This position is located in Cardiology in Acute Care Service at the Lebanon VAMC, operating medical diagnostic ultrasound equipment. Duties include transthoracic echocardiography, stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, and other studies as training and departmental needs require/need. The Medical Instrument Technician (echocardiography) independently performs the full range of echocardiographic procedures. The person has knowledge of advanced specialized procedures, the pharmacology related to this occupation, and knowledge of related acute disorders and diseases and their effects on organs and methods of treatment. Typical duties include, but not limited to: Performs diagnostic Doppler-Echocardiograms on the patients with cardiac disease. Performs contrast-enhanced echocardiography performed during a transthoracic echocardiogram on patients who meet criteria. Follows Standard Operating Procedure and Protocol, to include explaining the procedure to the patient, screen for contraindications, and educating patient on side effects of medication. Maintains skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and actively assists in the procedure should the need arise anywhere in the Cardiovascular Laboratory. Performs electrocardiograms on CLC, inpatients and outpatients during the regular tour-of-duty. Assures proper identification of patients with recordings. Assists the physician in the performance of stress testing. Provides instruction in procedures and equipment relating to stress testing. Calibrates and adjusts cardiovascular stress testing equipment. Provides results of stress testing to the physician and the electronic patient record. Maintains the integrity of patient identification, maintains records, quality assurance and stays current with technological advances. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am- 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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