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Medical Instrument Tech (Sleep Tech)
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Tacoma
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The incumbent is a Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) - Polysomnography, Sleep Disorder Lab Technician is under the general supervision of Lead Polysomnograhicer, the Chief, Pulmonary Section and reports directly to the Chief, Respiratory Therapy.
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Responsibilities
Duties include but may not be limited to the following:
Sets up and monitors complex sleep diagnostic equipment such as electroencephalogram (EEG), electromyogram (EMG), electroculogram (EOG), electrocardiogram (ECG), arterial oxygen saturation, thoraco-abdominal wall motions, and nasal/oral airflow or temperature changes.
Independently applies nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as necessary and adjusts airflow and pressure to appropriate levels. Also appropriately applies oxygen therapy as needed
Make all necessary adjustments and modifications in diagnostic sleep testing equipment to achieve quality recordings results
Responsible to make assessments of patients sleep status utilizing data obtained through history, examination, and monitoring of the various test parameters
Organize and prepare completed patient chart, tracing and other significant data, and present to chief technologist and medical director
Applies ventilator techniques such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP, BiLevel, ASV, AVAPS, and IVAPS
Explains procedures, and positions patients to insure patient comfort for optimal recording of PSG
Prepares, calibrates, interfaces, and operates all equipment used in polysomnographic procedures
Work Schedule:
8:00 pm to 6:00 am, however schedules may vary
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nancial Disclosure Report:
* Not required
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
00
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0649 Medical Instrument Technician
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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 12/31/1959
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 onboarding process
This is a Bargaining Unit Position
Qualifications
Basic Requirements
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* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* English Language Proficiency. No person will be appointed under authority of 38U.S.C. chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA whois not proficient in written and spoken English.
Preferred Experience:
Basic Life Support certifications are desirable. 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.
Grade Determinations
: In addition to meeting the basic requirement noted above, this position requires:
GS-8 Level
Experience. 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 positions to be filled. This would be experience which provided knowledge of the more complex procedures as well as knowledge of the uncommon and/or rare sleep disorders. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Advanced knowledge or the International Classification of Sleep Disorders and the ability to recognize uncommon and/or rare sleep disorders
2. Ability to summarize and report polysomnographic data in narrative form
3. Knowledge of event characteristics(e.g., respiratory, cardiac, sleep stage, seizures, etc.) and ability to take appropriate action
4. Ability to provide briefings and orientation to hospital staff including physicians
References:
VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G27, Polysomnography Technician; June 7, 2012 for qualification standards
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS- 8.
Physical Requirements:
Duties regularly require providing manual assistance in lifting and positioning patients, many of whom are in varying stages of consciousness. There are extensive periods of regular and recurring standing, walking, bending, lifting, pushing, reaching, and prolonged stretching to provide easy accessibility of instruments and supplies for the physician. The MIT must be dexterous in passing instruments to physicians and in a manner requiring little or no effort from the physician. Will be required to use personal protective equipment (gloves,mask,gown,shoe covers) while assisting procedures and reprocessing equipment.
Education
IMPORTANT:
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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: ****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. For further information, visit: ****Additional information
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE:
The Professional Standards Board (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.
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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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
Yes
Required Documents
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Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850C
Resume
SF-50
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: ****The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
License / Certificate
VA Form 10-2850C
Resume
SF-50
Transcript
Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit ****If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Benefits
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Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 08/30/2018 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE:
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, ****select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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Seattle VA Medical Center
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
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Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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Financial suitability
Social security number request
Privacy Act
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Selective Service
New employee probationary period
This job originated on ****For the full announcement and to apply, visit ****Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at ****will be considered.
Open & closing dates:
08/10/2018 to 08/30/2018
Service:
Competitive
Pay scale & grade:
GS 00
Salary:
$49,677 to $64,586 per year
Appointment type:
Permanent
Work schedule:
Full-Time
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