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Job opening: Health Technician (Podiatry)

Salary: $44 117 - 57 354 per year
City: Bay Pines
Published at: Mar 11 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Provide clinical support to the Surgery Service / Podiatry Section and is directly responsible to the Chief of Podiatry at the CW Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


Major duties include but aren't limited to: Prepare podiatric work-up, x-rays, laboratory or other requests, as required. Debride warts, diabetic ulcers and assess for infection. Assigned a daily clinic and perform routine foot care for over 300 at-risk patients per month under direct and indirect supervision of Podiatry staff. Perform a variety of standardized and routine procedures that are non-invasive. Request, obtain and prepare aerobic cultures and pathology specimens. Develop a variety of accommodative devices to correct or alleviate injury or pathologic foot conditions. Perform prep and variety of ankle/foot tapings in treatment for injuries. Assure proper stock levels and care of all instruments used in the Podiatry clinic. Assist medical staff with or perform diagnostic procedures used to diagnose medical conditions. Adjust equipment and retakes tests as indicated. Determine technical factors, set controls and operates equipment and instruments. Work Schedule: M-F 7:00 am-3:30pm. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician (Podiatry)/PD516-10827-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Not approved. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.



To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/19/2024. 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. 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. This position has an individual occupational requirement. Specialized Experience: Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. AND You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: 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 specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: perform preliminary examination and evaluation of patients; perform debridement of ingrown, elongated or fungal toenails with and without cautery; perform a variety of standardized and routine procedures that are non-invasive; fit multiple types of orthoses, impression casts feet for othoses, and measures feet for correct fit or special order footwear; perform various routine and general clinic administrative functions including ordering and stocking of supply items, medications accountability, ensuring quality control stock rotation; assist medical staff with or perform diagnostic procedures used to diagnose medical conditions; adjust, adapt, and operate specialized equipment and accessories needed for procedures; determine technical factors, set controls and operate equipment and instruments. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Clinical Data Collection/DocumentationCustomer Service (Clerical/Technical)Diagnostic Medical TestingMedical Information 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 is primarily sedentary but also requires some standing, walking, bending, lifting and carrying of light items. The work requires above average agility and dexterity. The work also requires heavy lifting of equipment and patients. Manual dexterity in handling instruments is required in order to accurately perform duties and avoid injury. 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/.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Transcripts not required.


  • Address CW Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 10000 Bay Pines Boulevard Bay Pines, FL 33744 US
  • Name: Hunter Hobbs
  • Phone: 615-983-3252
  • Email: [email protected]


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