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Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) – Iowa City, Iowa
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 354116Start Date: 10/30/2020End Date: 11/20/2020
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. 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). Preferred Certifications: 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) Grade Determinations: Grade Requirements for GS-09 At least 1 year 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 experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge required in order to provide all aspects of echocardiography services such as: 1. Ability to 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.
2. Knowledge of normal echocardiographic findings and deviations produced by a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases.
3. 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 obstructed valves, etc.
4. Ability to perform complementary ultrasonic examinations (including noninvasive) transthoracic, Bubble studies and contrast echocardiography, (invasive) stress echocardiography, and transesophageal echocardiography.
5. 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. AND In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 1. Knowledge of the more complex examination and treatment procedures and techniques in order toprovide training and supervision in these procedures, to evaluate and initiate performance improvementprojects, and to write policies, procedures, and protocols, that pertain to Echocardiography.
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. All qualifying experience and KSAs you must possess must be clearly described in your application package. We will not make assumptions when reviewing applications. Failure to demonstrate your experience in your resume may result in disqualification. It is strongly recommended that you write to each KSA in your application package. References: VA Handbook 5005/54 Part II Appendix G27 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-09. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-09. Physical Requirements: This position requires heavy lifting (45 pounds and over), heavy carrying (45 pounds and over), Straight pulling (1 hour), Pulling hand over hand (2 hours), Pushing (2 hours), Reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, Both arms/hands required or the equivalent (Limb prosthesis allowed if functionally equivalent), Walking (8 to 12 hours), Standing (8 to 12 hours), Crawling (.5 hours), Kneeling (1 hour), Repeated bending (4 hours), Climbing with legs only (.5 hours), Both legs required or the equivalent (Limb prosthesis allowed if functionally equivalent), Twisting (2 hours), Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Stooping and stretching (2 hours), Near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4, Specific visual requirement of reading medication labels, Both eyes required, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid may be permitted), Ability to perform PMDB, Patient lifting (mechanical assistance available), Sitting (8-12 hours), Ability to perform BLS, and Emotional and mental stability.
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