Medical Instrument Technician-Polysomnography Job in Jackson, Mississippi – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Medical Instrument Technician-Polysomnography – Jackson, Mississippi
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 636907
Start Date: 11/03/2022
End Date: 12/31/2022

Qualification Summary
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: Must be proficient in spoken and written English (to be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA, applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English). 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. 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. Grade Determinations: GS-8: 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 a knowledge of the more complex procedures as well as knowledge of the uncommon and/or rare sleep disorders. Examples of experience at the next lower level include: (1) Knowledge of CPAP function and operation to select and fit appropriate PAP patient interface devices; (2) Ability to independently titrate and document PAP level to achieve therapeutic goals; (3) Knowledge of indications, complications, and contraindications of CPAP therapy; (4) Knowledge of Bi-Level pressure titrations; & (5) 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Advanced knowledge or the International Classification of Sleep Disorders and the ability to recognize uncommon and/or rare sleep disorders. 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. Ability to provide briefings and orientation to hospital staff including physicians. Preferred Experience: At least 2-4 years of experience in performing overnight polysomnography and scoring of the sleep studies according to AASM scoring manual – experience scoring on the fly. Certification by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist or equivalent. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G27 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of walking, standing, stooping, 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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