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TheMedical Instrument Technician (MIT Echocardiography)is assigned toMedical Service at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA.AstheMedical Instrument Technician (MIT Echocardiography), the incumbent is responsible for providing quality care in the coordination and performance in Medical Service. At this advanced level in certification and experience the MIT Echocardiography will identify and record anomalies indicative of disease, injury, or other medically significant conditions using ultrasound imaging and simultaneous Doppler techniques.The MIT is well versed in cardiothoracic and cardiovascular anatomy and physiology as well as pathophysiology. Based on knowledge of cardiac disorders and associated symptoms, the MIT Echocardiography performs a comprehensive diagnostic exam. The MIT Echocardiography alters imaging techniques to accommodate such variables as limited patient mobility, variation in physical condition or size of the patient, and ultrasound characteristics of different tissue densities. They produce diagnostic quality using M-mode, two-dimensional & Color Doppler imaging. The technique is extremely operator dependent and the examination process is complex. The cardiac MIT Echocardiography must use independent judgment in applying knowledge of clinical cardiology and ultrasound Doppler principles. receives patients, explains procedure and performs exam. The MIT Echocardiography performs 2D and 3D if indicated, by M-mode, continuous and pulse wave Doppler and color flow Doppler exams. The incumbent also performs transthoracic echocardiographic examinations, stress echocardiograms with and without pharmaceuticals, and assists with transesophageal examinations. The MIT Echocardiography records and interprets the exam data obtained and presents information with a preliminary diagnosis to the interpreting physician. The incumbent participates with the physician during the interpretation and reporting of the final results. The Incumbent will be responsible for assisting Cardiology Fellows in training in performing and interpreting echo exams and will participate in the instruction of Echocardiography technician students. The MIT Echocardiography is fully capable of independently operating and troubleshooting the ultrasound equipment.

Additional Duties include but are not limited to:

* Perform patient assessments

* Acquire and analyze data obtained using ultrasound and related diagnostic technologies.

* Provide a summary of findings to the physician to aid in patient diagnosis and management.

* Use independent judgment and systematic problem solving methods to produce high quality diagnostic information and optimize patient care.

* Performs Diagnostic cardiac ultrasound using high frequency sound waves and Doppler techniques for purpose of medical diagnosis.

* Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.

* Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels.

* Ability to provide, or provide for, staff development and training.

* Inputs data and required information as needed.

Preferred Experience: The successful candidateperforms the complete spectrum of general ultrasound and vascular imaging to include the following technical skills: screening exams for liver cirrhosis, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, evaluation of renal transplants, evaluation of renal artery stenosis, performing venous thrombosis studies.

Work schedule:Various Tours of Duty.Incumbents will be expected to rotate shifts/tour in the event of patient care needs. Management reserves the right to determine and/or change the tour of duty.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Non-Exempt

Supervisory Position: No

Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Recruitment/Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Recruitment Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Probationary Period: A one (1) year probationary period may be required.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

US Citizenship

Physical Requirements: Work is primarily sedentary but may include long periods of standing, sitting and some walking and bending. Time will be spent at a computer terminal performing various keyboard functions. While work is not extremely physical in nature the incumbent will work under pressure with multiple tasks, changing priorities and stringent deadlines.

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.

English Language Proficiency: Medical Instrument Technicianmust be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

GRADE REQUIREMENTS:

GS-8:Atleast (1) full year ofexperience equivalent to thenext lower grade level, GS-7 which is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled, and must fully meet the KSA"s at that level. This would be experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge required to provide the most complex polysomnography technician services. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technicial KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs.The particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this positions.

GS-9: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level of GS-8, 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.

BLS/ACLS Requirements: Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police. Additionally, current ACLS is required for patient care staff that work in specified or high risk areas (SICU/ICU/CCU/MICU/PACU/ED/and all procedure suites using moderate sedation, etc.). If you are selected for a position which requires BLS/ACLS certification, you will be required to have proof of certification prior to being boarded for appointment with VA. If selected, obtain such certification in order to avoid any delays in the hiring process.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEWILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

References: VA Handbook 5005 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc (also available in the local Human Resources Office) and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm.

Physical Requirements: Stand for long periods of time while repeating same movements or walking. Bending and twisting body to lift, push, and pull heavy objects. Lift, carry, or move objects weighing up to 45 pounds. Stand for as much 85% of work time. Transfer, lift, & physically place patients in radiographic positions that can weigh hundreds of pounds. Reach above shoulder level in order to perform work. Move, adjust, and manipulate a variety of radiographic equipment. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously.

Veterans" Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume (required)
  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).

3. Declaration of Federal Employment OF 306 - ( http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf )

4. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (required).

5. Copies of AART (R) and both ARRT (MR) and ARRT (CT) (required).

6. Unofficial copy of college transcripts. (required). (Official copy will be required for appointment).

7. Candidates should submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal.

8. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

9. If currently a Federal employee, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action (required).

10. Any other documentation of education/awards/training, etc. which would enhance your qualifications for this position. Failure to provide a complete application package may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1764287.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, August 15, 2016 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Note: Mailed/e-mailed application packages will not be accepted. Paper application packages can be faxed in Human Resources at the McGuire VA Medical Center in room 2K-150 from current VA bargaining unit employees ONLY. Manual submissions must be received by 4:00 PM on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATION: Incomplete application packages will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.


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BASIC REQUIREMENTS

US Citizenship

Physical Requirements: Work is primarily sedentary but may include long periods of standing, sitting and some walking and bending. Time will be spent at a computer terminal performing various keyboard functions. While work is not extremely physical in nature the incumbent will work under pressure with multiple tasks, changing priorities and stringent deadlines.

 

 

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.

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). 

 

GRADE REQUIREMENTS: 

GS-8: At least (1) full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-7 which is directly  related to the duties of the position to be filled, and must fully meet the KSA"s at that level. This would be experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge required to provide the most complex polysomnography technician services. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technicial KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs. The particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this positions.  

GS-9:  At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level of GS-8, 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.

 

 

BLS/ACLS Requirements:  Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police.  Additionally, current ACLS is required for patient care staff that work in specified or high risk areas (SICU/ICU/CCU/MICU/PACU/ED/and all procedure suites using moderate sedation, etc.).  If you are selected for a position which requires BLS/ACLS certification, you will be required to have proof of certification prior to being boarded for appointment with VA.  If selected, obtain such certification in order to avoid any delays in the hiring process.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

 

References:  VA Handbook 5005 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc (also available in the local Human Resources Office) and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm

About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To be eligibile candidates must: 

  • have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

  • have successfully passed the NCLEX-RN exam and hold an active, unrestricted license by the start of the program, but have no RN experience. 

  • be able to work full time on day shift with preceptors and mentors.

  • sign a statement of commitment. 

  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

  • Send cover letter & resume to Cynthia.Golden2@va.gov.

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