Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalograph) Job in Omaha, Nebraska – Department of Veterans Affairs

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalograph) in Omaha, Nebraska Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalograph) – Omaha, Nebraska
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 184356
Start Date: 12/31/2019
End Date: 01/10/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/10/2020. Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizenship of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) Education. There are no specific educational requirements for this occupation. Education may be substituted for experience only at the GS-4 and GS-5 levels. See the grade requirements part of this standard for information regarding educational substitutions. 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. For certain functional areas at the higher levels or supervisory assignments, specific certifications appropriate to the specialty are indicated in this standard under “Titles and Certification/Registrations”. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation). Preferred Experience: Not Applicable Grade Determinations:
GS-8
Experience: Completion of 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. 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. Such as, ability to perform more complex electroencephalography studies such as evoked potential (visual, auditory, somatosensory) and transcranial Doppler studies. Knowledge of medication effects related to electroencephalography studies and clinical situations requiring medication. Knowledge of life threatening or medically emergent testing or patient situations. Ability to recognize artifacts (patient or environmental) and document, eliminate, or take proper measures to monitor the artifact. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 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. Ability to adapt neurodiagnostic devices, parameters, and procedures to complex, unusual, and often critical situations. References: VA Handbook 5005/54 PART II APPENDIX G27 **Preferred Certifications: Registration by ABRET (American Board of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists) in EEG, CNIM, & EP or registration by AAET (American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists) in NCV’s is highly desirable. BCLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) is also desirable at this level. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08 Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting, 15-44 lbs; Moderate Carrying, 15-44 lbs; Both hands required; Standing, 2-4 hours; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Specific visual requirement, read type without strain; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Specific hearing requirements, hear spoken voice; Emotional & mental stability.

If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at abjobs@premierveterans.com. All are free to apply!

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