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Medical Instrument Tech (Echocardiography) – Washington, District of Columbia
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 37213Start Date: 01/18/2019End Date: 01/31/2019
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. Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English Licensure or Certification Licensure or Certification is not required for this occupation; however, it is strongly desirable at the GS-6 or above as evidence of possession of the essential knowledge skills and abilities. Preferred Experience: Experience with imaging of valvular heart disease Familiarity with advanced diagnostic echocardiographic imaging modalities Demonstrated consistency of quality echocardiographic studies ]Effective interpersonal skills and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team Familiarity with TEE Knowledgeable with latest ASE guidelines and protocols Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Grade Determinations:
To qualify, you must possess at least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the positions to be filled. This would be experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge required in order to provide all aspects of echocardiography services. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 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 Echocardiography. Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels. Ability to provide, or provide for, staff development and training.abnormal findings. Certification: Registration by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) or by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) is highly desirable. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G27/D, Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography). This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: See VA Handbook/Directive 5019. Environmental factors include: work around machinery with moving parts; radiant energy; working closely with others; working alone.
Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
PCS expenses: Not authorized
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