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Medical Instrument Technologist - Diagnostic Ultrasound

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Jackson , MS 39201

Posted 2 months ago

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The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS is seeking an experienced Medical Instrument Technician

  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Technician (MIT-US). The incumbent will assume full responsibility and professional responsibility for providing diagnostic ultrasound technician services in more complex cases; review and manage recommendations regarding new and emerging procedures, and advise referring physician of significant abnormalities that would require immediate attention.

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Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform vascular imaging exams which include both segmental and carotid Doppler ultrasound exams.

  • Perform ultrasound examinations of the abdomen, neck, chest and extremities, retroperitoneal space for the purpose of acquiring high quality examinations that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patient medical disorders.

  • Participate in the training of physicians, students and radiology technicians.

  • Perform routine clerical procedures for the purpose of maintaining accurate ultrasound records.

  • Makes multiple simultaneous settings and adjustments in operation of equipment to insure accurate results.

  • Assists in the performance of cyst punctures, aspiration biopsies and catheter placement for the purpose of diagnostic treatment using ultrasound techniques.

  • Develops and maintains patient prep procedures.

  • Assists Quality Assurance technologists in performing quality assurance testing on the ultrasound unit using ultrasound equipment.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday

  • Friday, 8:00am

  • 4:30pm. This position requires that you take call on a rotational basis to support the Medical Center after normal business hours. Subject to change based on agency needs.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0649 Medical Instrument Technician

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


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.

  • Education. There are no specific educational requirements for this occupation.

  • License 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 all specialties identified in this standard, Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications are desirable. Training which does not result in official certification does not meet this definition.

Preferred Experience/Certification: Certification and four-five years experience in performing carotid and segmental Doppler exams preferred. 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.

Grade Determinations:

In addition to the core competencies defined at the GS-8 full performance level, positions at this grade may be lead, supervisory, or non-supervisory with specialized advanced knowledge and assignments. 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 experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to fully perform all vascular ultrasound tests and examinations and to function as a technical director of the vascular laboratory and provide oversight and/or guidance to other technicians. 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 those procedures, to evaluate and initiate performance improvement projects, and to write policies, procedures, and protocols, that pertain to vascular ultrasonography.

    1. 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.

The full performance level of this vacancy is Grade 9.

Physical Requirements:
Position requires Heavy lifting, (45 pounds and over); moderate carrying of items (15-44 pounds); long periods of standing (up to 5 hours) and walking (up to 4 hours); repeated bending (up to 4 hours); both hands and legs required; use of fingers; both eyes required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors.


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

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Medical Instrument Technologist - Diagnostic Ultrasound

Expired Job

Department Of Veterans Affairs