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Job Title: Medical Instrument Technician - Polysomnography
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Birmingham, AL
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 02/17/2019
Expire Date: 03/23/2019
Job Categories: Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Medical
Job Description
Medical Instrument Technician - Polysomnography
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/22/2019. 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.
- 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. 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. Grade Determination: In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, qualified candidates must also meet the requirements of the GS-8 grade level.
- GS-4: 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 position to be filled. Six months of this experience may have been in medically related fields such as nursing assistant, practical nursing, or similar fields. The remaining six months must have been in operating diagnostic and therapeutic equipment covered by this occupation. Experience gained in the operation of equipment for animal diagnosis or treatment may be credited at this level. -OR- Successful completion of two years of education above high school or an associate's degree with a major field of study directly related to the medical instrument technician occupation.
- GS-5: 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 position to be filled. This would be experience in operating equipment related to the particular specialization for which application is made or in related functional areas. Experience gained in the operation of equipment for animal diagnosis or treatment may be credited through this grade level. -OR- Successful completion of [4 academic years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation, or] a bachelor's degree in a major field of study appropriate to medical instrument technician functions.
- 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 positions to be filled.
- 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 duties of the positions to be filled. This would be experience which provided the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to independently conduct difficult but standardized polysomnography examinations.
- GS-8: Qualified candidates must have successfully completed of at least one year of full time work experience comparable to the next lower grade level, GS-7, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the position of a Medical Instrument Technician Polysomnography. This would be experience which provided the qualified candidate with knowledge of the more complex procedures as well as knowledge of the uncommon and/or rare sleep disorders. This work experience comparable to the next grade level must have provided the qualified candidate with: knowledge of CPAP function and operation to select and fit appropriate PAP patient interface devices; an ability to independently titrate and document PAP level to achieve therapeutic goals; knowledge of indications, complications, and contraindications of CPAP therapy; knowledge of Bi-Level pressure titrations; and an ability to recognize changes seen during the PSG tracing and identify all stages of sleep. This includes the ability to score and analyze sleep stages in clinical polysomnography recordings. AND, qualified candidates must also be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which are required of the GS-8 grade level: advanced knowledge or the International Classification of Sleep Disorders and the ability to recognize uncommon and/or rare sleep disorders; an ability to summarize and report polysomnographic data in narrative form; knowledge of event characteristics (e.g., respiratory, cardiac, sleep stage, seizures, etc.) and ability to take appropriate action; and an ability to provide briefings and orientation to hospital staff including physicians.
NOTE: This experience must be clearly identifiable within your resume, or, you will be rated as ineligible. References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G27 Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, kneeling, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/523202700?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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