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The MIT supports physicians or other medical professionals in using highly complex diagnostic instruments, equipment and accessories.
Equipment includes electrocardiograph (EKG), Holter monitoring system, event monitoring system, echocardiogram system, and the MUSE
The Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) supports physicians or other medical professionals in using highly complexed diagnostic instruments,
equipment and accessories. Equipment includes electrocardiograph (EKG), Holter monitoring system, event monitoring system, echocardiogram
system, and the MUSE system.
The following are some of the major essential functions of this job. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned, both major and
minor that are not mentioned below; and specific functions may change periodically.
· Performs Echocardiograms.
· Performs Electrocardiogram testing.
· Performs Holter monitoring.
· Performs Event monitoring.
· Serves as technical expert in the operation, calibration and maintenance of specialized medical equipment and instruments.
· Sets up all necessary accessories or supplies and advises other medical personnel of new equipment, accessories or supplies.
· Transports equipment to area where needed.
· Ensures results go to the physician and ensures original results are made part of the permanent medical record.
· Ensures proper cleaning and/or sterilization of equipment after use.
· Performs minor maintenance and adjustments.
· Operates, calibrates, and maintains medical instruments or equipment used to assist with or perform standard diagnostic procedures.
· Recognizes abnormalities and brings to the attention of the appropriate physician.
· Recognizes deviations in patient's condition and takes appropriate action.
· Receives consults for echocardiograms, EKGs, Holter & event monitors.
· Provides customer service.
Work Schedule: M-F, 7:30 - 4:00 pm, Intermittent/PRN Part-time up to 32 hours
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Job family (Series)
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
QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/29/2019.
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Basic Requirements:
A. Citizenship. Citizenship of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified US citizens.
B. Education. There are no specific educational requirements for this occupation. Education may be substituted for experience only at the GS-4 and GS-5 levels only.
C. Licensure 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.
D. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
E. English Language Proficiency. Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.
- Creditable Experience: Knowledge of Current Medical Instrument Technician Practices. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current Medical Instrument Technician practice appropriate to the identified specialty area.
Grade Determinations: Grade Determinations: This position is at the GS-8 level and will at a minimum require the following one year of experience at the GS-7 level:
(a) Experience. At least 1 year of experience at this 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 individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to
independently conduct difficult but standardized echocardiographic examinations. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Ability to scan transthoracic echocardiograms in all views with colorflow and some Doppler.
2. Ability to conduct cardiac testing to determine the severity and variety of cardiac problems, i.e., valvular dysfunction, myocardial wall kinesia, effusions, endocardial lesions, etc.
3. Knowledge of the set-up for transesophageal echocardiograms.
4. Ability to set up and adjust the ultrasound equipment to meet the conditions of the examination and the patient and to operate the
equipment for more complex, but standardized procedures.
(c) Certification. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are desirable.
(d) Assignment. At this level, medical instrument technicians (echocardiography) perform a range of standard, but complex, echocardiographic
examinations with responsibility for calibrating all instruments prior to the procedure. They are expected to keep an accurate record of tests,
daily logs, and videotapes. They maintain cidex logs.
Echocardiography Technicians operate diagnostic equipment to graphically record the position and motion of the heart walls or the internal structure of the heart and neighboring tissue by the echo obtained from beams of ultrasonic waves directed through the chest wall. Registration is offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) or by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS). Appendix D VA Handbook 5005/15 Part II Appendix G27.
GS-8 (Full Performance Level)
(a)Experience. At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade leve (GS-7)l 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, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. 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.
2. Knowledge of normal echocardiographic findings and deviations produced by a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases.
3. 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.
4. Ability to perform complementary ultrasonic examinations (including noninvasive) transthoracic, Bubble studies and contrast
echocardiography, (invasive) stress echocardiography, and transesophageal echocardiography.
5. 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.
(c) Certification. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are desirable.
(d) Assignment. This represents the full performance level. Echocardiography technicians at this level identify and record anomalies indicative of disease, injury, or other medically significant condition from ultrasound imaging and simultaneous recordings of the Doppler. They incorporate the 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 ultrasonic response of different body parts. They produce diagnostic quality images and Doppler frequency recordings using M-mode, two-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G27
The full performance level of this vacancy is a GS-8. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is a GS-8.
Physical Requirements: Work requires regular and physical exertion. It may involve walking, frequent bending, reaching and stretching to set
up and take apart equipment, lifting and positioning patients; and carrying, pushing, or pulling moderately heavy objects. Duties may require
above average dexterity.
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.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
U.S. Citizens and current permanent Federal employees of other Agencies. 1st area of consideration current, permanent employee of the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System.
Veterans' preference does not apply for other current permanent Federal agency employees as long as they are listed as part of the area of consideration.
Qualified applicants will be referred in the following order:
- Internal applicants (VANIHCS)
- VA Nationwide applicants Current SF 50 Must be submitted with application
- Other permanent Federal agency applicants (if applicable) current SF 50 Must be submitted with application
- Preference eligible Veterans -Veterans Documents Must be submitted with application
- All other applicants
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
Your resume must include the following information for each job listed:
Duties (be as detailed as possible)
Month & Year start/end date (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
Full-time or Part-time status (include hours worked per week).
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will recommend grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
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; religions; 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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/29/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10502384.
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- Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
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Agency contact information
Mary Jo Gosser
AddressNorthern Indiana HCS
1700 East 38th Street
Marion, IN 46953
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