The Health Technician at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The candidate provides assistance of a technical, specialized, or support nature to health and medical personnel in the diagnosis or treatment of patient illnesses or medical conditions. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Individual Occupational Requirements GS 6 grade level (full performance level): Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS 5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: receiving and interpreting requests for procedures; securing patients confidence/cooperation; setting up equipment, determining technical factors, and setting controls; operating equipment and assisting with diagnostic procedures; positioning patients for procedures; handling clerical/administrative support and coordination; maintaining patient records; performing personal patient care; maintaining control records and documenting test results; receiving and directing patients; Determining the nature of inquiry and independently responding to all administrative questions. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify you must have at least 9 semester hours or 13.5 quarter hours of graduate level education that is directly related to primary care. A transcript is required. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. A combination of completed post high school education and experience to meet total qualification requirements. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Applies Technology to Tasks Customer Service Attention to Detail Diagnostic Medical Testing 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 pace ranges from sedentary to a very rapid pace to include walking, standing, bending, and reaching. Includes lifting and positioning patients in/onto exam position or on/off gurney, and or wheelchair. Work requires specific, but common, physical abilities such as agility and dexterity to position patients for examination or treatment in usual alternate positions for patients with common disabilities. Heavy lifting occasionally may be required to relocate clinic equipment or patients. 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/. ["This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements at the time their application is submitted. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Provides assistance of a technical, specialized, or support nature to health and medical personnel in the diagnosis or treatment of patient illnesses or medical conditions. Supports medical and health care professionals in tests and procedures to diagnose and treat medical conditions. Performs technical work in support of diagnostic tests and procedures. Operates and maintains medical instruments and equipment for diagnostic and treatment procedures Receives requests or instructions for procedures and interprets them for medical or health care personnel. Explains procedures, positions patients for desired results, and cushions and shields patients as appropriate. Adjusts and adapts specialized equipment for difficult procedures. Schedules procedures and coordinates with other services. Maintains administrative and clinical files. Assists medical staff with or performs diagnostic procedures used to diagnose medical conditions. Checks appointments and tests, and coordinates all activities and appointments for the clinical area Performs difficult specialized tests and measurements that are preliminary to the physician's treatment of the patient. Monitors patients for adverse reactions and takes corrective action based on established policy and past experience. Provides clerical and administrative support to the unit and maintains patient's records/charts. Collects data from patient's records and prepares summaries of records in response to a variety of requests. Performs direct patient support work to include collecting information from patients, providing personal patient care, and educating patients on pretesting and post procedure activities. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Work Schedule: Varies Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician/PD02908A and PD046380 Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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.