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Medical Instrument Technicians for Echocardiography at the GS-9 is above full performance level. The incumbent responsible for performing echocardiography exams which range form the routine to the complex in all echocardiography modalities. Responsibilities also include varied administrative duties, staff development and supervisory functions which may require problem solving, communication and writing skills, as well as knowledge of regulatory and industry compliance and accreditation issues.

Duties for the position include but are not limited to:

  • Perform real time 3-dimensional cardiac ultrasound using on-line and off- line computer enhancement and reconstruction technology, 3-dimensional Q-Lab analysis, and 3D cropping tools.
  • Provide training and supervision to students in cutting-edge modalities.
  • Perform basic echocardiograms as well as complex procedures such s stress exercise and dobutamine echocardiograms, saline contrast studies, contrast echocardiography, research protocols, valve cases and assist with transesophageal echocardiograms as needed.
  • Adhere to all lab protocols and adjust the scanning procedures to the specific pathology as it presents itself.
  • Set up and maintain the echocardiography laboratory's transesophageal equipment.
  • Assist the supervisor in writing lab and scanning procedures, protocols and policies for Quality Assurance and IAC accreditation.
  • Assist with special projects and datable operations.
  • Assist in managing and maintaining IAC accreditation for the Echo Lab.
  • Compile QA data, and on an ongoing basis present finding to Medical and Technical Directors.
  • Act as the lab liaison between IAC and the echo lab to ensure all required documents are submitted.
  • Assist in creating ideas to better manage workflow and organization of the laboratory via project management plans.
  • Liaison to triage equipment problems and communication with other departments to correct malfunctions.