Under the general direction of the Supervisor and Chief of
Imaging, the Ultrasound Supervisor directs assists, oversees plans
and develops activities for the U/S section of the Imaging
Department. Ultrasound operates multiple state-of-the-art
ultrasound units located in Main Imaging and Woman's Imaging. The
Ultrasound section operates Mon-Fri from 0800-midnight, but plans
are for 24/7 coverage.
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Please Note: Veterans Preference applies to this announcement.
If you are a current permanent VA or Federal employee and you
qualify to apply for this position, please apply to job
Also Note: VA and Federal employees that apply to announcement
NC-11073573-21-LB have first consideration for this position.
1.The U/S Supervisor has a complete and thorough working
knowledge of all functions under his/her purview and can direct
and/or operate all the diagnostic specialties to assure its many
activities and to provide efficient patient care. The supervisory
area of responsibility encompasses U/S section of Imaging.
2.The incumbent is given general guidelines and directions from
the Imaging Supervisor and Imaging Chief and is expected to
function with initiative and independent judgment in his or her
sphere of responsibilities.
3.A principal role is performing the Annual Performance
Appraisals for both the assigned technical and clerical personnel.
Incumbent will monitor and evaluate Lead technologists (if
applicable) and subordinate employee's performance.
4.The incumbent assures that the Ultrasound section has
appropriate coverage in their section. Approves/disapproves all
overtime and leave requests, ensuring proper coverage for the
assigned sections is available. Oversees established holiday
assignment roster, and assures coverage in the each section is
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
0649 Medical Instrument Technician
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
- 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
- Citizenship: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only
be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
in accordance with VA Policy.
- Education: There are no specific educational requirements for
- 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.
- English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and
May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering
Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this
occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in
this occupation and meet the criteria).
Experience: Must possess at least 1 year of experience
comparable to the next lower grade level, GS 8, which is directly
related to the duties of the position to be filled, and must fully
meet the KSAs at that level. This would be specialized experience
which demonstrates possession of the knowledge required in order to
provide all aspects of diagnostic ultrasonography services. In
addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical
KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs
designated by an asterisk (*):
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the 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 diagnostic
Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with
employees at varying grade levels.
Ability to manage and supervise employees.
- Ability to provide, or provide for, staff development and
Certification. Registration by Cardiovascular Credentialing
International (CCI) or by the American Registry of Diagnostic
Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) is highly desirable. Basic Cardiac
Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
certifications are also desirable.
References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G27, Medical
Instrument Technician Qualification Standards. This can be found in
the local Human Resources Office.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. The actual
grade at which an applicant will be selected for this vacancy is
Physical Requirements: The work requires standing or walking for
a major portion of the work day. The walking will often require
carrying supplies or pushing carts and equipment. Standing will
require holding patients or stocking supplies. This may occupy half
of the work day and will hence be considered demanding physical
activity. A certain mechanical dexterity is required in the
replacement of parts and the repair of equipment to restore or
maintain operability after faults are identified.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on
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.
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