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Job Title: Health Technician
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Lecanto, FL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Health Technician

The health technician builds and sustains positive relationships and handles conflicts and negotiates effectively. The health technician manages time effectively and assumes responsibility for personal development and career goals. They respond appropriately to new and changing situations. The health technician accepts accountability for self and others and the organization's development. They identify creative changes or new process development opportunities. The health technician understands the complexities of the VHA healthcare and how it is delivered. The health technician must be proficient and demonstrate competency and the ability to either set up or reprocess reusable medical equipment as applicable for all equipment for which you have been trained.

  • Perform patient check in, including obtaining and recording demographic data, vital signs, height, weight, chief complaint, brief history, current medications and measurements for specific age groups.
  • Perform Phlebotomy, selected treatments and procedures using aseptic technique when.
  • Prepare patient and treatment area and assists health care professionals with diagnostic and therapeutic clinic procedures.
  • Monitors patients during and after procedures and reports observations to APN/ RN/LPN and MD.
  • Recognizes and responds to emergency situations.
  • Communicate results of diagnostic tests to patients.
  • Use computer systems to input workload and billable care data.
  • Use universal precautions and personal protective equipment when necessary in all direct patient care situations.
  • Maintain examination rooms by ordering and replenishing supplies, and cleaning and organizing between patients.
  • Maintain quality control standards of laboratory instruments used to test blood and body fluid specimens including calibration, maintenance, maintaining adequate supplies and recognizing and reporting malfunctions.
  • Compliant with all information security rules and guidelines, including HIPPA.
  • Communicate clearly, both written and verbally.


Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: 573-05063-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/13/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform Phlebotomy, selected treatments and procedures using aseptic technique.
  • Communicate results of diagnostic tests to patients.
  • Monitors patients during and after procedures and reports observations to APN/ RN/LPN and MD.

Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled.

Preferred Experience:
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Previous ambulatory care and/or community based experience
- Excellent skills in phlebotomy and interpersonal relations with the health care team and general public; strong family advocate
- Important individual characteristics: Creativity, flexibility, strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi task as well as the ability to work in fast-paced environment.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Computer Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Infection Control
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Specimen Collection


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work requires standing, walking, bending, lifting and carrying of light items. The work requires above average agility and dexterity. The work may require heavy lifting of equipment or patients.

None

A complete application package will include the following (REQUIRED) documents. ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT APPLICANTS USE THE USAJOBS.GOV RESUME BUILDER.
1. (REQUIRED) Resume or CV - Your resume must have the following information for each position you have held: job title, duties, dates of employment including month and year start/end dates, and full-time or part-time status with the number of hours worked each week. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
2. (REQUIRED) Copy of SF-50 Notice of Personnel Action - Please submit your most current non-award SF-50. It must show your job title, series, current grade and step and appointment type to verify status.
3. (REQUIRED) VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations. (Available here 10-2850c. This form must be completed, and pages 3 and 4 must be signed and dated to be considered complete.
4. (REQUIRED if applicable)-DD Form 214: If you have prior military service, you must include a copy of your DD Form 214 which indicates the character of discharge. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf
5. (Not Required, But Highly Recommended) Copy of Recent Performance Appraisal
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this Checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's. You will not be contacted for additional information.
? Cover Letter
? Performance Evaluation

It is applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and uploaded, (i.e., resume, veteran's documentation, completed assessment, and SF-50's) is received and accurate. Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/13/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform Phlebotomy, selected treatments and procedures using aseptic technique.
  • Communicate results of diagnostic tests to patients.
  • Monitors patients during and after procedures and reports observations to APN/ RN/LPN and MD.

Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled.

Preferred Experience:
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Previous ambulatory care and/or community based experience
- Excellent skills in phlebotomy and interpersonal relations with the health care team and general public; strong family advocate
- Important individual characteristics: Creativity, flexibility, strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi task as well as the ability to work in fast-paced environment.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Computer Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Infection Control
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Specimen Collection


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work requires standing, walking, bending, lifting and carrying of light items. The work requires above average agility and dexterity. The work may require heavy lifting of equipment or patients.
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