Medical Instrument Technician - Echocardiography - Sacramento VAMC

Sacramento, CA

Post Date: 12/12/2017 Job ID: 66620 Industry: Allied / Clinical

Loyal Source Government Services is looking for a qualified Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) to work as civilians promoting and restoring patients’ health at the Sacramento VAMC in the Sacramento, CA area. This is a per diem position.


For more information please contact Brian Rodino at 407-381.7738 or via email



  • Must have at least 1 year of direct patient care experience in the past 3 years
  • Must have current license/certification in a state, territory, or commonwealth of the U.S., or the District of Columbia



  • Echocardiography technicians at this level identify and record anomalies indicative of disease, injury, or other medically significant condition from ultrasound imaging and simultaneous recordings of the Doppler.   They incorporate the causes and results of a variety of symptoms and conditions into a plan of ultrasonic diagnostic examination.   They change and develop sounding techniques to accommodate such variables as limited patient mobility, variation in physical condition or dimension of the patient, presence of prosthesis or foreign objects, and ultrasonic response of different body parts.   They produce diagnostic quality images and Doppler frequency recordings using M-mode, two-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound.
  • Organizational Relationship:   The Medical Instrument Technician (Echo Tech) is subject to the professional direction of the VA Nurse Manager or designee during the workweek.   On evenings, nights, holiday days and weekends, the Medical Instrument Technician reports to the Nursing supervisor through the Charge Nurse.
  • Performs diagnostic quality images and Doppler frequency shift recordings using M-mode, two dimensional, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler spectral display and color flow Doppler imaging.
  • Performs complex procedures such as cardiac studies of the four chambers of the heart and valves using sector scanning techniques to detect stenotic and incompetent valves, chamber enlargement and pericardial effusion and cardiovascular studies deriving pressure gradients across obstructed valves, etc.
  • Performs complementary ultrasonic examinations including stress echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography.
  • Adapts transducer positioning, instrument controls and examination techniques to the individual patient being studied and the problem being evaluated including recognizing pertinent abnormalities and documenting abnormal findings.  
  • Administers contrast agents (e.g. agitated saline and optison) to improve yield of diagnostic echocardiogram.
  • Monitors patient’ s condition during procedure and administration of medication.
  • Triages inpatient and outpatient cardiology procedure consults, prioritizes and coordinates care for patients in the Cardio Lab.  
  • Accurately documents assessment, interventions and outcomes in CPRS and other applications.
  • Technical expert in the operation, calibration and maintenance of the specialized equipment in the Cardio Lab.
  • Performs quality assurance reviews on cardiology diagnoses including Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)monitors.
  • Participates in Facility and VISN conferences, task forces and committees as assigned to implement performance standards at the local level.


If you are not interested in this location, please let us know what opportunities you would be interested in as we get new positions throughout the country daily.   Feel free to forward this to anyone who may be interested in working with the military or the VA as a contracted civilian, as we do offer a referral bonus.


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