The incumbent functions independently as a Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (Echocardiographer) in the Cardiology Section of Medical Service at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. The cardiac sonographer is responsible for the performance of a full range of Transthoracic echocardiograms (TTE) and Transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE) utilizing the cardiac ultrasound equipment. Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) duties include but not limited to: 1.Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the complete cardiovascular system. 2.Knowledge of cardiac arrhythmias and their relationship to hemodynamic conditions of the cardiac cycle. 3. Knowledge of ultrasound physics and the acoustic mechanisms by which high quality cardiac images are obtained. a. Ability to produce diagnostic quality i
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