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Medical Instrument Technician Echocardiography Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Medical Instrument Technician Echocardiography Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $49,994.00 to $64,995.00 Grade 09 to 09
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/19/2017 Close Date 12/1/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    09/19/2017 to 12/01/2017

  • Salary

    $49,994 to $64,995 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 09

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


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 yourself 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.

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    Echocardiography Technicians at this level function proficiently in all aspects of the Echo Cardiology Laboratory. They identify and record anomalies indicative of disease, injury or other medically significant condition from ultrasound imaging and simultaneous recordings of the Doppler. They incorporate 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 ultrasound response of different body parts. They produce diagnostic quality images and Doppler frequency recordings using M-mode, two-dimensional and Doppler ultrasound. They work with physicians to complete Transesophogeal Echocardiograms and Stress Echocardiology procedures. The Echocardiography Technician has the intimate knowledge of thoracic anatomy and physiology related to cardiovascular function. They are responsible for adhering to all departmental, service, hospital, agency, and national regulations and policies.

    The Echo Technician executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience and creative approaches to managing complex systems including but not limited to the following:

    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 echocardiography 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 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 echocardiography, Bubble studies and contrast echocardiography (invasive), stress echocardiography, and transesophogeal 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.

    6. Ability to interact with patients explaining procedures and positioning and prepping the patient for procedure.

    7. Ability to follow policy for sterilization process for TEE probes.

    8. Ability to complete diagnostic studies ordered by and in collaboration with physician on all tours of duty with minimal or no direct supervision; coordinates appointments/ workload according to appropriateness of patients/ staffing.

    9. Ability to accept verbal orders and record entries into the patient's medical record for the procedure performed.

    10. Ability to manage Echocardiography images in Centricity and copy to CD.

    11. Knowledge of 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.

    12. Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.

    13. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels.

    Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm; rotating on-call responsibility

    Functional Statement Title/#:  Medical Instrument Technician Echocardiography Technician

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    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/479826400. 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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