Job opening: Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical) Advanced
Salary: $49 726 - 64 645 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical) Advanced provides high level support, training, and advanced management of telehealth operations to the Health Informatics Service, and is typically stationed at a clinical care delivery site (VA Medical Center, CBOC, VA Outreach Clinic, etc.), with duties that may require travel.
This is a FLOAT position located at the North West Health Care Center (NWHCC).
The Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical) Advanced provides high level support, training, and advanced management of telehealth operations, and is typically stationed at a clinical care delivery site (VA Medical Center, CBOC, VA Outreach Clinic, etc.), with duties that may require travel.
Primary responsibilities of the incumbent include delivering established telehealth competency based training for clinicians and telehealth staff members. Supports clinical telehealth encounters for both the patient and provider locations by serving as the tele-presenter within scope of practice, functioning as an imager and supporting clinical data for telehealth store and forward applications, managing real time clinical telehealth events, providing established patient education, and providing technical and administrative support of telehealth operations.
Additional responsibilities will include: evaluating telehealth operations and supporting performance improvement efforts, providing technical support to end-users, scheduling simple and complex intra-facility and inter-facility telehealth appointments, installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting technology, and performing a variety of program support duties as assigned. The Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical) might be certified and function as a preceptor for Clinical Video, and/or Store and Forward Telehealth Operations.Other assignments associated with this advanced-level position may include, but are not limited to:
coordinating, installing, maintaining and managing the inventory of telehealth technologies including hardware and software with assistance of Biomed and IT;
providing established standardized competency based training, guidance and information on the use of advanced telehealth technologies to patients, staff, and providers;
providing established standardized competency based training for telehealth technology, facilitating interactive simulations for clinical staff participating in telehealth programs;
participating in performance improvement activities aimed at improving the efficiency of the patient telehealth processes;
developing reporting procedures, sampling techniques and measurements at various points in the telehealth processes to identify/analyze inherent weaknesses in work and procedures;
coordinating clinic set up and monitoring of workload capture and issues for assigned patient and provider clinics including telehealth resource based scheduling;
supporting designated complex telehealth programs that require advanced technical skillsets.
Work Schedule: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday - Friday. Tour of Duty and location may change due to patient care needs to include extended hours. Tour location may vary depending on patient care needs and staffing requirements. Government Vehicle or Travel reimbursement will be requested by employee when covering a clinic beyond 50 miles of your base location. Your base work location will be the NorthWest Health Care Center (NWHCC).
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: 000000
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Experience and Education:
Experience: One year of experience in a health care field that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work or provides an understanding of the work such as but not limited to a medical or clinical assistant (or technician) or health technician. OR
Education: Four academic years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation. OR
Experience/Education Combination: Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. Examples are listed below:(a) Six months of experience in the health care field and two years of education above high school that included at least six semester hours in health care related courses such as, biological science, surgical technician courses, nursing assistant or other courses related to the position; or an associate's degree in a health care related field; or(b) Six months of experience in the health care field and successful completion of a course for health care technicians, hospital corpsmen, or medical service specialists given by the U.S. Armed Forces.
May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).
English Language Proficiency. A candidate will not be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C. chapters 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA who is not proficient in written and spoken English. See chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.
Grade Determinations: Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical), GS-7 (Advanced)
Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-6)
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs.
(a) Ability to use independent technical judgment to analyze, evaluate and resolve problems.
(b) Knowledge of quality control and assurance procedures and principles of performance improvement.
(c) Ability to function effectively between competing priorities.
(d) Knowledge of proper maintenance and troubleshooting of telehealth equipment.
(e) Ability to work with a team to provide technical guidance, plan, organize and coordinate activities of a health technician in order to effectively complete job duties of assignment such as distributing workload, monitoring the status and progress of work, monitoring accuracy of work.
(f) Ability to assist in Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical) development, outcome management and strategic planning.
(g) Ability to perform successful knowledge transfer regarding the use of telehealth technologies.
Prior Military medic or Corpsman experience
Office of Connected Care-Certified Store and Forward Preceptor (TeleRetinal Program)-Active Certification
Office of Connected Care-Certified Store and Forward Preceptor (TeleDermatology Program) Active Certification
Prior VVC (VA Video Connect) experience
1-3 years or more of active Telehealth training of VA staff
References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/96 PART II APPENDIX G50 HEALTH TECHNICIAN (TELEHEALTH CLINICAL), GS-0640
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-07.
Physical Requirements: The work requires some physical exertion such as prolonged periods of standing, bending, reaching, crouching, stooping, stretching, and lifting moderately heavy items such as manuals, record boxes, equipment or assisting patients. The work requires above average agility and dexterity. The incumbent may be required to travel between VA and/or Non-VA clinical care sites and possession of a valid driver's license may be required.
If your school has changed names, or is no longer in existence, you must provide this information in your application.
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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/
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