The Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography), will be assigned to Primary Care/Cardiology at the Minneapolis VA. Duties may include: Explains to patients procedures that are being performed, secures their cooperation, relieves their anxiety, in order to achieve proper positioning. The incumbent must be alert to changes in the patient's condition which may necessitate immediate intervention. Recognizes serious patient abnormalities and individualizes each recording to the needs of the situation in order to produce reliable tracings of diagnostic quality. Performs cardiac ultrasound examinations and quantifies observed abnormalities, including complex calculations of valve areas and alterations in function, and ejection fraction. Measures pulmonary artery pressures, valve areas, car
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