Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalography) in Portland, Oregon
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
4 vacancies in the following location:
- Portland, OR
Work Schedule is Intermittent - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Friday 1/1/2016 (295 day(s) ago)
** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (70 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number: 1563422
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The incumbent serves as a clinic patient advocate by answering patient inquiries and resolving patient concerns at a local level. He/she acts as patient advocate to assure appropriateness and quality...acts as a patient guide and advocate, assisting the patient in seeking information, assuring that the patient has the opportunity for informed consent for treatment decisions, and promoting our core I CARE values: to act with Integrity and Commitment, to Advocate for Veterans, to show Respect to all, and to pursue Excellence.
The Medical Instrument Technician (EEG) operates and monitors neurodiagnostic equipment in the Neurology Department at the VA Portland Health Care System in Portland, Oregon. The technician will work directly with the ECoE Director, Neurology Service Chief, staff physicians, residents and fellows.
The technician's duties include all procedures listed below:
- Perform routine and non-standard procedures (EEG and EP). This includes Awake, Sleep, Portable, ECS, Ambulatory
- Perform routine and invasive long term monitoring (LTM). This includes extended 10/20 electrode placement, strip electrodes, grid electrodes, depth electrodes
- Consistently performs high quality studies for complex and non-routine procedures in difficult and demanding environments such as the operating room, or intensive care environments
- Follows established laboratory and/or hospital guidelines in completing administrative duties for each test performed
- Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements
- Partly responsible for inventory of laboratory supplies
Work Schedule:Intermittent evening and weekend call hours
Functional Statement Title/#:Medical Instrument Technician (EEG) Functional Statement
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
- Background and-or Security Investigation required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- US Citizenship
- English Language Proficiency
Preferred Experience: Strongly preferred qualifications are BLS/ACLS and ABRET Certification (American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists)
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.
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 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.
At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-05) which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics.
At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-6) which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics. This would be experience which provided the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to independently conduct difficult but standardized EEG exams.
At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-7) which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics. This would be experience which provided the individual with the 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.
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.
References: VA Handbook 5005/15 Part II Appendix G27/F - Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalography). This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
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.
Physical Requirements:Moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1-2 hours); Reaching above the shoulder; Use of fingers; both hands required; Walking (Up to 4 hours); standing (up to 4 hours); Repeated bending (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Emotional and mental stability; Hearing (aid permitted).
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Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Salary Range: $32,517.00 to $60,063.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0649-04/08
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Federal Employees
Control Number: 425463700
Job Announcement Number: VS-16-ALL-1563422-MHC-BU