Central Texas Veterans Health Care System-Temple is currently recruiting for a Medical Instrument Technician in the Echocardiography (Echo) Lab. Primary assignment will include . 5 days per week at the Temple location. The echo technician will independently perform transthoracic echocardiograms, acquires images for stress echocardiograms, and assists physicians with procedures requiring echocardiography. He or she will recognize emergent findings and alert attending providers. The CTVHCS is recruiting for a highly qualified MIT (Echo) for Medical Service located in Temple, Texas. Major Duties as Assigned, but not limited to: This position represents the full performance level. Echocardiography technicians at this level identify and record anomalies indicative of disease, injury, or other medically significant condition from ultrasound imaging 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. They perform measurements of cardiac structures and doppler flow velocities using the software on the ultrasound machine or image analysis workstation. They calculate aortic valve area, mitral valve area, cardiac output, diastolic filling parameters, right ventricular systolic pressure, ejection fraction, and other such variables as required by interpreting physician for report generation. Assist the attending cardiologist by running the imaging console during performance of specialized procedures that require the presence of a physician, including transesophageal echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, and stress echocardiography. They review clinical imaging protocols for specialized procedures to keep abreast of current developments in the field of echocardiography. Assist with managing workflow and available resources in the echo lab. They follow established guidelines, goals, priorities, and deadlines for completing echo studies and procedures on timely basis. They perform portable studies in the ICU, ER and ward locations. Teach cognitive and technical skills in echocardiography to sonography students and trainees. They learn new techniques, methods, and skills in echocardiography as they develop. Perform routine troubleshooting, calibration, and maintenance of instruments, transducers, and image processing workstations. They coordinate necessary repair and service with Biomedical engineering and outside service organizations. Maintain inventory of echocardiographic supplies, equipment, and accessories and order items as needed. Perform clerical responsibilities, including setting up patient folders in echo workstations for storage, keeping accurate log and data of patients, and managing echo requests and reports. They also capture workload in CPRS and-schedule patients as needed. Customer Service: The echocardiography technician must meet the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. He or she should consistently communicate and treat veterans and their family members, trainees, and all VA staff in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. The individual should handle conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately. The echocardiography technician must display a cooperative attitude· and effectively work together to implement the organization's mission and goals. The individual will ensure productivity is maintained al the established level for his or her responsibilities. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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.