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Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiography)
Kansas City VA Medical Center
Kansas City, MO
Salary Range: $49,994.00 to $64,995.00 / Per Year
Job Announcement Number: CD-17-NLS-1934348
Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm; rotating on-call responsibility
Duties: Echocardiography Technicians at this level function proficiently in all aspects of the Echo Cardiology Laboratory. They identify and record anomalies indicative of disease, injury or other medically significant condition from ultrasound imaging and simultaneous recordings of the Doppler. They incorporate causes and results of a variety of symptoms and conditions into a plan of ultrasonic diagnostic examination. They change and develop sounding techniques to accommodate such variables as limited patient mobility, variation in physical condition or dimension of the patient, presence of prosthesis or foreign objects, and ultrasound response of different body parts. They produce diagnostic quality images and Doppler frequency recordings using M-mode, two-dimensional and Doppler ultrasound. They work with physicians to complete Transesophageal Echocardiograms and Stress Echo cardiology procedures. The Echocardiography Technician has the intimate knowledge of thoracic anatomy and physiology related to cardiovascular function. They are responsible for adhering to all departmental, service, hospital, agency, and national regulations and policies.
Job Requirements: GS-9 Experience: 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 (listed below). This would be experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge required in order to provide all aspects of echocardiography services: 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. Registration by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) is highly desirable.
BENEFITS: VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
How to Apply: All applicants are encouraged to apply online: https://www.usajobs.gov/
Nicole L. Skilling
Email : NICOLE.SKILLING@VA.GOV