The technologist operates and monitors neurodiagnostic equipment in the Neurodiagnostic Center at the San Francisco VAMC, VISN 21. The technologist independently performs routine and specialized electroencephalography (EEG) including awake, drowsy and asleep recordings, portable recordings, intensive care recordings, and nerve conduction studies (NCS) for routine and complex conditions. Other duties include but not limited to:
Perform EEG during Wada testing.
Monitors and performs inpatient video electroencephalographic telemetry (VET) in epilepsy monitoring units (EMU).
Perform electrocorticography, both intra-operatively (IOM) and during invasive monitoring settings.
Work with nurse practitioners, residents, fellows, physicians and the medical director to plan and assist in the establishment of a completely integrated treatment and examination program.
Conduct routine maintenance and adjustment checks on the equipment.
Interpret testing data to provide information for medical or surgical staff during testing procedures.
Follow established laboratory protocol in performing standard and specialized EEG, NCV, IOM, EP, and VET.
Recognize life threatening or medical emergent patient situations and will take proper action to provide emergent care.
Schedule patients for procedures.
Complete proper electronic and written information for each procedure performed.
Work Schedule: Intermittent - hours are irregular and variable depending upon patient care needs.
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: 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.
Experience. At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level, which is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. 1. Knowledge of the more complex examination and treatment procedures and techniques in order to provide training and supervision in these procedures. 2. Knowledge of JCAHO and other regulatory requirements. 3. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels.
Certification. Registration by the American Board of Registration of EEG, CNIM &EP Technologists (ABRET) or the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists (AEET) is highly desirable. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable for employees at this level.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
Internal Number: CBBR-10138493-18-KH
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