Full-Time Medical Instrument Technician Job for the Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Work Schedule: Full Time, (Monday thru Friday) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.
English Language Proficiency: Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience: Certification is not required for this occupation; however it is highly desirable that employees at this level have registration by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and also Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Preferred Professional Experience: Have at least three (3) years of full-time professional experience as a Medical Instrument Technician in an acute care facility.
Grade Determinations: At least one (1) year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-9) which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) related to the duties of the position to be filled.
This would be experience which provided knowledge of standards of medical practice in applicable medico-legal responsibilities in diagnostic ultrasound procedures; developing protocols and clinical research projects; developing and updating technical policy and procedure manuals; teaching the correct methodology of diagnostic ultrasound procedures, theory of operations, and theory of interpretation of results to trainees.
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 1. Knowledge of the more complex examination and treatment procedures and techniques in order to provide training in the procedures, 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 and trainees.
4. Ability to provide, or provide for, staff development and training.
5. Advanced knowledge of complex and non-standard treatment and examination procedures and techniques.
6. Ability to plan and assist in the establishment of a completely integrated treatment and examination program.
7. Ability to evaluate new products and equipment and make recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations.
8. Ability to manage the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (which would include fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G27 - Medical Instrument Technician.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-10.
Physical Requirements: MIT Functional Requirements: heavy lifting (45 lbs, and over); moderate carrying (15 - 44 lbs.); pushing; repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; both eyes required; depth perception; hearing aid (permitted); far vision correctable in one eyes to 20/50 and 20/100 in the other.