Medical Instrument Technician Supervisor (Multiple Function)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Internal Number: 653739300
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 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. Candidate must demonstrate, in their resume, the core competencies of the GS 9 grade level MIT which include: 1.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 Echocardiography. 2. Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements. 3.Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels. 4. Ability to manage and supervise employees. 5. Ability to provide, or provide for, staff development and training. 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: Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician (Cardiology-Multi Function) GS-10 Specialized 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 (*): 1. Advanced knowledge of complex and non-standard treatment and examination procedures and techniques. *2. Ability to plan and assist in the establishment of a completely integrated treatment and examination program. *3. Ability to evaluate new products and equipment and make recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations. *4. Ability to manage the fiscal matters of the functions supervised (which would include fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget. *5. Knowledge of and ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluation; selection of staff; and recommendation of awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions. Certification. Registration by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) or by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) is highly desirable. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable. Preferred Experience: experience as a sonographer and work in a direct patient care capacity when needed related to staffing; Echo tech experience; Cardiology experience; proficient in EKG interpretation; lead/supervisory experience References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/15 PART II APPENDIX G27 Physical Requirements: The work requires extended periods of sitting, manipulation such as extension, flexion, and rotation of wrists, key board entry, moving heavy equipment, lifting boxed supplies, bending, reaching, and positioning patients. ["Duties of the Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) (Cardiology) are to include, but not limited to:\nThe MIT Supervisor executes position responsibilities that demonstrate leadership, experience, and creative approaches for EKG and Echo MITs. This position is delegated full administrative responsibility for planning and directing the Cardiology MIT's activities. The MIT Supervisor is responsible for extracting and analyzing data in order to provide reports in support of performance measures to senior management.\na. Supervision. Carries out a full range of administrative and supervisory duties, to include assignment of work, performance evaluations, selection of staff, and recommendations for awards and advancements. Organizes work, sets priorities, and delegates tasks and responsibilities in order to meet deadlines. Communicates skillfully with individuals in order to obtain the desired effect, while ensuring compliance with established policies and regulations. Manages staffing requirements, manages priorities, and coordinates work in order to complete duties in an accurate and timely manner. Follows up on pending issues while demonstrating an understanding of the impact of work not completed. Provides briefings, orientations, staff development, and training.\nb. Resource Management. Manages fiscal matters, forecasts resource and equipment needs, and identifies budgetary needs. Onboards, trains, and manages all fee-basis MIT employees and ensures fair and equitable distribution of fee-basis work.\nc. Demonstrates Courtesy and Professionalism. Shows courtesy, respect, and a positive attitude toward patients, co-workers, subordinate staff, and the public. Demonstrates ability to collaborate, communicate, set priorities, and organize work in order to meet\ndeadlines and to ensure compliance with established processes, policies, and regulations. d. Identifies Customers' Concerns. Applies discernment and sensitivity when performing tasks required to resolve issues accurately and timely. Facilitates any necessary follow-up so as to ensure satisfactory resolution. Communicates tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing, in order to meet program objectives. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of technical health care processes as they relate to patients' access to care. Collaborates, communicates, and demonstrates customer service and interpersonal skills with all healthcare professionals in order to ensure quality and continuity of care and as well, to ensure compliance with established policies and regulations.\ne. Advanced Clinical Support. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of managing a clinic and authoritatively utilizes various reference sources. Makes decisions and empowers others to collaborate in order to resolve problems within a complex systems environment. Applies authoritative knowledge of policies and procedures associated with operational activities that affect patient flow, patient care, and the revenue process.\nf. Operates Computerized Programs. Utilizes computerized programs and databases in order to enter, modify, and retrieve sensitive information and various data into or from electronic medical records, perform and document EKG and Echo procedures, and reporting formats. Maintains patient confidentiality with written and verbal information, per HIPAA requirements. This may include preparing reports in various formats and presenting data to various organizational levels\ng. Applies Knowledge of Medical Terminology. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of medical terminology due to the technical nature of language utilized by clinicians in order to be able to communicate effectively with both professional and non-professional employees in a variety of occupations and at various levels of responsibility.\nh. Employee Education. Complies with Employee Education requirements by completing mandatory annual assignments through the TMS and complies with any other training or education requirements as determined by the supervisor.\ni. Other duties as assigned\nj. Clinical duties and staffing within EKG and Echo procedures when needed Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4pm, no weekends/holidays\nCompressed/Flexible: Not Available\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 91557-0\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nEDRP Authorized: Contact VISN10CCOE@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nPCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.