Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) Ultrasound/Vascular
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Internal Number: 613488500
Diagnostic ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical purposes. The practitioner must be competent in the production, use, recognition, and analysis of ultrasound images and patterns used for patient diagnosis and treatment. The sonographer is regarded as the expert source of all ultrasound imaging, and the interpreting radiologist relies heavily on the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the sonographers in providing a final interpretation. Within this specialization there is a diverse range of ultrasound imaging sub-specialties. These include: 1) diagnostic medical sonography - abdominal, neurologic, obstetrical/gynecologic, MSK, and ophthalmic; 2) vascular technology - vascular and related organs. The Specialized Assignment Ultrasound Technologist operates independently and without direct supervision as the technologist responsible for the performance and coordination and problem solving of all ultrasound requests and examinations, both General and Vascular. The duties and responsibilities of the Medical Instrument Technologist (Ultrasound) include but are not limited to the following: - Knowledge of Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements. - Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels. - Ability to provide, or provide for, staff development and training. - Ability to manage and supervise employees if required. - Provide the overall knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct diagnostic ultrasound examinations in complex and unusual cases. - Ability to perform diagnostic ultrasound examination on multiple areas of the body, including, but not limited to, the abdomen, pelvis, transvaginal, chest, small parts, thyroid, breast, and scrotum. - Ability to perform vascular studies such as vertebral, renal artery, aortic aneurysm, portal-systemic shunts, etc. - Ability to assist radiologists with biopsy procedures determining the location, depth, and required needle angle for the lesion to be sampled. Work Schedule: Varies M-F 0800-1630 Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD08239A 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.