NOTE - The closing date of this announcement has been extended from 9/1/2021 to 9/13/2021 and extended again until 10/4/2021. The DRT (Diagnostic/Vascular Ultrasound) operates independently in the performance and coordination of all ultrasound examinations. The practitioner must be competent in the production, use, recognition, and analysis of ultrasound images and patterns used for patient diagnosis and treatment. They are regarded as the expert source of all ultrasound imaging, and the interpreting radiologist relies on the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the DRT in providing a final interpretation. Major Duties: Experience with vascular ultrasound scanning technique Performs difficult ultrasound exams independently without supervision Operates diagnostic equipment using ultrasound to record vascular information such as vascular blood flow, blood pressure, limb volume changes, oxygen saturation, cerebral circulation, peripheral circulation, and abdominal circulation. Operates diagnostic equipment using ultrasound to image General and Vascular ultrasound procedures. Interrogates anatomy, decides what should be imaged based on interrogation of the anatomy, and accurately completes the ultrasound worksheet. Ensures high quality examination utilizing proper positioning, sonographic techniques, and examination protocols. Will ensure equipment is properly operated and maintained as prescribed by manufacturer's protocol. Images inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room patients without assistance in most cases. Trains affiliated ultrasound students, residents, and co-workers when needed. Creates notes, refers consults, modifies, and retrieves sensitive information/data into the Veteran's Electronic Medical Record. Follows appropriate steps in sequence to improve accuracy of patient identification. Treats Veterans with dignity, courtesy, and respect in keeping with the principles and practices of Veteran-Centered Care. Communicates with all internal and external customers in a courteous, positive, open, honest, cooperative manner, and treats all with dignity and respect Resolves issues and carries them through to completion in a timely manner appropriate to the situation; acts as first line contact for any issue or potential indictments where a customer may be dissatisfied or angry because of information provided. Interacts with Veterans, supervisors, staff, visitors, and non-VA personnel reflecting a working knowledge of cultural difference in language, communication style, physical limitations, and other diversity-related factors. Exercises good judgement, tact and skill communication and interpersonal relations. Performs a full range of General Radiology procedures using ionizing radiation technique without assistance 50% -75% of the time when required. Work Schedule: Tour of duty will be varied Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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