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    Summary

    The Stratton VA Medical Center, part of the VA Health Care Upstate New York, is located in the heart of Albany. Albany, the capital city of New York, the seat of Albany County, and the central city of New York's Capital District, is roughly 140 miles north of New York City and sits on the west bank of the Hudson River. Opened in 1951, our Medical Center serves 22 counties of Upstate New York, Western Massachusetts and Vermont.

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    Responsibilities

    The Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound) independently performs examinations of the neck, thorax, abdomen, vessels, and extremities. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies to aid in the diagnosis of and treatment of patients. Incumbent evaluates the nature of critical / emergent procedures, and rearranges patients that are scheduled to accommodate them. Maintains records and files of patients examined. Cross-indexes interesting cases for teaching purposes. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

    - Ensures correct machine techniques to maximize imagery to include color or doppler manipulation
    - Monitors, safeguards, and recognizes when changes of equipment or procedures might be necessary to obtain anatomy /pathology that is necessary for proper diagnosis.
    - Advises Radiologists or referring physician of significant abnormalities that would require their immediate attention and visualization while the patient is undergoing examination.
    - Performs ultrasound examinations of the abdomen, neck, chest and extremities, retro peritoneal space for the purpose of acquiring high quality examinations that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patient medical disorders.
    - Performs ABI or Segmental Pressure studies. The purpose of this examination is to accurately diagnose blood flow into the extremities.
    - Participates in the orientation of physicians, students and radiology technologists so that these individuals may acquire an understanding of the principles of ultrasound and how it relates to other diagnostic exams.
    - Establishes a good rapport with clinicians and Radiologist that are dependent on their skill sets.
    - Performs routine clerical procedures for the purpose of maintaining accurate ultrasound records so that easy recall of patient examinations may be achieved.
    - Schedules patients as appropriate when considering the patient history and urgency for the examination.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 800am - 430pm, on call requirements from Monday - Friday, 430pm - 730am and 24 hour call coverage for weekends
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

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