Medical Instrument Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 01, 2017
Closes
Oct 31, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions and Health Care Occupations. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office Of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to select defense acquisition workforce positions, or 'EHA Acquisition,' pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    FOR GS-05: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-04) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include using basic instruments and diagnostic or treatment procedures; position patients for examination or treatment; and use basic medical terminology commonly used in the specialization.

    FOR GS-06: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-05) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include performing routine diagnostic or treatment procedures; position patients for examination or treatment; and use advanced medical terminology commonly used in the specialization.

    FOR GS-07: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-06) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include performing specific diagnostic or treatment procedures; recognize the existence of and differences among a few easily recognizable alternatives to position patients for examination or treatment; and use advanced medical terminology commonly used in the specialization.

    FOR GS-08: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-07) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include operating or instructing in the operation of equipment; performing routine and standard diagnostic or treatment procedures, patient instructions, and instrument cleaning and maintenance; adapt the instrument to the patient and/or select procedures based on patients' physical condition; and respond to emergencies and make recommendations to physicians based on observation of patients' responses.

    FOR GS-09: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-08) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include full responsibility for technical aspects of the specialization; involves diverse and complex technical problems operating, supervising the operation or instructing in the operation of equipment; patient instructions, and instrument cleaning and maintenance; adapt the instrument to the patient and/or select procedures based on patients' physical condition; and respond to emergencies and make recommendations to physicians based on observation of patients' responses.

    FOR GS-10: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include full responsibility and performance of a variety of specialized diagnostic and treatment procedures and technical aspects of the specialization; involves diverse and complex technical problems, supervising the operation or instructing in the operation of equipment; adapt the instrument to the patient and/or select procedures based on patients' physical condition; and respond to emergencies and make recommendations to physicians based on observation of patients' responses.

    FOR GS-11: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-10) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include full responsibility and performance of a variety of specialized diagnostic and treatment procedures and technical aspects of the specialization; involves diverse and complex technical problems, supervising the operation or instructing in the operation of equipment; adapt the instrument to the patient and/or select procedures based on patients' physical condition; and respond to emergencies and make recommendations to physicians based on observation of patients' responses.
    OR

    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-TECH
    AND

    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/medical-instrument-technician-series-0649/

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Knowledge of basic and commonly used medical equipment, supplies, and procedures sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
    2. Knowledge sufficient to gather and report patient information.
    3. Knowledge sufficient to prepare and administer commonly prescribed medications, and to recognized adverse medical reactions in patients.
    4. Ability to respond to patient emergencies using resuscitative techniques and first aid procedures.
    5. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
    6. Knowledge of various office automation software programs, tools, and techniques to support office operations and produce a variety of documents such as letters, reports, spreadsheets, databases, and graphs.
    7. Knowledge of medical terminology to allow communication with the medical staff, understand requests for studies, and report clinical findings from procedures performed.
    8. Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
    9. Practical understanding of medical data generated by patient/equipment connections.
    10. Some positions may require a practical knowledge of chemistry, pharmacology, physics, and mathematics.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • Position may require an appropriate security clearance
    • Employee may be required to maintain current certifications BLS, ACLS.
    • Duty position may require national certification through the Board of Registered Technologists (BRPT)
    • Position may require an appropriate security clearance.
    • Work may involve exposure to infection and contagious diseases.Position may be identified as having regular contact with children, requiring a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check to be completed on any person selected for the position

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    Additional Information:
    This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
    Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
    This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-11).