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Job Title: Medical Instrument Technician Trainee
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baltimore, MD
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, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Medical Instrument Technician Trainee

The Medical Instrument Technician Trainee will function independently in operating and monitoring electrocardiographic equipment for continuous telemetry rhythm evaluation and interpretation. They will remotely monitor the continuous cardiac rhythms for up to 50 patients under the direction of the RN and medical providers. They are responsible for monitoring and interpreting cardiac rhythms and identifying lethal arrhythmias 24hrs/day, and immediately notifying RN/Charge RN or other Emergency Response Teams of the urgency and requesting further assessment of the patient.
They are responsible for placing event monitors and Holter monitors on patients and performing 12 Lead EKG's on patients. They will be proficient on Holter monitors and exercise tolerance testing under the direct supervision of an RN or provider.

Work Schedule: EKG LAB 730-4P/ 3MED: ROTATIONAL

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.
  • Must be physically, mentally and emotionally fit to perform the duties of the position.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Preferred Experience:
  • BCLS certified
  • Current Nursing Assistant experience (with 3 years) working for an acute care facility/unit.
  • Current EKG training within last 3 years
  • Experience with Telemetry within last 3 years

Grade Determination GS-05:
Incumbent must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the *GS-04 grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.

Specialized Experience:

Experience in operating equipment related to the particular specialization for which application is made or in related functional areas. Experience gained in the operation of equipment for animal diagnosis or treatment may be credited through this grade level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

OR,
(b) Education. Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in a major field of study appropriate to medical instrument technician functions.

(c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Knowledge of standard medical terminology to interpret physician orders or instructions, Knowledge of common physical disabilities and ability to position patients for the examination or treatment, Ability to learn the normal and abnormal results for routine procedures to recognize and report obvious abnormalities, Ability to operate the equipment to administer routine/standard diagnostic treatment or procedures and Ability to perform standard operator maintenance on the equipment including the ability to disassemble, clean, reassemble, and calibrate the machine.

(d) Medical Instrument Technicians (Trainee) at this level operate and monitor commonly used equipment performing routine procedures under normal supervision. The technician functions somewhat independently in carrying out these standardized procedures of limited complexity. Deviations from regular procedures, unanticipated problems, and unfamiliar situations are referred to the supervisor for a decision or help. Some assignments at this level also include developmental duties involving more complex procedures designed to prepare the technician for promotion to higher grades in a functional area. Such duties would be performed under closer supervision.

*Examples of duties/specialized experience of the GS-04 include but are not limited to:
1. Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
2. Ability to learn the components, operating characteristics, and settings of the equipment to be used.
3. Ability to learn typical patient reactions to the basic procedures involved and ability to recognize signs of distress.
4. Ability to learn the standard positions for the procedure being conducted.
5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.


References: VA Handbook 5005/15 Part II Appendix G27

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05.

Physical Requirements: It is VA policy to ensure that all selected applicants and employed personnel are physically, mentally and emotionally fit to perform the duties of the position to which assigned. A pre-placement physical examination is required for all full-time, part-time and intermittent employees identified by VA Directive and Handbook 5019. The pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness for candidates for appointment in VA. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

None

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

  • Application for Associated Health Occupations VA 10-2850c
  • 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.

1. Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
2. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain job title, hours worked per week and the dates of employment with a detailed description of the duties performed (i.e., HOURS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). *If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.*
3. If you are claiming licensure, you must include the License Type, Expiration date, Licensure Number.
4. If you are using education and or certifications, this information must be clearly stated in the body of your resume. You must include: Name, School, type of Degree and Year of Graduation, certifications must include certifying body, certification number and expiration of certification. Credentials beside your name will not be used to meet qualifications.
5. If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

HR will not make assumptions when reviewing resumes; please be clear and concise when listing duties and responsibilities.

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).

  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Application for Associated Health Occupations VA 10-2850c
  • 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.
  • Must be physically, mentally and emotionally fit to perform the duties of the position.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Preferred Experience:
  • BCLS certified
  • Current Nursing Assistant experience (with 3 years) working for an acute care facility/unit.
  • Current EKG training within last 3 years
  • Experience with Telemetry within last 3 years

Grade Determination GS-05:
Incumbent must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the *GS-04 grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.

Specialized Experience:

Experience in operating equipment related to the particular specialization for which application is made or in related functional areas. Experience gained in the operation of equipment for animal diagnosis or treatment may be credited through this grade level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

OR,
(b) Education. Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in a major field of study appropriate to medical instrument technician functions.

(c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Knowledge of standard medical terminology to interpret physician orders or instructions, Knowledge of common physical disabilities and ability to position patients for the examination or treatment, Ability to learn the normal and abnormal results for routine procedures to recognize and report obvious abnormalities, Ability to operate the equipment to administer routine/standard diagnostic treatment or procedures and Ability to perform standard operator maintenance on the equipment including the ability to disassemble, clean, reassemble, and calibrate the machine.

(d) Medical Instrument Technicians (Trainee) at this level operate and monitor commonly used equipment performing routine procedures under normal supervision. The technician functions somewhat independently in carrying out these standardized procedures of limited complexity. Deviations from regular procedures, unanticipated problems, and unfamiliar situations are referred to the supervisor for a decision or help. Some assignments at this level also include developmental duties involving more complex procedures designed to prepare the technician for promotion to higher grades in a functional area. Such duties would be performed under closer supervision.

*Examples of duties/specialized experience of the GS-04 include but are not limited to:
1. Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
2. Ability to learn the components, operating characteristics, and settings of the equipment to be used.
3. Ability to learn typical patient reactions to the basic procedures involved and ability to recognize signs of distress.
4. Ability to learn the standard positions for the procedure being conducted.
5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.


References: VA Handbook 5005/15 Part II Appendix G27

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-05.

Physical Requirements: It is VA policy to ensure that all selected applicants and employed personnel are physically, mentally and emotionally fit to perform the duties of the position to which assigned. A pre-placement physical examination is required for all full-time, part-time and intermittent employees identified by VA Directive and Handbook 5019. The pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness for candidates for appointment in VA. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.
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