The Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) is assigned to Patient Care Service at the Birmingham VA Health Care System in Birmingham, AL. As the Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography), the selectee is responsible for providing quality care in the coordination and performance in Patient Care Service. A Recruitment Incentive may be offered to highly qualified candidates based on the needs of the VA. PCS/Relocation allowance is not authorized. Sonographer has the intimate knowledge of thoracic anatomy and physiology as related to cardiovascular function. Learn to incorporate the causes and results of a variety of symptoms and conditions into a plan of the ultrasonic diagnostic examination. Learn to change and develop 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. Develop the techniques to produce diagnostic quality images and Doppler recordings using M-mode, two-dimensional, and Pulsed/CW/Color Doppler ultrasound. Schedules clinic appointments for echo, stress test and dobutamine, and consult management. Responsible for the reprocessing of reusable medical equipment, specifically Transesophageal Echocardiography Probes (TEE probes). Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm Functional Statements: Medical Instrument Technician (ECHO) -#521-FS-407, -#521-FS-408, -#521-FS-409, -#521-FS-410, and -#521-FS-411 Recruitment/Relocation: Recruitment Incentive may be offered to highly qualified candidates based on the needs of the VA Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more
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