Medical Instruments Technician/Ultrasound Job in Durham, North Carolina – Department of Veterans Affairs

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Medical Instruments Technician/Ultrasound in Durham, North Carolina Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Medical Instruments Technician/Ultrasound – Durham, North Carolina
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 162110
Start Date: 10/11/2019
End Date: 10/25/2019

Qualification Summary
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.Educational requirements: Successful completion of two years of education above high school or an associate’s degree with a major field of study directly related to the medical instrument technician occupation.Certification: strongly desirable at this grade level certification through the ARRT. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable for employees at this level.
Grade Determinations:
GS-6 1. Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy in order to receive and interpret physician requests for routine, standardized ultrasonography procedures.2. Knowledge of tissue harmonics and soundwave propagation within the body to adjust TGC (Time Gain Compensation) for optimal image quality.3. Knowledge of the physics of velocity, frequency of soundwaves, and their physical properties.4. Ability to set up and adjust the ultrasound equipment to meet the conditions of the examination and the patient and to operate the equipment for standardized, routine procedures.5. Ability to interact with patients explaining procedures and positioning the patient for the procedure.
GS-7; 1. Ability to set up and adjust the ultrasound equipment to meet the conditions of the examination and the patient and to operate the equipment for more complex, but standardized procedures.2. Knowledge of zoom, expansion, prospectus, color Doppler, and pulsed echo Doppler.3. Knowledge of the digital transmission of images.4. Ability to alter standard, but complex procedures and protocols to meet patient needs and physical limitations.
GS-8; 1. Ability to perform diagnostic ultrasound examination on multiple areas of the body, including, but not limited to, the abdomen, pelvis, transvaginal, chest, small parts, thyroid, breast, and scrotum.2. Ability to perform vascular studies such as vertebral, renal artery, aortic aneurysm, portal-systemic shunts, etc.3. Ability to assist radiologists with biopsy procedures determining the location, depth, and required needle angle for the lesion to be sampled.4. Ability to assist in surgical procedures and fluid aspirations. The Professional Standards Board will review proposed non-supervisory special assignments for the GS-6-8 level and make a determination regarding their appropriateness. References: VA Handbook 5005/54 PART II APPENDIX G27The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08. Physical Requirements: To perform in a fully successful manner, the individual must have the physical ability to perform job-related duties which require lifting, standing, bending, transferring, stooping, stretching, walking, pushing, or pulling without assistance from another patient care provider or significant other. A health examination must be successfully complete prior to this assignment and periodically thereafter as required by the Employee Health Clinic policy. There will be intermittent exposure to blood and body fluids. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/25/2019.

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