Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound )
Company: Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: April 9, 2021
To qualify for this position you must meet all the requirements
for this position by the closing date of this announcement.
04/16/2021 BASIC REQUIREMENTS Citizenship. Be a citizen of the
United States. Education. There is no specific educational
requirements for this occupation. English Language Proficiency.
Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English
Certification. At this level, it is highly desirable that you
possess a 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. Education and Experience. A 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. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and
Abilities. GS-9 I In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the
following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the
assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): 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.
performance evaluation; selection of staff; and recommendation of
awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions.
In addition to the GS-9 Knowledge skills and abilities you need to
be able to the Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities at the
GS-08 Which are:
1. Ability to perform diagnostic ultrasound examination on multiple
areas of the body, including, but not limited to, the abdomen,
pelvis, transvaginal, chest, small parts, thyroid, breast, and
2. Ability to perform vascular studies such as vertebral, renal
artery, aortic aneurysm, portal-systemic shunts, etc.
3. Ability to assist radiologists with biopsy procedures
determining the location, depth, and required needle angle for the
lesion to be sampled.
4. Ability to assist in surgical procedures and fluid aspirations.
Preferred Experience: Service prefers an ARDMS Registry. Physical
Requirements: Able to meet the physical demands for the position,
reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must
have a good manual dexterity. Must be able to express or exchange
ideas by means of spoken or written word. Must be able to view and
read information on computer screens. References: VA Handbook
5005/54, Part II, Appendix G27 June 7, 2012
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