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Job Title: Medical Instrument Technician (Anesthesia)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Executive Management, Quality Control, Medical, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Medical Instrument Technician (Anesthesia)

The incumbent prepares and administers medications as directed by the attending physician, and assists the supervisor/manager with quality control and performance improvement activities. He/she exercises a high degree of independent judgment in anesthesia technology duties, and operates/maintains the following machines in the critical care laboratory within Anesthesia Service: Radiometer Blood Gas Analyzer, Ionized Calcium Analyzer, Sodium and Potassium Analyzer, and the Centrifuge for Microhematocrits (I-Stat.).

Major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Independently sets up and balances the pressure transducers for all hemodynamic monitoring activities performed in the operating suite.
  • Independently evaluates the suitability of all retrieved specimens for analysis.
  • Processes specimens using equipment or techniques necessary to prepare them for a specific analysis.
  • Responsible for the generation of the laboratory results from his/her area into the laboratory computer system, verifies results in relation to the test system and assay conditions.
  • Performs additional test to clarify or confirm abnormal patient results, and recognizes abnormal results which require immediate attention by the physician and reports them directly.
  • Prepares and maintains records for quality control reports.
  • Provides technical supervision for all inspections such as CAP and Joint Commission, and is the responsible party for seeing to the successful passing of these surveys.
  • Maintains all oxygen analyzer components on anesthesia machines.
  • Teaches staff on the correct use and maintenance of physiologic monitoring equipment.
  • Sets up transducer monitoring equipment and calibrate this equipment using sterile technique for every procedure requiring such technology.
  • Assists anesthesia workroom personnel with preparation of anesthesia carts, stocking, and cleaning anesthesia equipment as necessary.
  • Assists in the total preparation for the open heart and other major cases.
  • Works with personnel to arrange adequate levels of supplies for all necessary equipment particularly involved in the open-heart procedures.
  • Assists with turnover of room.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education: There are no educational requirements for this occupation
  • 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.
Preferred Experience:
  • At least five (5) years as a Medical Instrument Technician (Anesthesia); OR
  • 2 or more years of experience meeting the GS-08 qualification standards, as listed below.
Grade Determinations:

To GS-06: At least one (1) year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities (KSA), and other characteristics related to the duties of the position to be filled. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology (specifically cardiac and pulmonary).
  • Knowledge and application of safety and infection control processes.
  • Ability to serve as a circulating technician for supplies and to assist with documentation of hemodynamic patient data.
  • Knowledge of anesthesiology supplies and equipment appropriate to less complex anesthetic procedures, such as those found in Ambulatory Surgery.
To GS-07: At least one (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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of standard equipment operation, calibration and function.
  • Knowledge of correct use of non-invasive patient monitoring equipment specific to anesthesiology.
  • Ability to appropriately interact with patients during anesthetic procedures.
  • Knowledge of anesthesiology supplies and equipment appropriate to routine anesthetic procedures, such as those found in typical inpatient settings.
To GS-08: At least one (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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge of the correct use of invasive patient monitoring equipment specific to anesthesiology.
  • Knowledge of basic electrocardiography (EKG).
  • Skill and ability to troubleshoot equipment, often while the patient is anesthetized.
  • Skill and ability to maintain sterility during procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of arterial pressure line wave forms including the ability to recognize and distinguish normal from abnormal, artifact from abnormality, and forewarn the physician or anesthetist of an impending life-threatening situation.
  • Knowledge of anesthesiology supplies, medications, and equipment appropriate to more difficult anesthetic procedures such as those found in inpatient settings with more acutely ill patients.
References: VA Handbook 5005/54 Part II Appendix G27 reference and appropriate VA Qualification. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-06 to GS-08.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift or carry 15 to 44 lbs, must be able to use fingers, push items for up to an hour, walk at least 2 hours at a time, must be able to distinguish basic colors, must be able to hear (Hearing Aid is permitted), must be able to see far vision (corrective lenses is permitted). This position requires you to work closely with others at time and independently at times. It may also require you to stand for long periods of time.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.
Filling out this form is NOT required at the time of application.

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 ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

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


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
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.
  • Education: There are no educational requirements for this occupation
  • 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.
Preferred Experience:
  • At least five (5) years as a Medical Instrument Technician (Anesthesia); OR
  • 2 or more years of experience meeting the GS-08 qualification standards, as listed below.
Grade Determinations:

To GS-06: At least one (1) year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities (KSA), and other characteristics related to the duties of the position to be filled. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology (specifically cardiac and pulmonary).
  • Knowledge and application of safety and infection control processes.
  • Ability to serve as a circulating technician for supplies and to assist with documentation of hemodynamic patient data.
  • Knowledge of anesthesiology supplies and equipment appropriate to less complex anesthetic procedures, such as those found in Ambulatory Surgery.
To GS-07: At least one (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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of standard equipment operation, calibration and function.
  • Knowledge of correct use of non-invasive patient monitoring equipment specific to anesthesiology.
  • Ability to appropriately interact with patients during anesthetic procedures.
  • Knowledge of anesthesiology supplies and equipment appropriate to routine anesthetic procedures, such as those found in typical inpatient settings.
To GS-08: At least one (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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge of the correct use of invasive patient monitoring equipment specific to anesthesiology.
  • Knowledge of basic electrocardiography (EKG).
  • Skill and ability to troubleshoot equipment, often while the patient is anesthetized.
  • Skill and ability to maintain sterility during procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of arterial pressure line wave forms including the ability to recognize and distinguish normal from abnormal, artifact from abnormality, and forewarn the physician or anesthetist of an impending life-threatening situation.
  • Knowledge of anesthesiology supplies, medications, and equipment appropriate to more difficult anesthetic procedures such as those found in inpatient settings with more acutely ill patients.
References: VA Handbook 5005/54 Part II Appendix G27 reference and appropriate VA Qualification. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-06 to GS-08.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift or carry 15 to 44 lbs, must be able to use fingers, push items for up to an hour, walk at least 2 hours at a time, must be able to distinguish basic colors, must be able to hear (Hearing Aid is permitted), must be able to see far vision (corrective lenses is permitted). This position requires you to work closely with others at time and independently at times. It may also require you to stand for long periods of time.
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