The Southern Arizona VA Healthcare Network is recruiting for a Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) assigned as a member of the Cardiology multidisciplinary team. The Technician will identify and record anomalies indicative of disease, injury, or other medically significant condition from ultrasound imaging and simultaneous recordings of the Doppler. S/he incorporate the causes and results of a variety of symptoms and conditions into a plan of ultrasonic diagnostic examination The Echocardiography Medical Instrument Technician reports to the Outpatient Specialty Nurse Manager, who is the rating official; and to Nursing Services. Incumbent has experience to provide expert knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct diagnostic echocardiography examinations in complex and unusual cases. The incumbent has the knowledge required to provide all aspects of echocardiography services. The incumbent service as expert resource for the department. Incumbent advises Cardiologist and/or referring physician of critically abnormal results of echocardiography studies, providing physician with accurate calculations and preliminary diagnostic evaluation of the echocardiogram. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification preferred. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Performs echocardiograms, 2-0, M-Mode and Doppler studies. Assists patients, explains methods of procedure, and positions patient for the requested examination. Maintains permanent record of scans in accordance with current Vista Imaging procedures. Records clinically meaningful, high quality and accurate studies for review by the Cardiologist. Establishes requirements of non-standard examinations and determines technical factors to satisfy the requirements. Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges patient priorities to accommodate them. Performs standard operator maintenance on the equipment including the ability to troubleshoot equipment. Manages echocardiography images in local PACs system and copy studies to CDs for Release of Information. Maintains specialty critical reusable medical equipment (RME), following approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and universal precautions. Other duties may be assigned. Work Schedule: Sunday thru Saturday, 6:30am to 2:00pm or 7:30 to 4pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography)/PD000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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