Medical Instrument Technician (Polysomnography) Job in Sacramento, California – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Medical Instrument Technician (Polysomnography) – Sacramento, California
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 91826
Start Date: 05/03/2019
End Date: 05/23/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/23/2019.
Basic Requirements: Citizenship: Must be citizen of the United States
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: Must be proficient in spoken and written English
Licensure: No certification or registration is required; however, it is desirable that employees at this level have certification or registration of Polysomnographic Technologist. Preferred Experience: Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologist as a Registered Polysomnography Technologist or equivalent is highly desirable. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable for employees at this level. Grade Determinations:
GS-8: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-7) which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics related to the duties of the positions to be filled, Medical Instrument Technician (Polysomnography). This would be experience which provided a knowledge of the more complex procedures as well as knowledge of the uncommon and/or rare sleep disorders. Examples of experience may include ability to interact fully with the patient and physician to diagnose sleep disorders including those that are uncommon or rare; ability to conduct full sleep studies including overnight studies and evaluate the relationship of events, sleep stages, and possible medical conditions which influence or result from events occurring during sleep; ability to anticipate problems likely to occur during sleep study and prepare for such situations, make changes in established procedures, or recommend alternative courses of action; and ability to mentor lower graded technicians. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, the candidate must demonstrate the following 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, Part II, Appendix G27 (I), Medical Instrument Technician (Polysomnography) The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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