This represents above full performance level in performance of both general ultrasound and vascular ultrasound providing full coverage for all procedures including pelvic and transvaginal studies. The medical instrument technician (ultrasound technologist) functions as a senior technician. Diagnostic ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical purposes. If you are NOT current VA and/or Federal employee please apply to announcement CBSU-11351429-22-GO Performs Ultrasound examinations in the application of non-ionizing, high frequency waves to patients for diagnosis of disease and other abnormalities. Performs specialized exams of major and minor organ systems and of vascular systems utilizing the mathematical concept of color flow and doppler. Abdomen - liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, abdominal aorta, vena cava and femoral arteries using 2D and doppler techniques to evaluate these structures for size, abnormal contour, cysts, tumors and various pathological disorders. Retroperitoneum - kidneys, nodes, and urinary bladder using 2D and Doppler techniques. Pelvis - urinary bladder, testicular, prostate. Vascular- carotid, upper and lower extremities. S/he performs studies for thyroid and non vascular soft tissue scans. performs quality assurance testing on the ultrasound unit using phantom and test checklists for the purpose of assuring peak performance of the ultrasound equipment. Maintain records of the quality assurance testing so that easy reference is available should servicing be necessary. obtains pertinent diagnostic examinations for the physician, which may be necessary for correlation between the ultrasound scan and the clinical history. differentiates artifacts from normal or pathological processes and recognizes electronic equipment limitation. Make multiple simultaneous settings and adjustments in operation of equipment to ensure accurate results. On basis of radiologic findings, determines necessary ultrasonic procedures to yield definitive diagnostic findings. recognizes a diagnostic scan and consults with the Staff Radiologist to determine the proper diagnosis. performs computerized digital radiography as a team member of the Imaging Service, such as general radiology, DEXA, barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract, intravenous pyelograms, venograms, and other procedures requiring intravenous injection of diagnostic procedures. Perform radiographic exams at the bedside providing diagnostic x-rays to the professional staff on patients that are unable to be x-rayed in the Radiology Service due to incapacity or surgical procedures. performs all others duties as assigned by the supervisor. Work Schedule: Loveland location: Monday to Friday, 0800 to 1630 Cheyenne location: Monday to Friday, 0900 to 1730 Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist - Ultrasound/PD53475-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Available Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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