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Medical Instrument Technician (Echo) – Buffalo, New York
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 28643Start Date: 01/02/2019End Date: 01/16/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/16/2019.
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. Preferred Experience: Previous experience with Philips Epiq 7 Ultrasound System, ZioPatch placement, Holter Monitor placement and scanning, and Transesophageal Echocardiograms, and BLS certification is preferred. Grade Determinations:
At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-7) which demonstrates the Knowledge skills, and abilities and other characteristics related to the duties of the positions to be filled. This would be experience which provides the overall knowledge, skills and abilities to conduct diagnostic echocardiography examinations in complex and unusual cases. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following: – Ability fo produce diagnostic quality images and Doppler frequency shift recordings using M-mode, two dimensional, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler spectral display, and colorflow Doppler imaging. – Knowledge of normal echocardiographic findings and deviations produced by a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases. – Ability to perform 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 the obstructed valves, etc.. – Ability to perform complementary ultrasonic examinations (including noninvasive) transthoracic, Bubble studies and contrast echocardiography, (invasive) stress echocardiography, and transesophageal echocardiography. – Ability to adapt 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. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G27, Medical Instrument Technician Qualification Standards Physical Requirements: See VA Directives and VA Handbook 5019
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