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Job Title: MEDICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN - ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH (EEG Tech)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/10/2017
Expire Date: 01/09/2018
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Job Description
MEDICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN - ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH (EEG Tech)

The Professional Standards Board(PSB) (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For Internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

DUTIES:

  • Interacts and communicates with staff, EEG technologists from MEDISCAN, Fellow EEG/CNP technologists and the postdoctoral fellows in the EEG/CNP to ensure smooth daily operationof the neurodiagostic lab and epilepsy monitoring unit.
  • Serves as a resource/expert advisor for theEEG/Epilepsy Postdoctoral fellows.
  • Follows testing protocols utilizing information available from nationally recognized neurodiagnostic societies in collaboration with the EEV/CNP director.
  • Follows established written procedures and protocols for use with new and existing equipment for the EEG lab and the EMU(Epilepsy Monitoring Unit).
  • Participates during consultation with sales associatesand maintenancepersonnel from medical equipment companies on behalf of the director of the EEG/CNP for the purpose of analyzing prospective equipment for administrative approval.
  • Assists with the utilization of theelectronic logs of patients and procedures to be incorporated into statistical management workload profiles.
  • Assists the supervisor/principle EEG technologist in administratively accounting for department equipment and supplies.
  • Assists withcontactingand scheduling patients from VISN 22 as well as other various VISHs and notifies the proper personnel of pending admissions for the EMU of the epilepsy center.
  • Works with nurse specialist in the surgical work up of patients in the epilepsy monitoring unit.

Work Schedule: 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday.

Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Instrument Technician - Electroencephalography

GS-6: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalograph) (EEG Tech) position. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Knowledge of basic medical terminology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and EEG interpretation.

2. Ability to position patients for the examination or treatment including using standard alternate positions for patient with common physical disabilities.

3. Ability to operate the appropriate EEG equipment to administer routine, standardized diagnostic or treatment procedures.

4. Knowledge of normal and abnormal results to recognize and report obvious abnormalities during procedures.

5. Knowledge of universal precautions and basic sterilization methods to clean instruments to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

6. Knowledge of EEG and peripheral equipment to conduct routine maintenance and adjustment checks.

GS-7: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalograph) (EEG Tech) position. This would be experience which provided the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to independently conduct difficult but standardized electroencephalography examinations. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Ability to perform more complex electroencephalography studies such as evoked potential (visual, auditory, somatosensory) and transcranial Doppler studies.

2. Knowledge of medication effects related to electroencephalography studies and clinical situations requiring medication.

3. Knowledge of life threatening or medically emergent testing or patient situations.

4. Ability to recognize artifacts (patient or environmental) and document, eliminate, or take proper measures to monitor the artifact.

GS-8: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalograph) (EEG Tech) position. This would be experience which provided knowledge of the more complex procedures, the pharmacology related to this occupation, and knowledge of related acute disorders and diseases and their effects on organs and methods of treatment. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Ability to interpret testing data to evaluate critical information for surgeons and other medical staff during testing procedures.

2. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and the ability to understand the relationship of EEG and evoked potential testing in detecting states of disease and health.

3. Knowledge of behavior assessment during seizure attacks in order to insure adequacy of recordings during seizure discharges.

4. Knowledge of a variety of advanced EEG equipment and peripheral equipment such as equipment for brain mapping, video EEG telemetry systems with seizure detection computers, and spike analysis software.

5. Knowledge of anticonvulsant medications and their effects on the EEG as well as other frequently used pharmaceuticals.

6. Ability to adapt neurodiagnostic devices, parameters, and procedures to complex, unusual, and often critical situations.

Certification. No certification or registration is required; however, it is desirable that employees at this level have BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certifications.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G27 dated March 17, 2006. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

U.S. citizenship - Required

Education: There are no specific educational requirements for this occupation.

English Language Proficiency: Proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407(d).

Licensure or Certification: Licensure or certification is not required for this occupation; however, it isstrongly desirable at GS-6 or above as evidence of possession of the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or rsum. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

Physical Requirements: Applicants must be able to meet the physical demands of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this job theElectroencephalography Technician is frequently required to stand, walk, and bend and reach. The technician must be able to lift and/or move over 50 pounds. The technicanmust have good manual dexterity and keyboarding skills. The technician must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, must be able to view and read information on computer screens.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Other(VA form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations)
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*DD-214
*OF-306
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-50
*Transcript

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Resume (required).

2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/jobs_download/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) This is a required form and must be submitted prior to appointment.

3. Online Questionnaire if applicable.

4.Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of612.pdf). This is a required form and must be submitted prior to appointment.

5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for compensable Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

6. Latest SF 50 for current or former federal employees if applicable (required).

Available at the VA Forms website: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=10-2850&tkey=&Action=Search

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2021140.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

Qualifications & Requirements

GS-6: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalograph) (EEG Tech) position. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Knowledge of basic medical terminology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and EEG interpretation.

2. Ability to position patients for the examination or treatment including using standard alternate positions for patient with common physical disabilities.

3. Ability to operate the appropriate EEG equipment to administer routine, standardized diagnostic or treatment procedures.

4. Knowledge of normal and abnormal results to recognize and report obvious abnormalities during procedures.

5. Knowledge of universal precautions and basic sterilization methods to clean instruments to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

6. Knowledge of EEG and peripheral equipment to conduct routine maintenance and adjustment checks.

GS-7: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalograph) (EEG Tech) position. This would be experience which provided the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to independently conduct difficult but standardized electroencephalography examinations. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Ability to perform more complex electroencephalography studies such as evoked potential (visual, auditory, somatosensory) and transcranial Doppler studies.

2. Knowledge of medication effects related to electroencephalography studies and clinical situations requiring medication.

3. Knowledge of life threatening or medically emergent testing or patient situations.

4. Ability to recognize artifacts (patient or environmental) and document, eliminate, or take proper measures to monitor the artifact.

GS-8: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalograph) (EEG Tech) position. This would be experience which provided knowledge of the more complex procedures, the pharmacology related to this occupation, and knowledge of related acute disorders and diseases and their effects on organs and methods of treatment. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1. Ability to interpret testing data to evaluate critical information for surgeons and other medical staff during testing procedures.

2. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and the ability to understand the relationship of EEG and evoked potential testing in detecting states of disease and health.

3. Knowledge of behavior assessment during seizure attacks in order to insure adequacy of recordings during seizure discharges.

4. Knowledge of a variety of advanced EEG equipment and peripheral equipment such as equipment for brain mapping, video EEG telemetry systems with seizure detection computers, and spike analysis software.

5. Knowledge of anticonvulsant medications and their effects on the EEG as well as other frequently used pharmaceuticals.

6. Ability to adapt neurodiagnostic devices, parameters, and procedures to complex, unusual, and often critical situations.

Certification. No certification or registration is required; however, it is desirable that employees at this level have BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certifications.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G27 dated March 17, 2006. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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