Lead Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalography)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Houston, Texas
Internal Number: 622154200
The candidate will provide neurophysiology services in outpatient and inpatient settings including ICU, operating room, and EMU and provide mentoring/instruction to lower level technologists. As Lead Technologist the incumbent will have advanced knowledge of the most complex and non-standard procedures, and ability to troubleshoot equipment. Current permanent VA employees and Federal employees from other federal agency should apply under CBST-11294771-22-HYC The duties of the Lead Medical Instrument Technician (Electroencephalography) includes but is not limited to: Possess the knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and the ability to understand the relationship of EEG and Evoked Potential in detecting states of disease and health. Familiar with behavior assessment during seizure attacks in order to insure adequacy of recordings during seizure discharges. Interpret data to evaluate critical information for surgeons and other medical staff during testing. Possess the knowledge of anticonvulsant medications and their effect on EEG as well as other frequently used pharmaceuticals. Familiar with advanced neurophysiology and peripheral equipment such as equipment for brain mapping, video EEG telemetry with seizure detection computers and spike analysis software. Handle complex examinations and techniques in order to provide training in these procedures. Manage employees, develop training plans and provide staff development and training. Communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels. Applies Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements and has the ability to implement measures to meet regulatory guidelines. Evaluate new products and equipment and make recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations. Manage the recording library, which includes tearing down EEG records, making and filing patient folders, storing recordings, writing, backing-up, and labeling digital information, and maintaining the computer database. Performs visual analysis of the patient and recording and documents physiologic phenomena and pertinent clinical observations on the digital recording for the neurophysiologist's review and interpretation. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.