OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Echocardiography technicians at this level identify and record anomalies indicative of disease, injury, or other medically significant conditions from ultrasound imagining and simultaneous recordings of the Doppler. They incorporate the causes and results of a variety of symptoms and conditions into a plan of ultrasonic diagnostic examination. They change and develop sounding techniques to accommodate such variables as limited patient mobility, variation in physical condition or dimension of the patient, presence of prosthesis or foreign objects, and ultrasonic response of different body parts. They produce diagnostic quality images and Doppler frequency recordings using M-mode, two-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound. Major Duties: Performs diagnostic quality images and Doppler frequency shift recordings using M-mode, two dimensional, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler spectral display and color flow Doppler imaging. Performs complex procedures such as cardiac studies of the four chambers of the heart and valves using sector scanning techniques to detect stenotic and incompetent valves, chamber enlargement and pericardia! effusion, thrombus and cardiovascular studies deriving pressure gradients across obstructed valves, etc. Performs complementary ultrasonic examinations including Dobutamine stress echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography. Adapts transducer positioning, instrument controls and examination techniques to the individual patient being studied and the problem being evaluated including recognizing pertinent abnormalities and documenting abnormal findings. Performs ECG and more complex procedures such as electrophysiology monitoring, holter monitoring, event monitoring, stress tests, stress nuclear and pacemaker checks. Performs phlebotomy and IV placement. Monitors patient's condition during procedure and administration of medication. Triages inpatient and outpatient cardiology procedure consults, prioritizes and coordinates care for patients in the Cardio Lab. Accurately documents assessment, interventions and outcomes in CPRS and other applications. Performs quality assurance reviews on cardiology diagnoses including Acute Coronary Syndrome monitors. Develops, coordinates and presents educational programs toward improving productivity, patient outcomes and treatment modalities as needed and assigned. Schedules outpatient clinic appointments in either VISTA or the surgical package software. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.