The Medical Instrument Technologist (Vascular) employee independently performs complex ultrasound examinations for outpatient, inpatient and emergency room patients according to DIS imaging protocols. All requests will be reviewed by the technician, technologist and/or radiologist as needed to determine appropriateness of the exam as well as protocol modification. Advises radiologists, referring physician, vascular surgeon and other providers of significant abnormalities that would require their immediate attention and visualization while the patient is undergoing examination. Performs ultrasound examinations of the abdomen, neck, chest, extremities, retroperitoneal space, pelvis and vascular studies for the purpose of acquiring high quality studies that assist in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Performs non-invasive procedures in the vascular ultrasound laboratory to include: carotid doppler, arterial lower and upper extremity studies, reflux studies, dialysis access graft imaging, trans-rectal ultrasound (TRUS) and other studies as deemed necessary by the vascular surgeon. Performs high quality ultrasound examinations of the vascular system utilizing B-Mode, 2 dimensional ultrasound, color Doppler and continuous wave Doppler measurements. Independently makes standard examinations and has the expertise to do more in-depth measurements and imaging when abnormalities are present. Advises the vascular physician of preliminary results as needed. Recognizes situations requiring immediate attention while the patient is undergoing an examination and advises the referring provider and/or vascular surgeon of critical findings as needed. Participates in the planning and performance of medical and/or experimental procedures involving new techniques and in documenting results. Enters technical notes for all diagnostic ultrasound exams per requirements of the DIS Service Chief. Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges patient priorities to accommodate them. Maintains records of patients treated, examinations performed, ultrasound scans taken, arterial waveforms, etc. Incumbent includes his or her own impressions of the case and presents them to the physician for interpretation. Confers with vascular physician on requirements of non-standard examinations. Independently determines technical factors, positioning, machine settings and transducer requirements etc. to satisfy requirements. Available for general and vascular ultrasound studies at Community Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) as needed. Responsible for the logging and processing of requisitions for the vascular laboratory and maintains adequate reports and files of all studies. 25% or less time working in Ultrasound. Work Schedule: The work schedule will be determined based on the needs of the Medical Center. The Providence VA Medical Center is an acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. Shift changes will be considered based on patient and facility needs. Compressed/Flexible: Not available. Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Internal Number: 600035900
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.
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