The position of Supervisor Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) fills the need for a responsible employee to assure work of the team is carried out. The Supervisory MIT will be responsible for performing a range of coordinating and supportive duties and responsibilities as well as technical duties,
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The duties of the Medical Instrument Technician (Echocardiograph) include:
Providing Echocardiography Technician services in more complex cases; reviewing and making recommendations regarding new and emerging procedures.
Providing instruction and training to new staff.
Interviewing candidates for positions.
Recommending selections, advancements, promotions.
Evaluating performance, taking disciplinary action when necessary.
Identifying educational or training needs.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work requires long periods of standing, bending, walking and carrying light items and mobilization of heavy equipment without the help of the machine technician. Must have above average agility and dexterity for the operation of highly technical equipment and response to emergencies.
WORKING CONDITIONS: There is adequate light, heat, and ventilation in the work area. The work is sometimes stressful. Technicians perform the work in a setting involving regular and recurring exposure to infectious and contagious diseases, odors and other risks which require special health and safety precautions such as wearing protective clothing such as gloves, masks, or, lead aprons.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time, Monday
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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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
GRADE DETERMINATION GS-9: In addition to the core competencies defined at the GS-8 full performance level, which includes: at least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the positions to be filled. This would be experience which provided the overall knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct diagnostic echocardiography examinations in complex and unusual cases. In addition can demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to produce diagnostic quality images and Doppler frequency shift recordings using M-mode, two-dimensional, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler spectral display, and colorflow Doppler imaging; Knowledge of normal echocardiographic findings and deviations produced by a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases; Ability to perform complex procedures such as cardiac studies of the four chambers of the heart and valves using sector scanning techniques to detect stenotic and incompetent valves, chamber enlargement, and pericardial effusion and cardiovascular studies deriving pressure gradients across obstructed valves, etc; Ability to perform complementary ultrasonic examinations (including noninvasive) transthoracic, Bubble studies and contrast echocardiography, (invasive) stress echocardiography, and transesophageal echocardiography; and Ability to adapt transducer positioning, instrument controls, and examination techniques to the individual patient being studied and the problem being evaluated including recognizing pertinent abnormalities and documenting abnormal findings.
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. This would be experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge required in order to provide all aspects of echocardiography services. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities.
KSA 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.
KSA 2: Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.
KSA 3: Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels.
PREFERRED EDUCATION\EXPERIENCE: Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are desirable.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs(e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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