The Marion IL VA Medical Center is currently seeking a Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) The incumbent works in the Cardiology section of the VAMC. This functional statement represents the full performance level. Echocardiography Technicians at this level identify and record anomalies indicative of disease, injury, or other medically significant condition from ultrasound imaging and simultaneous recordings of the Doppler. Duties include but are not limited to: Performs transthoracic examinations for outpatients and inpatients. Performs bubble and contrast echocardiography in conjuction with nurse and cardiologist.. Performs stress echocardiograms with and without pharmaceuticals. Performs TEE exams with cardiologists and ancillary staff. Receives patients, explains procedure and performs exams. Assists physician with results of exam. Completes STAT echocardiogram procedures in the Cardiac Cath lab under sterile requirements as needed. Independently obtaining and monitoring routine and special procedure 12 lead electrocardiograms. Assists in editing and management of the MUSE system. Sets up, operates, and monitors electrocardiograph equipment to perform specialized examinations and studies involving exercise stress testing and ambulatory monitoring of arrhythmias. Technician monitors tracings to identify arrhythmias and when gross abnormalities appear, when to repeat certain procedures, when to stop test procedures and when to get the immediate attention of a provider. Performs holter scheduling, application, removal, and analysis report generation. Appropriate intervention is accomplished by editing and selecting an appropriate sample portion of the tracing for further interpretation by the physician. Performs clinical evaluation of patients' implanted cardiac devices and recommends treatment and needs, to make referral to appropriateness to the provider. Assists in additional duties as needed to include maintenance of statistics, quality assurance activities, and educational inservice. Work Schedule: 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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