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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 299E
Category: Health Care

Class Series Concept

Independently perform, evaluate, and provide a diagnosis from non-invasive and invasive vascular examinations.


Participate in training to perform diagnostic vascular examinations in a laboratory, patient care unit and surgical setting, and learn to interpret and present diagnostic findings to referring healthcare providers.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under direct supervision in a training program, learn to perform diagnostic vascular examinations and provide diagnostic interpretation based on psychological and imaging data.

Typical Work

Participate in a training program to learn to:

  • Perform, evaluate and provide diagnostic interpretation of non-invasive and invasive ultrasound and physiological examinations on patients and research participants in the areas of extracranial cerebrovascular, intracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral venous, peripheral arterial, and abdominal vessels;
  • Under physician supervision, perform therapeutic procedures, such as pseudoaneurysm compression;
  • Prepare patient for examination; obtain the patient history through interview and review of the chart, explain testing procedures; perform physical examination;
  • Interpret and present preliminary examination findings to patients and discuss the severity of the findings and potential treatment options to prepare the patient for discussions with his/her physician; document all discussions with patients;
  • Interpret and present preliminary findings to referring physicians; provide additional information as requested; dictate final report;
  • Schedule and prioritize patient examinations;
  • Select and perform appropriate examinations as necessary based on the patient assessment and initial physician order, to provide accurate representation of patient's anatomy and pathophysiology as determined during the ongoing examination; analyze, interpret, record and report findings;
  • Maintain and review functioning of equipment;
  • Identify and report equipment malfunctions;
  • Present patient examination cases at regular medical care conferences for quality assurance purposes;
  • Conduct patient examinations during surgical procedures in the operating room;
  • Calculate accuracy of examinations performed by comparison to radiological report or intraoperative findings, and submit to supervisor for review;
  • Complete hospital charge documents;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Completion of a training program accredited by the American Association – Committee on Allied Health Education (AMA-CAHEA) for vascular ultrasound

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class adopted May 16, 1999.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 6434); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.