Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultra-Sound)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Internal Number: 623353300
This Medical Instrument Technologist (MIT)- Diagnostic Ultrasound position is assigned to the Roseburg VA Health Care System, Imaging Service. Regardless of the assigned duty location the technologist may be required to perform duties at both the Roseburg facility or Eugene facility as needed. Functions: The technologist requires knowledge of image acquisition in Ultrasound, Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), and Microsoft Office Programs. The technologist will carry out his/her assignment independently. - Performs outpatient and inpatient (location dependent) ultrasound examinations ranging from the routine to the highly specialized. Exams may be performed in the Imaging Department or portable depending on patient care needs. The technologist will be responsible for maneuvering, setting up, and adjusting equipment necessary to perform exam. - Performs high quality and complex ultrasound examinations of the abdomen, retroperitoneal space, pelvis, scrotum, neck, and extremities. This includes both arterial and venous evaluations which utilize color flow and doppler. - Advises Radiologist, or ordering provider if Radiologist is not available, of significant abnormalities that may require immediate attention. - Knowledgeable in the principles of ultrasound and specialized ultrasound equipment. Has working knowledge of ultrasound controls and functions, such as gain, TGC, focus, and depth to acquire diagnostic images. Can adjust scanning technique to optimize image quality and diagnostic information. Ability to select appropriate transducer according to exam type and patient size. - The technologist will use their critical thinking skills and knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, and pathology to analyze and document necessary images so that a comprehensive and accurate examination is completed and sufficient data is provided to the Radiologist for interpretation. Performs measurements and calculations according to protocol. Identifies and documents any limitations to examination. Initiates additional scanning techniques when indicated. - The technologist adapts to changes in procedures, protocols, policy, and patient needs. - Receives and identifies patients using two (2) patient identifiers. Preps patients according to study and patient condition. Explains the examination to the patient and responds to patient questions and concerns. Assists patients in maneuvering to various positions necessary for exam. This position demands a significant degree of personal responsibility and involves personal contact with patients. This requires a sensitivity to patient conditions and a capacity to establish rapport with patients in order to gain their cooperation and set them at ease. - The technologist interprets and protocols ultrasound requests submitted by clinician or provider and consults with Radiologist if an uncommon or new procedure is ordered, or a difficult situation is encountered. The technologist performs such exams, and will seek assistance from peers, supervisor, or Radiologist if needed. Evaluates the nature of critical and emergent procedures and rearranges priorities to accommodate these exams. - The technologist must be skilled in, and able to, carry out various procedures to include localizations, biopsies, aspirations, and drainages. Prepares sterile tray, to include contrast, catheters, and guide wires. Appropriately labels all articles on the sterile tray to minimize hazards associated with invasive procedures. Maintains sterile field before and during procedure. - Knowledge of anatomy, cross sectional anatomy, and physiology such as the location, appearance and function of the major and minor systems applicable to ultrasound. - Adheres to: hospital infection control and safety policies and techniques; the storage of sterile supplies; the disposal of body fluids and 'sharps'; proper attire; hand washing practices; time-out procedure; and correct site invasive procedure. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 0800-1630 Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultra-Sound)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Available 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.