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Medical Instrument Technician Diagnostic Ultrasound Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Medical Instrument Technician Diagnostic Ultrasound Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $57,172.00 to $74,320.00 Grade 08 to 08
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/7/2017 Close Date 12/1/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    09/07/2017 to 12/01/2017

  • Salary

    $57,172 to $74,320 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 08

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type

    Temporary - Excepted Service NTE NTE 1 year


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.

    Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.

    If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you.

    With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like you will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount. 

    As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City . Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com.

    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.
    This announcement is open to U.S. Citizens. All current permanent federal applicants should apply to CD-17-MS-2007556-BU. 

    This is an open continuous announcement. Candidates will be referred as needed. All applicants applying under this external announcement will be subject to Veteran's Preference each time a referral is requested. This announcement may close early.

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    This announcement is for a Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound) with the Kansas City VA Medical Center. The incumbent independently performs standard examinations and maintains accurate and detailed records of patients examined.

    Major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

    **Advises radiologists or referring physicians of significant abnormalities that would require their immediate attention and visualization while the patient is undergoing examination.

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

    **Participates in the training of students, radiology technicians, and others so that these individuals may acquire an understanding of the principles of ultrasound and how it relates to other diagnostic exams.

    **Performs routine clerical procedures for the purpose of maintaining accurate ultrasound records so that easy recall of patient examination may be achieved.

    **Maintains adequate supplies so that examinations are not delayed due to lack of necessary equipment and supplies.

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

    **Develops and maintains patient prep procedures so that patients and wards understand the proper preparations for ultrasound examinations in an effort to minimize delays of examinations.

    **Explains examinations to be performed to the patients so that the purpose of the study as well as any requirements of the patients is thoroughly understood.

    **Assists quality assurance technologists in performing quality assurance testing on the ultrasound unit using phantoms, test tools, tech check lists,etc. for the purpose of assuring peak performance of the ultrasound equipment.

    **Performs or supervises routine housekeeping duties that the ultrasound area is clean and sanitary.

    Work Schedule: Intermittent/PRN. Various tours. May be required to work shifts with short notice (leave coverage for weekday shifts).

    Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound) GS-649-8

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478749300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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