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Lead Medical Instrument Technician – Saginaw, Michigan
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 331261Start Date: 09/23/2020End Date: 10/14/2020
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. Education. There are no specific educational requirements for this occupation. Education may be substituted for experience only at the GS-4 and GS-5 levels. See the grade requirements part of this standard for information regarding educational substitutions. 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. 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. Grade Determinations: GS-9 : In addition to the core competencies defined at the GS-8 full performance level, positions at this grade may be lead, supervisory, or non-supervisory with specialized advanced knowledge and assignments. Experience. 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 (*): Specialized experience includes: perform a full range of procedures including special complicated examinations for which there are no standard instructions or procedures. Perform independent portable ultrasound examinations in the intensive care units, emergency room, surgery, and throughout the Medical Center when required. They also work independently on evenings, nights, and weekend tours of duty as scheduled and/or when on call. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. KSAs 1, 2, and 3 are appropriate for all positions at this level. KSAs 4 and 5 are to be used in accordance with their appropriateness for the specific assignment. 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. GS-9 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 diagnostic 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. (c) Certification. Registration by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) is highly desirable. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable. 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. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-9 to GS-9. Physical Requirements:
A. This position requires using the upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion, as in pulling equipment from one area to the next. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Constant Frequent Occasional B. This position requires the application of pressure to an object with the fingers and palm, as in the holding of a pen to jot notes, messages, etc. Constant Frequent Occasional C. This position requires the perception of attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips and palms such as palpation of a patient’s skin for integrity, temperature. Constant Frequent Occasional D. This position requires the maintenance of a seated position, as when seated to work at the computer and while participating in meetings. Constant Frequent Occasional
E. This position requires the use of upper extremities to hold or grasp and lower extremities to move about on foot to move objects from position to position, as when carrying medications from the med car to the patient for administration. Constant Frequent Occasional
F. This position requires exposure to smells that may be strong in nature, such as ammonia, wounds, feces, etc. Constant Frequent Occasional
G. This position requires moving from one place to another on foot, utilizing one or both legs, and/or utilizing both legs and arms to change one’s position in space, either upward or downward as in when climbing the stairs between floors. Constant Frequent Occasional
H. This position requires bending the body downward to a position of being on ones hands and knees to assume appropriate-level position to retrieve items such as pens that have fallen under equipment. Constant Frequent Occasional I. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Constant Frequent Occasional
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