Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 630023000
The incumbent will provide services in specialized areas of Ultrasonography and/or general Ultrasonography services to assist in treatment of patient diseases or injuries. Performs technical work in support of Ultrasound under the direction of a physician and operate ultrasound equipment as part of the diagnostic plan for patients. Some duties include: Performs in a hospital setting all ultrasound examinations ranging from the routine to the highly specialized. Sets up and adjusts all equipment and manually maneuvers the transducer to perform the exam. Performs a wide range of Diagnostic Abdominal Ultrasound examinations to include but not limited to the: Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas, Appendix, Spleen, Kidney's , Bladder, Aorta, Portal vein, Doppler studies of blood flow to and from the major organs, this includes imaging of the scrotum and testicles. Performs Ultrasound examinations of female patients that include pelvis to include both transabdominal and transvaginal imaging of the Vagina, Uterus, Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes, and surrounding anatomy, and imaging of the Breast. Performs non-invasive Vascular Ultrasound examinations with Doppler interrogation to include but not limit to Carotids, Venous imaging of upper and lower extremities, Arterial imaging of the upper and lower extremities, graft scanning for patency and stenosis, shunt scanning, vein mapping. Knows and understands the principles of ultrasound and the highly specialized equipment well enough to essentially approve the acceptability or rejectability of each scan. Controls technical factors on ultrasound unit, which will affect time, gain, amplitude, velocity, frequency, attenuation, absorption, reflection, scattering, refraction, and diffraction. Selects between non-focused, fixed-focus, linear phased array and annular phased array, transducers depending on the examination and the anatomy to be imaged. Advises Radiologist or referring physician of results of exam. Maintains effective control of the Ultrasound area by coordinating, planning, organizing and executing the daily work potential to expediate workflow patterns within the departments. Enters patients into the Computerized Patient Record System. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Full Time 8am-4:30pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound)/PDF02467 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.