Ultrasound Technician at this level perform Ultrasound exams and ultrasound guided procedures. Incumbent is able to carry out the assigned tasks independently. Assignment is Full-time, 40 hours per week. Assignment also carries on-call assignments that shall be designated in a fair and rotational manner. A. Confers with radiologist or referring physician of significant abnormalities that would require their immediate attention and visualization while the patient is undergoing examination. B. The technologist will perform ultrasound exams of the abdomen, neck, chest, and extremities, retroperitoneal space for the purpose of acquiring high quality examinations that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patient medical disorders. C. Follows established and approved statement of procedures relating to the use, cleaning and/or disinfection of reusable medical equipment (RME) including probes and transducers. D. Participates in the training of physicians, students and radiology technicians so that these individuals may acquire an understanding of the principles of ultrasound and how it related to other diagnostic exams. E. Performs routine clerical procedures for the purpose of maintaining accurate ultrasound records so that easy recall of patient exams may be achieved. This requires registering patients in the Radiology Information System (RIS). F. May also perform vascular imaging, both arterial and venous. G. Receives and identifies patients using three patient identifiers, explains methods of procedures, assists movement of patients to and from wheelchair, table, positions the patient and performs exams as requested. H. Controls technical factors on ultrasound unit, which will affect time, gain, amplitude, velocity, frequency, attenuation, absorption, reflection, scattering, refraction and diffraction. I. The technologist must demonstrate skills in performing complex ultrasound procedures including color flow Doppler and Spectral Doppler exams as covered by the VA Handbook 5005/15 March 17, 2006 Appendix G27. J. Knowledge of anatomy, cross sectional anatomy, physiology, and pathology such as the location, appearance and function of the various major and minor systems applicable to sonography illustration in order to interpret the requested examination accurately. Work Schedule: Possible work schedules are- 8:00am-4:30pm, 2:00pm-10:00pm, 3:00pm-11pm , or 4:00 PM - 12:00am Monday-Friday with rotating after hours call and weekends/holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598958000
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