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Medical Instrument Technician Eeg

Company name
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Salary
$42,127.00 to $67,404.00

Location
Los Angeles, CA

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Open & closing dates

02/10/2018

to

02/20/2018

Salary

$42,127 to $67,404 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 6 - 8

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Los Angeles, CA

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

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Announcement number

CBFF-10138929-18-AHE

Control number

491128700

Duties

Duties

Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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.

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives are not authorized.

PCS (aka Relocation Allowance) is not authorized.

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Responsibilities

This position is located in Neurology Service at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System in West Los Angeles California. Neurology Service provides research, clinical care, and patient and family education on neurological disorders. Specialty care networks have been established for patients with degenerative neurological diseases (more than 200,000 Veterans) which include Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence (MSCOEs), Parkinson's Associated Disorders, Research, Education and Clinical Centers (PADRECCs), and Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoEs). The mission of the Epilepsy Centers of Excellence is to improve the health and well-being of Veteran patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders through the integration of clinical care, outreach, research, and education. The VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence are a network for 16 sites divided into four regions. Around 1 percent of VA patients have epilepsy. Older patients are more at risk. Also, studies have now shown that traumatic brain injury can be a significant factor for new-onset epilepsy in younger Veterans. More recently, there has been an emphasis by the ECOE clinicians on enhancing mental health services for Veterans with epilepsy-a critical component, since roughly half of Veterans with epilepsy have a comorbid mood disorder. VHA is developing and implementing guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Neurology Services collaborates with Emergency Medicine and Rehabilitative Services on stroke treatment and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Major 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 operation of the neurodiagostic lab and epilepsy monitoring unit.

Serves as a resource/expert advisor for the EEG/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 associates and maintenance personnel 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 the electronic 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 with contacting and 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.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

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

Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Instrument Technician - Electroencephalography

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

8

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0649 Medical Instrument Technician

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Requirements

Requirements

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

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 the Electroencephalography 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 technican must 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.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

Qualifications

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.

English Language Proficiency. Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a and as required by 38 USC 7402(d) and 7407(d).

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. And it is desirable that employees at this level have BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certifications.

Preferred Education: Graduate from an Accredited Neurodiagnostic Program

Grade Determinations:

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.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G27 dated March 17, 2006. 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 may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-6 to GS-8.

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: 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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.

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

VA Form 10-2850c. Application for Associated Health Occupations

Resume

Required: VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search

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).

Cover Letter

DD-214

OF-306

VA Form 10-2850c. Application for Associated Health Occupations

Other Veterans Document

Resume

SF-15

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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

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

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

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 02/20/2018 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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login

, 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.

Agency contact information

Angela Herring

Phone

(501) 626-4894

Email

angela.herring2@va.gov

Address

Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

11301 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA

US

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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 U

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Fair & Transparent

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

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 and hiring process 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.

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Company info

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/

Company Profile
The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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