Job opening: Health Technician
Salary: $45 582 - 59 252 per year
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is a member of the Emergency Department team performing a variety of examination, diagnostic procedures and clerical duties.
***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION***
Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Receives requests or instructions for procedures.
Interprets request or instructions for medical or healthcare personnel.
Performs as technician in charge of office.
Receives assignments for a variety of difficult examinations.
Obtains and documents patients' vital signs.
Performs venipuncture to obtain serum blood samples and blood cultures as ordered according to policy and procedures.
Collects, labels and sends laboratory specimens as ordered according to policy and procedures.
Maintains charts and records, filing lab requisitions, placing lab results on correct charts and copying records as needed.
Orders and maintains supplies.
Sets up and adjusts specialized equipment.
Assists medical staff with or performs diagnostic procedures such as EKG used to diagnose medical conditions.
Performs a range of diagnostic tests and procedures.
Manages administrative functions for the office.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: All shifts, rotating nights, weekends, and holidays.
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Not approved
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS GS-06: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in Federal service that has required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of this position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: performing both clerical and clinical duties in a medical/healthcare environment; answering and directing phone calls; scheduling appointments; documenting medical records; taking and recording vital signs; and collecting and labeling specimens. This experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit. ~OR~
Half a year of graduate education (usually 9 semester hours) that is directly related to the work of this position. One full year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the one year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. Transcripts required. ~OR~
An equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position. Transcripts required, and experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit.
Preferred Experience: Direct patient care in an emergency department.
You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Diagnostic Medical TestingEmergency CareInfection ControlSpecimen Collection
IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.
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; religious; 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.
Physical Requirements: The work is primarily physically active and requires extensive and prolonged standing, walking, bending, lifting and carrying of light items, pushing stretcher, wheelchair, mobile equipment. The work requires above average agility and dexterity. The work requires heavy lifting of equipment or patients. As an employee certification in Preventive Management of Disturbed Behavior (PMDB), they are the first line of defense for patients who disturb the culture of safety.
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/.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address Dallas VA Medical Center
4500 South Lancaster Road
Dallas, TX 75216
- Name: VHA National Recruitment Center
- Phone: (844)456-5208
- Email: [email protected]