Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Internal Number: 711851500
The Chillicothe VA Medical Center is seeking a Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound) in the Specialty ICC Service. Diagnostic Ultrasound Sonographers operate diagnostic ultrasonic scanning equipment to produce cross sectional and two-dimensional pictures of internal organs and body structures used to diagnose pathology and other medical conditions. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Licensure or Certification. Licensure or Certification is not required for this occupation; however, it is strongly desirable at GS-6 or above as evidence of possession of the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities. For certain functional areas at the higher levels or supervisory assignments, specific certifications appropriate to the specialty are indicated in this standard under "Titles and Certification/Registrations". For all specialties identified in this standard, Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications are desirable. Training which does not result in official certification does not meet this definition. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: GS-9 Grade Level: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level, which is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. This would be specialized experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge required in order to provide all aspects of diagnostic ultrasonography services. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): 1. Knowledge of the more complex examination and treatment procedures and techniques in order to provide training and supervision in these procedures, to evaluate and initiate performance improvement projects, and to write policies, procedures, and protocols, that pertain to vascular ultrasonography. *2. Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements. 3. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels *4. Ability to manage and supervise employees. *5. Ability to provide, or provide for, staff development and training. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G27 Medical Instrument Technician Qualification Standard. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["Duties include, but are not limited to: Operates diagnostic equipment using ultrasound to record vascular information such as vascular blood flow, blood pressure, limb volume changes, oxygen saturation, cerebral circulation, peripheral circulation and abdominal circulation. Ensures that adequate quantities of Ultrasound supplies are available to meet workload demands through a systemized process of ordering, receipt and inventory control. Performs complex general ultrasound examinations including but not limited to abdominal, renal, gynecologic and small parts. Performs complex vascular ultrasound examinations including, but not limited to abdominal, cerebrovascular, and extremity. Follows scheduled exams in a manner to optimize scanner times while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases. Advises radiologists of preliminary examination results. Notifies radiologists of scans requiring immediate attention and will consult with the radiologist on the real-time imaging that they viewed and discuss alternatives or non-diagnostic images due to patient habitus, disease, or in adequate prep. Develops and updates technical policy and procedure manuals for ultrasound section. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 92063-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required."]
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