This position is with Coatesville VA Medical Center, providing treatment of medical, surgical and psychiatric patients, both inpatient and outpatient. The work requires high degree of judgment in responding to both employee and patient concerns. Works closely with Lead Sonographer, Radiology Supervisor, radiologist, clinicians, technologists, and clerical staff to assure optimum quality control, high quality diagnostic/therapeutic exam results, and patient satisfaction. The technologist requires knowledge of image acquisition in ultrasound and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and can carry out his/her assignment independently. Performs, in a Hospital setting all ultrasound examinations ranging from the routine to the highly specialized. Technologist also performs vascular imaging, both arterial and venous. Knows and understand the principles of ultrasound and the highly specialized ultrasound equipment to approve the acceptability or reject ability of each scan. Receives and identifies patients using two (2) patient identifiers. The technologist interprets the requests or instructions from the radiologist or clinician. Controls technical factors on ultrasound unit, which will affect time, gain, amplitude, velocity, frequency, attenuation, absorption, reflection, scattering, refraction and diffraction. must demonstrate skills in performing complex ultrasound procedures including color flow, Doppler carotid and arterial Doppler exams. Knowledge of anatomy, cross sectional anatomy, and physiology such as the location, appearance and function of the various major and minor systems applicable to sonographic illustration in order to interpret the requested examination accurately. comprehends all processes for reusable medical equipment (equipment). Advises radiologist of significant abnormalities that would require their immediate attention and visualization while the patient is undergoing exam. Provides on-the-job training to new employees in accordance with established procedures and practices. Assures completed examinations meet established standards, refers to supervisor or staff radiologists, questions or matters not covered by standards and problems in meeting performance standards. The technologist is responsible for ensuring that they have a proper working knowledge of the PACS system. This includes ensuring that all images are transmitted correctly and have the correct patient information. The technologist will navigate daily through PACS burning CDs, adding "sticky notes" and bringing any errors to the immediate attention of the PACS Administrator Work Schedule: will be 20 hours per week. Tour of duty to be discussed with management. 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.