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Job Title: Medical Instrument Technician (EEG/EMG)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Diego, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Computers, Software, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Environmental
Job Description
Medical Instrument Technician (EEG/EMG)

The incumbent oversees the neurophysiology laboratory of the Neurology Service, VA Medical Center, San Diego.

The incumbent is responsible to obtain all neurophysiology laboratory supplies and to assure they are used in a cost-effective manner.

Incumbent will keep all equipment and supplies needed for any of the above tests clean and in good working order. Will constantly clean and make orderly the equipment and the rooms used for testing to assure safe and accurate tests are performed on patient.

Incumbent is responsible for collecting and evaluating all statistical data for the Neurophysiology Lab for preparation of Quarterly Reporting Requirements and for the filing, storage and retrieval systems for all NCS and EMGs and EEGs.

Performs advanced testing methods for the evaluation of peripheral nerve, spinal nerve root and the neuromuscular junction in an outpatient and inpatient setting. This test requires the application of electrodes on the limbs and other body regions. The technician performs the nerve conduction portion of the evaluations and assists the electromyographer during the remainder of the exam.

Electroencephalograms. This test requires the application of electrodes on the head and recording. The technician continually monitors the record and designs montages which most appropriately display any abnormality present and minimize artifact. (An understanding of electronics and neurologic diseases is required.)

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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.
Preferred Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as Nerve Conduction Technician.
  • Associates degree in related field, or graduate of an accredited electrophysiologic technology program or equivalent formal training.
  • Knowledge of Neuroanatomy and Physiology, basic electronics and electrical safety.
  • Experience with EMG instruments, wave form recognition, and environmental artifacts that influence the NCS/EMG.
  • Certification: Registration by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (CNCT) or the American Association of Clinical Electrodiagnosis (AACE) is highly desirable. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable.
  • Knowledge of 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

Grade Determinations: Experience. At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS- 7) , which is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level.

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

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.

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

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

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

References: VA Handbook 5005, part II, Appendix G27

Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
In compliance with the VA Directive 1192, annual influenza vaccination will be required for all VA employees. The vaccination will be provide by or proof on the vaccination must be provided to the VA Facility's Occupational ( Employee) Health Office on annual basis.

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

Resume

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
VAF 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.

Qualifications & Requirements
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.
Preferred Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as Nerve Conduction Technician.
  • Associates degree in related field, or graduate of an accredited electrophysiologic technology program or equivalent formal training.
  • Knowledge of Neuroanatomy and Physiology, basic electronics and electrical safety.
  • Experience with EMG instruments, wave form recognition, and environmental artifacts that influence the NCS/EMG.
  • Certification: Registration by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (CNCT) or the American Association of Clinical Electrodiagnosis (AACE) is highly desirable. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable.
  • Knowledge of 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

Grade Determinations: Experience. At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS- 7) , which is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level.

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

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.

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

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

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

References: VA Handbook 5005, part II, Appendix G27

Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
In compliance with the VA Directive 1192, annual influenza vaccination will be required for all VA employees. The vaccination will be provide by or proof on the vaccination must be provided to the VA Facility's Occupational ( Employee) Health Office on annual basis.
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