Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician (EKG/Cardiology)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Huntington, West Virginia
Internal Number: 665452600
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. NOTE: This applies to the past, current, and upcoming VA Health Professional Trainees (HPT) only. HPT is an individual appointed to temporary positions in one or more VHA medical facilities performing clinical or research training experiences to satisfy program or degree requirements or receiving VA Health Professional Scholarship Program. HPTs can be either VA-paid or Without Compensation (WOC). Basic Requirements: 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 this occupation. Education may be substituted for experience only at the GS-4 and GS-5 levels. See the grade requirements part of this standard for information regarding educational substitutions. 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. For certain functional areas at the higher levels or supervisory assignments, specific certifications appropriate to the specialty are indicated in this standard under "Titles and Certification/Registrations". Electrocardiograph Technicians (EKG) operate instruments used to record electrocardiograms, exercise tolerance tests, 24-48 heart monitoring and scanning, and pacemaker evaluations. Certification is offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT). (See Appendix E) For all specialties identified in this standard, Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications are desirable. Training which does not result in official certification does not meet this definition. English Language Proficiency. Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Creditable Experience. Knowledge of Current Medical Instrument Technician Practices. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current Medical Instrument Technician practice appropriate to the identified specialty area. Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is equivalent to at least the next lower grade level and is directly related to the position/specialty to be filled. Part-time Experience. Part time experience is credited according to its relationship to a full time work week. For example, an individual employed 20 hours per week, or on a ½ time basis would receive one work week credit for each two weeks of service. 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). Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the criteria discussed in the applicable headings, or that defined in the appendices, must be met when determining the grade of candidates. Education/Training. To be creditable education must have been gained in an accredited Community College, College, or University. Foreign Education: To be creditable, education completed outside the U.S. must have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education must have been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. programs. Completion of appropriate training such as in-service training programs, on the job training, training acquired while in the Armed Forces, government sponsored developmental training programs, and/or training under physicians certified in the functional area will be allowed on a month-for-month basis through the GS-5 level. Specialized developmental experience obtained under supervision of appropriately certified individuals may be credited at higher levels and is addressed in individual appendices. Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) GS-9. Experience. In addition to the core competencies defined at the GS-8 level, positions at this grade may be lead, supervisory, or non-supervisory with specialized advanced knowledge and assignments. Experience. At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level, which is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. 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. KSAs 1, 2, and 3 are appropriate for all positions at this level. KSAs 4 and 5 are to be used in accordance with their appropriateness for the specific assignment 1. Knowledge of the more complex examination and treatment procedures and techniques such as SAECG, ETT, Tilt table monitoring, electrophysiology monitoring, and event monitoring in order to provide training and supervision in these procedures, to develop analysis interpretation formats, and to receive inquiries concerning results. *2. Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements. 3. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels. *4. Ability to provide, or provide for, staff development and training. *5. Ability to manage and supervise employees. Certification. Certification by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) is highly desirable at this level. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable for employees at this level. Assignments. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Special Assignments. Non-supervisory medical instrument technician (EKG) may have assignments that because of their nature substantially exceed the GS-8 level. The Professional Standards Board will review proposed non-supervisory special assignments for the GS-9 level and make a determination regarding their appropriateness. These assignments are expected to be few in number and must represent substantial additional responsibility. Preferred Experience: Leadership/Supervisory Experience: 1 year or more MIT experience: 5 years or more Clinic Operations: 2 years or more HR/Union Experience: 1 year or more References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G27 Medical Instrument Technician The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9. Physical Requirements: Routinely lift more than 50 pounds, push and pull, bend and stoop, and have full use of both hands, wrists and shoulders and standing for 80 percent of work shift. ["Major duties include but is not limited to: The Supervisory MIT is responsible to the Cardiology Section Chief for the administrative functions of the Cardiology section, relieving him/her of complex administrative matters relating to the section's activities. Plans, organizes, develops, and directs the administrative activities and provides leadership to achieve optimum, operation of the Section, both internally and in coordination with the Supervisory Medical Management Specialist and other professional members. Maintains fill authority to act for the Cardiology Section Chief in all administrative matters. Coordinates activities of all units within the Cardiology Section. Supervises all technical positions within the Cardiology Section. Provides administrative support functions including developing and implementing control procedures for supplies, equipment, fiscal matters and personnel management in coordination with the Cardiology Section Chief, Supervisory Medical Management Specialist and the Chief, Medical Service. Personnel management responsibilities including maintaining liaison with the Cardiology Section Chief, Supervisory Medical Management Specialist and the Chief, Medical Service, Human Resources Specialists and all Cardiology staff in all areas of personnel administration concerning the Cardiology Section. Trains all technical personnel, including orientation and implementation of continuing medical education. Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for all Cardiology contracts and for Medical Service if needed. Maintains Functional Statements, Performance Appraisals and Competency Assessment records for all technical staff. Responsible for inventory control and budget management including consignments. Coordinates infection control policy for Cardiology section. Coordinates equipment maintenance for Cardiology section. Plans work schedules for technical personnel and ensures that all areas are staffed adequately. Actively promotes the objectives of the Medical Center, EEO/Affirmative Action Program. Provides Section Chief, Supervisory Medical Management Specialist and/or Chief of Medical Service with information relative to the operation of the Section. Coordinates and conducts the Cardiology Section Quality Assurance Program Muse system administrator Provides training and/or passwords for the following systems for the Cardiology fellows: MUSE, Pro-Solv, ISVC and Cardiology package (CARTCL) Cath Lab Data oversight Creates and maintains the documented, standardized New Employee Orientation for all new Cardiology techs. Works independently and is responsible to the Cardiology Section Chief. The incumbent has been delegated full responsibility under the Cardiology Section Chief for independent management, supervision, problem solving and decision making of technical and administrative functions of the Cardiology Department. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Title/Functional Statement #: Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician (Cardiac Cath)/FS#00000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Cora Prichard at Cora.Prichard@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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