The incumbent performs all duties related to the support of echocardiography services in the facility. The incumbent is required to perform a full range of complex cardiac ultrasound procedures including special procedures and complicated examinations for which there are no standard instructions or procedures. The incumbent independently performs diagnostic cardiac ultrasound examinations in both inpatient and outpatient settings throughout all areas of the Portland VA Health Care System. The incumbent provides scheduling for both inpatients and outpatients and ensures that patients requiring emergent or critical procedures are triaged appropriately.The incumbent ensures procedures performed are appropriate and necessary based upon the information provided.In both the inpatient and outpatient setting, the incumbent receives the patient and explains the purpose and methodology of the procedures in a manner that the patient will understand. The incumbent independently positions the patient in accordance to any patient limitations and obtains diagnostic ultrasound images of the heart and all required measurements.The incumbent performs specialized cardiac ultrasound examinations, including but not limited to: Transthoracic Echo Stress Echo Transesophageal Echo Contrast Echocardiograms Agitated Saline Bubble Echocardiogram The incumbent performs routine and non-routine dimensional and Doppler measurements from digitized images per established protocol and industry standards. The incumbent is proficient with common computer programs and specialized cardiac ultrasound exam analyzing systems to prepare study for report generation and interpretation. The incumbent accurately maintains procedure and patient records following strict guidelines regarding confidentiality. The incumbent is responsible for proper scanning equipment calibration, operational techniques and routine maintenance. The incumbent is responsible for keeping all equipment and rooms clean following strict environmental guidelines. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining continuing education and staying current in the latest ultrasound technology. Work Schedule: 4 shifts of 6:00 am to 4:30 pm between Monday and Friday. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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