This position serves as a Health Technician and is assigned to the Office of the Nurse Executive, Primary Care Nursing Service. Heath Technicians work as members of the Patient Aligned Care Team in Primary Care Services by acting independently, or with supervision from licensed health care professional if necessary, to perform clinical and administrative duties. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/29/2023. 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-05 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-04. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. 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. Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR): An IOR is a basic requirement that must be met in order to qualify for entry into this job series, and it is something that can't be waived. The IOR for the GS-05 grade level is: Candidates possess experience that requires application of knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. (This position is part of the series that range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists.) OR; Candidates have successfully completed full-4 year course of study leading to a Bachelor's Degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position. (NOTE: Copy of Transcript(s) is required). In addition to the IOR above applicants must meet the Specialized Experience listed below. Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-4 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Performing medical & diagnostic examination. Assisting with duties such as measuring and monitoring vital signs and collecting biometrics. Preparing and positioning patients. Provide general clerical/administrative support coordination. (This experience must be well documented in your resume or application package.)] OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have four (4) years of education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation. (One year of full-time academic study is defines as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 week in a business, secretarial, or technical school.) (Note: you must attach a copy of your transcripts.). OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l year of specialized experience. Determine the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the year of specialized experience required at the GS-5 level. Then determine the education as a percentage of the education that meets the requirements for GS-5. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for GS-5. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Clinical Data Collection/Documentation Patient Care 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: Work requires walking, bending, standing, and sitting. Required to assist in lifting and supporting veterans. Carry up to 20 pounds. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["The primary purpose of the position is to interview patients and complete basic health screening. He/she collects patient data including vital signs, pain level, weight, height, and observation of overall condition. This individual recognizes the need for, and assists with emergency measures, including CPR. Takes appropriate action in response to patient emergency situations. Major duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to: Perform Clinical Duties: Weight, vital signs and reason for visit, perform and transmit EKGs Patient teaching and self-management reinforcement Glucometer including calibration Simple dressing changes Completes clinical reminders Clean and stock rooms between patients Administrative Duties: Answers telephone calls to clinic and directs telephone calls/message to appropriate service/teams Sorts and delivers facsimile correspondence Manages clinic schedules of PACT provider to include nurse clinic and ancillary providers Notify AMSA of need to reappoint, cancel and/or reschedule appointments as needed Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician/PD00788-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.