Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
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.
Experience: Experience comparable to: Conducting highly complex examination and treatment procedures and techniques in order to provide training and supervision in these procedures. Knowledge of Joint Commission (JCAHO) and other regulatory requirements. Effective communication with employees at varying grade levels. Management and supervision of employees. Providing staff development and training.
English Language Proficiency: Medical Instrument Technologist must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Physical Requirements: The candidate selected may need to successfully complete a pre-employment examination prior to appointment.
Grade determination will be performed by a Professional Standards Board of Subject Matter Experts in the field based upon education and experience.
Creditable Experience: To be creditable, experience must have demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (also referred to as "core competencies") associated with current Ultrasound technology practice. This may have been evidenced by the equivalent of 1 year of active practice, which is paid or non-paid employment as a Ultrasound Technologist.
Quality of Experience: The Team Leader functions as a lead technologist for a group of Ultrasound Technologists. Provides a full range of general diagnostic ultrasound procedures and a broad knowledge of the different modalities within the diagnostic ultrasound area and is accountable to the next higher-level supervisor. Experience will be evaluated as it directly relates to this position, and must fully meet the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). Experience must be gained from performing procedures and examinations in hospitals or clinics under the direction of radiologist and other medical officers. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Advanced knowledge of complex and non-standard treatment and examination procedures and techniques.
2. Ability to plan and assist in the establishment of a completely integrated treatment and examination program.
3. Ability to evaluate new products and equipment and make recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations.
4. Ability to manage the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (which would include fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget.
5. Knowledge of and ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluation; selection of staff; and recommendation of awards, advancements, training, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions.
Applicants Please Note: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
*** 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.***
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, receipt of the Purple Heart Medal, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please read through the entire announcement first and follow all instructions carefully when applying for the position. Errors, omissions, and failure to provide required documents and forms may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to site specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.