Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound/Vascular)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Eureka, California
Internal Number: 678566800
The Medical Instrument Technician (Ultrasound Diagnostic) Performs high level independence in two different ultrasound specialties, Diagnostic Vascular Ultrasound and Diagnostic General Medical Ultrasound. 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. 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 Ultrasound, Registration is offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). English Language Proficiency. Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, VA handbook 5005. Grade Determinations: GS-9 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 (*):Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 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. 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 HANDBOOK 5005 Part II Appendix G27 Physical Requirements: This position requires the selectee to undergo a pre-employment medical examination/physical, TB test, and other medical related requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["The Radiology Diagnostic Ultrasound General and Vascular Technologist has the responsibilities for the coordination and performance of the patients assigned to their room. He/she works closely with the technologists, radiologists, clinicians and clerical staff to assure optimum quality control, efficient coordination of activities, high quality diagnostic exam results, and patient satisfaction. The MIT is charged with the responsibility to ensure that their assignments are carried out in a prompt and effective manner, as well as providing assistance when required. Ensures that the Radiology Service's goals, objectives, and work plans are carried out and communicated to the Ultrasound team. Works with all levels of management and executes actions, which will guarantee high quality imaging. Monitors the performance and assures that the utmost quality of care is delivered in the US section. Incumbent performs difficult to complex Diagnostic Vascular and General Ultrasound examinations. The purpose of the exams is to achieve diagnostic studies to bring about proper diagnosis and treatment. Responsible for to implement, clinical, research, and educational programs of the US section.\nEnsures optimum quality Diagnostic General and Vascular Ultrasound Imaging for the interpretation by the radiologists. Filmless Radiology methods (PAC's Picture Archiving Communication System) are utilized when performing the examinations and for archiving the examinations. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm, or 8:00am to 4:30pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not available\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.