Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) Job in Columbia, South 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 Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) in Columbia, South Carolina Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography) – Columbia, South Carolina
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 416185
Start Date: 02/26/2021
End Date: 03/18/2021

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. Certification: Registration by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) is highly desirable. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable for employees at this level. Physical Requirements: Must pass pre-employment physical exam. English Language Proficiency: Medical Instrument Technician must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: 2-3 years of Echocardiograph experience. 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). Basic Cardiac Life Support(BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are desirable Grade Determinations: GS-9 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): Examples of GS-8 qualifying experience include: 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. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. KSAs 1, 2, and 3 are appropriate for all positions at this level. 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 Echocardiography. *2. Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements. 3. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels. References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G27, Medical Instrument Technician Qualification Standards, dated June 7, 2012. 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: Moderate lifting (45 pounds and over); Moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), Straight pulling (1 hour), Reaching above shoulder, use of fingers; both hands required; walking (4 hours) standing (6 hours); Repeated bending (1 hour), both legs required; Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable to 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception, ability to distinguish basis colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors; mental and emotional stability.

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