must be achieved within 6 months to 1 year of starting date. Patient testing is performed on adolescent, geriatric and adult patients.

  • Assist other staff members and hospital personnel in completion of needed tasks. 
  • Make patient care and/or interdepartmental service the number one priority.
  • Display ability to troubleshoot problems with equipment and computer terminals and make minor repairs.
  • Display knowledge of Doppler and Ultrasound physics when performing vascular exams.
  • Maintain safety of vascular patients while in the department. 
  • Enter data in computer and maintains data integrity.
  • Obtain and calculate tracing, spectral analyses and analog waveforms for vascular tests.
  • Obtain detailed, accurate history on vascular patients
  • Participate in the training of new technologists and students. 
  • Participate in continuing education within the department.
  • Perform all studies offered in the Peripheral Vascular lab within twelve months of starting date.
  • Provide general information to patients and their significant others while performing vascular testing.
  • Provide support to staff to assure competency in all phases of vascular diagnostic services.


Completion of formal training in an accredited Vascular Technology or Ultrasound program required or RVT or equivalent credential required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Registered preferred, or registry eligible with a minimum of physics portion or registry completed. 
  • Must obtain registry within 12 months of graduation date 
  • RVT is required within 1 year of hire
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $22.90 to $36.63 / hour

Union Position: No

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