Job Description

Job Title: PVL Technologist
Job ID: 92375245
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Varies
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Shadyside
Department: Non-Invasive Vascular
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


Whether you are an experienced imaging professional looking to pick up extra hours or a new graduate trying to gain experience, this could be your opportunity! UPMC Shadyside is hiring a casual PVL Technologist. This role will have a varied schedule and will involve some weekend, holiday and on-call responsibilities as needed and occasional coverage at UPMC Presbyterian as needed. Apply today to learn more! 


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.

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


  • 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.
  • Must be credentialed in Vascular Technology within 18 months of employment.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required.
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS) OR Registered Vascular Technologist
  • Act 34
  • Act 33, 34, 73 or as required by business unit.
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $22.90 to $36.63 / hour

Union Position: No

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