POSITION WILL COVER 3 CAMPUSES: BROCKTON, JAMAICA PLAIN AND WEST ROXBURY , Radiology Service Line. *****This position is on the list of critical shortage positions authorized by the Secretary of the Veterans Administration to be hired for without consideration of Veterans Preference***** Note: Due to a critical staffing shortage, 38 U.S.C. § 7412 waives the requirement to apply Veterans' preference for this job announcement. 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 This is an intermittent position. This position will be required to work between the Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury campuses. The Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound) is responsible for using high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical purposes. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Performs proper alignment and position of patient, set ups and adjusts equipment, and manually maneuver transducer. Performs a wide range of Diagnostic Abdominal Ultrasound examinations to include, but is not limited to, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, appendix, spleen, kidneys', bladder, aorta, portal vein, Doppler studies of blood flow to and from the major organs, this includes imaging of the scrotum and testicles. Performs spectrum of examination which includes, but is not limited to, abdomen for tumors, stones, cysts, abscesses, hematomas, inflammatory lesions, such as pancreatitis, and sizes of organs and their location, etc. Performs ultrasound examinations of the female 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 examination with a Doppler interrogation, include but not limit to, carotids, venous imaging of upper and lower extremities, arterial imaging of upper and lower extremities, graft scanning for patency and stenosis, shunt scanning, vein mapping. Controls technical factors on ultrasound unit, which will affect time, gain, amplitude, velocity, frequency, attenuation, absorption, reflection, scattering, refraction, and diffraction. Advises radiologist or referring physician of results of exams. Maintains effective control of the Ultrasound area by coordinating, planning, organizing, and executing the daily work potential to expedite workflow patterns within the departments. Enters patients into the Computerized Patient Record System. Receives and identifies patients, explains methods of procedures, assists movement of patients to and from wheelchairs, carts and tables, positions the patient and performs examinations requested. Keeps abreast of technological advances in the field of Ultrasound and incorporates these advances into new examination procedures and in-service educational programs for the radiology technical staff. Work Schedule: Intermittent Schedule: as needed Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized Telework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized Relocation, Recruitment, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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