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Job Title: Health Technician (Emergency Department)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Charleston, SC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Health Technician (Emergency Department)

The Health Technician provides clinical and administrative support in a wide variety of patient care and related activities in the Emergency Department (ED) at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. This position is to be a productive team member carrying out and ensuring quality and timely delivery of care. The incumbent must possess the personal qualities, desire and attitude necessary to adept to rapidly changing demands on time and workload and have necessary skills to perform specific tasks/tests/procedures to meet patient health care needs.

Obtains and documents patients' vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, respiration, weight, oxygen saturation and postural vital signs). Able to set-up and use electronic thermometers, vital sign measurement equipment, and pulse oximetry. Recognizes and reports abnormal values to RN. Initiates cardiac monitoring correctly, and is able to admit/discharge patients from monitoring system and print rhythms strips.

Prepares patient for and obtains 12 lead ECGs using various types of ECG machines. Prepares patient for exam.

Recognizes certain abnormalities in the ECG strip, e.g. premature ventricular contractions, tachycardia, brachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, etc., takes appropriate action, and notifies the RN or physician immediately.

Able to retrieve and print patient ECGs from computer system(CPRS)/or ECG database via modem.

Performs venipuncture to obtain serum blood samples as ordered according to policy and procedures.

Able to insert angiocaths into peripheral arm veins, obtain blood for laboratory tests and convert to saline lock according to policy and procedures. Able to discontinue IVs and saline locks.

Collects, labels and sends laboratory specimens as ordered according to policy and procedure.

Work Schedule: 11:00pm - 7:30am, with rotating weekends and Federal Holidays. Overtime may be required
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: 534-0023A/Health Technician
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

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

GS-06 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes :the ability able to obtain patient vital signs; ability to initiated cardiac monitor; performs venipuncture and collect, label and send laboratory specimens.

OR

Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-05 level. 1 full year of graduate education with subjects directly related to the position. Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

OR

Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-06 level.

GS-07 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: the ability able to obtain patient vital signs; ability to initiated cardiac monitor; performs venipuncture and collect, label and send laboratory specimens..

OR

Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-07 level. 1 full year of graduate education with subjects directly related to the position. Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

OR

Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-07 level.

To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-XX. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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.

None

Documents Accepted:

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Documents Required:
  • Resume

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
Qualifications & Requirements
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

GS-06 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes :the ability able to obtain patient vital signs; ability to initiated cardiac monitor; performs venipuncture and collect, label and send laboratory specimens.

OR

Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-05 level. 1 full year of graduate education with subjects directly related to the position. Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

OR

Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-06 level.

GS-07 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: the ability able to obtain patient vital signs; ability to initiated cardiac monitor; performs venipuncture and collect, label and send laboratory specimens..

OR

Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-07 level. 1 full year of graduate education with subjects directly related to the position. Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

OR

Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-07 level.

To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-XX. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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.
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