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Medical Instrument Technician (tech) Diagnostic Ultrasound Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Medical Instrument Technician (tech) Diagnostic Ultrasound Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $54,431.00 to $70,757.00 Grade 8 to 8
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/4/2017 Close Date 10/19/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    10/04/2017 to 10/19/2017

  • Salary

    $54,431 to $70,757 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 8

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

    The VAMC in Memphis, TN consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a 60-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and nine community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a 53-county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi). 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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    This position is located in the Radiology Service at the Memphis VA Medical Center. Performs studies of the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, abdominal aorta, using real time techniques to evaluate the structures for size, abnormal contour, cysts and various pathologic disorders. Must independently perform abdominal, visceral and peripheral ultrasound scans, peripheral and deep; scrotal and thyroid ultrasound scans using 2D, continuous wave doppler imaging, and blood flow analysis. It is essential that these scans be of the highest diagnostic quality for the anatomical part or blood vessel being imaged, for the use and interpretation by the radiology medical staff. These scans are produced with the knowledge and ability to use the symmetrical phased array, linear array and convex linear array technology transducers. Performs studies of the kidneys, adrenal glands, nodes and urinary bladder using real time Gray scale techniques to perform examinations for detection of renal cysts and tumors, adrenal masses, lymph node enlargement, retro peritoneal hematomas, abscesses and abnormalities of the urinary bladder. Performs transvaginal and breast scans to evaluate structures for abnormal contour, cysts and various pathological disorders. Assists with biopsies and other invasive procedures as required by the radiologist. Independently performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations and is responsible for following established standard ultrasound examination routines. Confers with radiology medical staff to establish nonstandard examinations to determine technical factors, positioning level of ultrasonic images, etc. to satisfy requirements in non-standard examinations.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (11:00am - 7:30pm or 7:30am - 4:00pm). Tours will vary, may be required to work some Saturdays. On- call duties required.
    Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound) / 000000
    Position Location: Radiology Service at the Memphis VA Medical Center
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481170100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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