The Diagnostic Ultrasound Sonographer independently performs technical work in the Ultrasound section of the Imaging Service with the New Mexico VA Health Care System. 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 sonographer in providing a final interpretation. Diagnostic Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical purpose. 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 Sonographer in providing a final interpretation. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Serves as an expert and provides consultative assistance to Radiologists. The Technician maintains schedule records. Perform Ultrasound exam for maximum diagnostic information. Participates in training of physicians, students and radiology technicians to acquire an understanding of the principles of ultrasound and how it relates to other diagnostic exams. Interprets ultrasound requests. Ability to communicate with staff and Radiologists as well as nurses on the patient floor and the healthcare provider. Monitors Ultrasound equipment and notify engineer regarding repairs. Assists Radiologist with biopsies performed in Ultrasound. Performs routine clerical procedures to maintain accurate ultrasound records. The Ultrasound Sonographer must have the ability to communicate ideas and facts clearly. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 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.