This position is in the Consultant Care, Medical Subspecialty Care, and Cardiovascular Section of the Medical Service at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Chicago, IL. This position included but not limited to all forms of cardiac stress testing, transesophageal echocardiography, and eletrocardiograms. This position supports the clinical and administrative components of cardiology testing. The ancillary service is essential to the incumbents ability to work independently and analyze cardiac abnormalities, disorders, injury disease and its process for an accurate diagnose by licensed physicians. The duties of this position include coordinating, supervising, and operating diagnostic ultrasound equipment using the principles of physics and instrumentation. To create qualitative diagnose exams in the Echo Lab and throughout the hospital where needed. This includes the Cardiac Catherization Lab, Surgery Department, Emergency Department and all patient units. The Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) must provide appropriate physical, educational, safety and age related care, including adult and geriatric populations. He/she is able to utilize their knowledge and expertise of human growth and development. Duties include training medical residents and fellows, who require training in the field of echocardiography. Therefore the incumbent is required to possess a wide range of communication skills. Specifically, the Echocardiographer performs the following procedures (also identified on the competency check list); The Echocardiographer is responsible for patient education, testing and reporting during the echo exam. Is responsible for quality management of echo studies and duplicating studies when necessary. As the incumbent is a frequent presence in the Cardiac Lab the incumbent must possess basic knowledge of radiation and how to protect against preventable exposure. The incumbent is responsible for proper CT coding within 48 hours of the exam completion, as in accordance with hospital policy. The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of patients echo safety and required to use the least amount of power when scanning a patient. The incumbent is responsible for inventory control of the echo lab. The incumbent is responsible for keeping the echo equipment clean and reporting technical errors when needed to IT personnel. Work Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Telework: Not Available Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please contact Eva.Gennara@va.gov and cc VISN12EDRP@va.gov for more information Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more
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