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Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Huntington
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

This is a supervisory Diagnostic Ultrasound Technician at the Huntington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Incumbents at this level, plan and direct programs at affiliated medical centers and their satellite outpatient clinics and have full supervisory responsibility for a large staff of non-supervisory personnel and at least one subordinate team leader or supervisor. [ "The Supervisory Ultrasound Technician is a working supervisor and also performs the function of an Ultrasound Technician. Supervises, evaluates, responsible for competencies, performance evaluations, and assigns work to be accomplished, oversees the general operation and opens clinics for scheduling in the Ultrasound Service. The incumbent performs the full range of vascular and general ultrasound procedures including the most complex and nonĀ­routine and to make appropriate adjustments in established procedures and techniques to obtain the results required for clinical diagnosis and documentation. Duties include, but are not limited to: Performs complex vascular ultrasound examinations renal artery duplex, mesenteric duplex, venous mapping, vascular system, lower arterial extremities, Doppler exam, etc. Advises radiologists or referring physician of significant abnormalities that would require their immediate attention and visualization while the patient is undergoing examination. Participates in the training of physicians, students and radiology technicians so that these individuals may acquire an understanding of the principles of ultrasound and how it relates to other diagnostic exams. Performs routine clerical procedures for the purpose of maintaining accurate ultrasound records so that easy recall of patient examinations may be achieved. This requires maintaining a diagnostic log, patient schedule log, and procedure log, editing and when necessary registering patients in the Radiology Information System (RIS). Makes multiple simultaneous settings and adjustments in operation of equipment to insure accurate results. Based on radiologic findings, determines necessary ultrasonic procedures to yield definitive diagnostic findings. Reviews new developments in the field and recommends to the Chief of Radiology, Ultrasound Radiologist lead and Imaging Manager those that would improve the operation of the section. Assists the radiologist in the performance of cyst punctures, aspiration biopsies, and catheter placements for the purpose of diagnostic treatment using ultrasound techniques. This requires the use of surgical sterile techniques, syringes, needles, contrast, etc. Develops and maintains patient prep procedures so that patients and wards understand the proper preparations for ultrasound examinations in an effort to minimize delays of examinations. Explains examinations to be performed to the patients so that an understanding of the purpose of the study as well as any requirements of the patients are thoroughly understood. Distributes ultrasound examinations and related information to the radiologist responsible for the interpretation of the exams. Assists quality assurance technologists in performing quality assurance testing on the ultrasound unit using phantoms, test tools, test check lists, etc. for the purpose of assuring peak performance of the ultrasound equipment. Performs or supervises routine housekeeping duties to assure that the ultrasound area is clean and sanitary. On most assignments, technologist works independently, scheduling workload and performing the ultrasound exams. On the more unusual and complex assignments, works closely and confers with radiologists and medical officers on special techniques. Approves/disapproves annual leave based on staffing needs for the Ultrasound service. Writes and revises computer technical manuals, user manuals, protocols, and forms for the Ultrasound service. Provides and is responsible for orientation and training at the appropriate level of knowledge and skill to meet users' position requirements for the Ultrasound service. Makes decisions on work problems presented by the Chief of Radiology, Imaging Manager, facility supervisors, administrators, facility team leaders, similar personnel, and contractors. Follows established Quality Assurance (QA) guidelines and protocols to insure integrity, availability, authenticity and confidentiality of imaging data transmitted by the Ultrasound technologists. Work Schedule: 08:00am-04:30pm; Monday-Friday\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Huntington , Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound), Other , Huntington, West Virginia

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