OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The Medical Instrument Technician (Vascular) functions as a vascular sonographer technician and is located in the Surgical Care department. The incumbent performs a full range of vascular ultrasound procedures and makes appropriate adjustments in established procedures and techniques to obtain the results required for clinical diagnosis and documentation. The technician performs vascular examinations, operates diagnostic equipment using Doppler and Duplex Ultrasound to record vascular information such as vascular blood flow, blood pressure, limb volume changes, oxygen saturation, cerebral circulation, peripheral circulation, and abdominal circulation. The MIT (Vascular) also conducts basic equipment maintenance, quality control measures, reporting of abnormal findings to physician (if immediate attention is indicated), and other administrative, technical, or supervisory tasks as might be required. Duties: -Operate and maintain the treadmill, photoplethysmography, electronic Doppler, duplex scanner and other monitoring devices that are available for these procedures. -Independently set up inpatient appointments, perform the studies, and record the results. -Obtain a brief history and physical pertinent to a peripheral vascular disease with familiarity with the associated signs and symptoms. -Show capability of recognizing indications for further studies beyond established and standardized procedures. -Give preliminary interpretations of the above-mentioned studies subject to final approval of supervising physician. -Design new test forms as new procedures are instituted. Be familiar with the protocol established by the Medical Records Committee for the approval of such forms for the patient's permanent medical record. -Establish and maintain a permanent filing system for the patient's test results and subsequent follow-up visits. -Receive sales representatives as necessary for the consideration of purchase of new equipment. -Provide other incidental services deemed appropriate by supervisor. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4pm 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.