The VA Central Iowa Health Care System is currently recruiting one (1) intermittent Medical Instrument Technician. Diagnostic Ultrasound Technicians operate diagnostic ultrasonic scanning equipment to produce cross sectional and two dimensional pictures of internal organs and body structures used to diagnose diseases and other medical conditions. Major Duties include, but are not limited to: -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. - Performs vascular studies such as: renal artery, aortic aneurysm, portal-systemic shunts, carotid duplex, ABI, arterial duplex, venous duplex, renal artery duplex, and visceral vascular exams of the abdomen. Regularly performs preoperative upper and lower extremity vein mappings for vascular surgeons, as well as chronic venous insufficiency studies. - Sets up and adjusts all equipment and manually maneuvers the transducer to perform the exam. Performance of the examination requires proper alignment and position of the patient. -Registers patients for procedures. Documents by case editing procedures performed in the radiology package of VISTA. Documents accurate procedure performed, complications of the procedure, and staff involved in the procedure. - Obtains pertinent diagnostic examinations for the physician, which is necessary for correlation between the ultrasound scan and the clinical history. Work Schedule: This position is an intermittent one. There is no set schedule and tour of duty may include days, nights holidays and weekends. An intermittent position is not the same as a part-time position. 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.