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Medical Instrument Technician Vascular Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Medical Instrument Technician Vascular Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Vacancy No. CD-17-GHB-1988396-BU 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 8/7/2017 Close Date 8/25/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-07 to 2017-08-25

  • Salary

    $49,994 to $64,995 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 09

  • Series

    0649 Medical Instrument Technician

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1988396

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 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.

This position is open to current, permanent Federal Agency employees only. All other interested applicants should apply to announcement CD-17-GHB-1989334-BU.


This position is located in the Vascular Department under the Surgery services located at the Kansas City VA Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.

The Vascular technologist uses high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical purposes. The practitioner must be competent in the production, use, recognition, and analysis of ultrasound images, anatomy, hemodynamics, and Doppler color flow used for patient diagnosis and treatment. The sonographer is regarded as the technical expert for performing conventional and complex non invasive vascular examinations. The radiologist and/ or surgeon rely heavily on the skill, knowledge, and technical abilities of the sonographer to provide the preliminary interpretation of test results.

Vascular imaging includes:

  1. Conventional Studies - Pulse Volume Recordings (upper and lower extremities) and Segmental Arterial Pressures (upper and lower extremities).
  2. Color Flow Duplex Evaluations - vein mapping, graft survey, Pseudoaneurysm evaluation, A-V fistula evaluation, Venous color flow duplex ultrasound, Carotid color flow duplex ultrasound.


  1. Performs vascular examinations with full knowledge of cross sectional and longitudinal anatomy for normal and abnormal vessels such as carotid arteries, peripheral arterial and venous system. Performs evaluations of vertebral and renal artery, aortic aneurysms, and portal- systemic shunts.
  2. Has knowledge of physiologic effects, signs and symptoms of acute and chronic vascular disease, recognizes aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms, thromboses, stenoses, occlusions, AV fistulae, and plaque formations.
  3. Knowledge, judgment and experience of Doppler physics required to recognize and properly generate true Doppler signals in the region of the critical artery systems bilaterally and in the peripheral arteries and veins as well as surgical grafts and arterial venous dialysis grafts.
  4. Has ability to assess patient information, risk factors and integrate with clinical situation to determine satisfactory completion of appropriate study without direct supervision.
  5. Demonstrates complete knowledge of appropriate use of transducers and sequences required to obtain diagnostic study, as well as ability to utilize, differentiate, and overcome physical and technical entities relevant to various scans.
  6. Sets up and adjusts all equipment and manually maneuvers the transducer to perform the exam, including performing infection control procedures for transducers and all equipment, following established Standard Operating Procedures. Maintains appropriate technique/universal precaution protocols in dealing with infectious patients.
  7. Knows and understands the principles of ultrasound and the highly specialized equipment well enough to improve the acceptability or rejectability of each scan. Additionally, controls critical technical factors on ultrasound unit that will affect time, gain, amplitude, velocity, frequency, attenuation, absorption, reflection, scattering, refraction, and diffraction. Selects between non-focused, fixed focus, linear phased array, and annular phased array.
  8. Evaluates nature of critical and emergency procedures and arranges priorities to accommodate accordingly. Advises radiologist, surgeon or ordering physician on preliminary results of examination.
  9. Maintains quality assurance program of all ultrasound equipment, monitors, videotape machines. Recognizes malfunction. Schedules preventive maintenance as necessary.
  10. Possess knowledge of Joint Commission regulations and standards as they apply to ultrasound field.
  11. Ability to evaluate products and equipment, making recommendations for purchase and operational improvements, provides training, development and supervision to student ultrasonographers from affiliated programs and facilitates the attainment of established program objectives.
  12. Maintains BLS certification-America Heart Association only, maintains licensure/ registration/ certification in the field.
  13. Has functional/operational knowledge of PACS.
  14. Communicates effectively with colleagues, students, hospital staff, and others.
  15. Forecasts supply, equipment needs and associated expenditures, ordering appropriate supplies as needed
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Instrument Technician (Vascular) GS-649-9

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current, permanent KCVA, VA and Federal employees. All other applicants should apply to CD-17-GHB-1988396.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Kansas City VA Medical Center


Gretchen H. Bedard
Phone: (816)861-4700x53835


VHA Kansas City VAMC
Human Resources Office
4801 Linwood Blvd
Kansas City

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

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