Dublin VAMC is seeking three (3) Registered Vascular Imaging Technician for the Cardiology department. They performs difficult ultrasound technical duties. The Medical Instrument Technician requiring specialized advanced knowledge and assignments. The work involves operating or monitoring diagnostic and therapeutic medical instruments and equipment associated with vascular and general sonography duties, to include carotid ultrasound and complex doppler studies, as well as general ultrasound. The incumbent performs 2D, M-Mode, continuous and pulse wave Doppler and color flow exam. Performs transthoracic examinations. Performs stress echocardiograms with and without pharmaceuticals. Assists physician in completion of results of exam. Receives patients, explains procedure and performs exam. Responsible for independently setting, calibrating, and operating of machinery. This is above the full performance level for the Medical Instrument Technician (Vascular) requiring specialized advanced knowledge and assignments. The work involves operating or monitoring diagnostic and therapeutic medical instruments and equipment associated with vascular and general sonography duties, to include carotid ultrasound and complex doppler studies, as well as general ultrasound. Certification is required Registration is offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International, (CCI) as a Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) or by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT). Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Performs diagnostic a number of specialized vascular imaging and echocardiogram exams including but not limited to: - Doppler-Echocardiograms on patients - uses parasternal, apical, subxiphoid, suprastemal and other views to obtain complete diagnostic studies - Carotid imaging - Transcranial doppler imaging - Venous imaging performance level. Venous Reflux imaging - Arterial imaging, upper and lower including rest/exercise study - Aorta/IVC/Iliac imaging - Abdominal ultrasound - Renal artery ultrasound - Mesenteric arteries ultrasound/imaging - ABI/Peripherals imaging - Screening exams to include ABI, Carotid, Aorta, Echo - Responsible for the timely input of results into the patient's file. - Responds to emergency requests from the inpatient units and Urgent Care Center to perform the procedure at bedside whenever the condition of the patient precludes transportation to the Specialty Clinic. - Coordinates scheduling of patients and transportation to and from the clinic. Reassures patients and describes the nature and reason for the test. - Maintains logs of patient data and library of digital records. - Performs elementary preventive maintenance of the equipment and coordinates emergency and preventive service with Biomedical Engineering. - Maintains skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and actively assists in the procedure should the need arise. - Assesses and annotates damage to heart muscle. - Decides when optimal view is achieved displaying area or damage requested by the physician. - Administers intravenous contrast where indicated and acquires echo images post contrast administration. - Assist with collateral duties within the cardiology clinic. Work Schedule: Full-time Irregular Tours Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment Incentive May be Authorized for a Highly qualified candidate
Internal Number: 599985900
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