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Job Title: Health Technician (Emergency Department)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Health Technician (Emergency Department)

The Health Technician functions as a highly skilled member of the Emergency Department staff and provides administrative and clinical support for the delivery of acute and non acute care in the Emergency department. Incumbent performs a range of duties in support of the mission of the clinic to include but not limited to:

  • Observe changes in patient condition and recognize abnormal vital signs
  • Perform and record EKG results - communicate abnormal values to nursing and physicians
  • Place peripheral IVs and collect lab specimens per hospital protocols
  • Assist nurses and physicians in performing specialized procedures
  • Set up and maintain a sterile field and properly discard all used medical supplies and hazardous waste from procedures
  • Transfer patients to and from their hospital bed using proper lifting equipment and techniques
  • Chart tasks and procedures in patient's medical record
  • Assist with patient education
  • Use de-escalation techniques with angry or confused patients.
  • Properly apply and monitor patient in restraints at the direction of the physician or nurse
  • Initiate and perform CPR per AHA standards and guidelines.
  • Perform patient check in procedures using ED software and following hospital policy for patient identification.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:30a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Compressed/Flexible: Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position
Position Description/PD#: 05009-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, 09/27/2018.

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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

Specialized Experience for GS-06 Grade Level: 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 experience include, but are not limited to: obtaining and documenting patient vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature respiration, weight, oxygen saturation and orthostatic vital signs). Ability to set up and use electronic thermometers, vital sign measurement equipment, and pulse oximetry. Initiate cardiac monitoring correctly, and able to print rhythms strips or vital sign history. Collect, label and send laboratory specimen as ordered according to policy and procedure.

Education: There is no educational substitution at this level.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Technical Competence
  • Veteran and Customer Focus


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 the Health Technician to be mobile throughout the Emergency Department and medical center as needed, involving standing, walking, bending, pushing, and lifting (moderately heavy). The Health Technician should be capable of prolonged standing/walking and be physically capable of pushing equipment, wheelchairs and patient stretchers.
A specialty unit within the hospital where it is necessary that medical and technical aseptic techniques be strictly followed to prevent the exposure and/or cross contamination of potentially pathogenic organisms. Use of safety shoes (non-skid), goggles, mask and gloves to avoid contact/exposure to blood/body fluids is expected. The work environment involves risks typically associated with exposure to blood/body fluids.

None

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

  • Resume


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 (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • 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

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/27/2018.

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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

Specialized Experience for GS-06 Grade Level: 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 experience include, but are not limited to: obtaining and documenting patient vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature respiration, weight, oxygen saturation and orthostatic vital signs). Ability to set up and use electronic thermometers, vital sign measurement equipment, and pulse oximetry. Initiate cardiac monitoring correctly, and able to print rhythms strips or vital sign history. Collect, label and send laboratory specimen as ordered according to policy and procedure.

Education: There is no educational substitution at this level.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Technical Competence
  • Veteran and Customer Focus


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 the Health Technician to be mobile throughout the Emergency Department and medical center as needed, involving standing, walking, bending, pushing, and lifting (moderately heavy). The Health Technician should be capable of prolonged standing/walking and be physically capable of pushing equipment, wheelchairs and patient stretchers.
A specialty unit within the hospital where it is necessary that medical and technical aseptic techniques be strictly followed to prevent the exposure and/or cross contamination of potentially pathogenic organisms. Use of safety shoes (non-skid), goggles, mask and gloves to avoid contact/exposure to blood/body fluids is expected. The work environment involves risks typically associated with exposure to blood/body fluids.
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