Medical Instrument Technician (GI)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 22, 2018
Closes
Jun 22, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Basic Requirements:

    a. Citizenship. Citizenship of the United States.
    b. Education. There are no specific educational requirements for this occupation. Education may be substituted for experience only at the GS-4 and GS-5 levels. See the grade requirements part of this standard for information regarding educational substitutions.
    c. Licensure or Certification. Licensure or Certification is not required for this occupation; however, it is strongly desirable at GS-6 or above as evidence of possession of the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities. For certain functional areas at the higher levels or supervisory assignments, specific certifications appropriate to the specialty are indicated in this standard under "Titles and Certification/Registrations".

    Grade Determinations:

    GS-4 (Entry Level):
    Experience and Education: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the position to be filled. Six months of this experience may have been in medically related fields such as nursing assistant, practical nursing, or similar fields. The remaining six months must have been in operating diagnostic and therapeutic equipment covered by this occupation. Experience gained in the operation of equipment for animal diagnosis or treatment may be credited at this level.
    ~OR~
    Education. Successful completion of two (2) years of education above high school or an associate's degree with a major field of study directly related to the medical instrument technician occupation. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
    ~AND~
    In addition to the experience or education above, at the GS-4 level, you must fully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) below:
    knowledge of basic medical terminology
    Ability to learn the components, operating characteristics, and settings of the equipment to be used.
    Ability to learn typical patient reactions to the basic procedures involved and ability to recognize signs of distress.
    Ability to learn the standard positions for the procedure being conducted.
    Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

    GS-5:
    In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-5 level, you must meet one of the following requirements:
    Experience:
    At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the position to be filled. This would be experience in operating equipment related to the particular specialization for which application is made or in related functional areas. Experience gained in the operation of equipment for animal diagnosis or treatment may be credited through this grade level.
    ~OR~
    Education: Successful completion of four (4) academic years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation, or a bachelor's degree in a major field of study appropriate to medical instrument technician functions. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. ~AND~
    In addition to the experience or education above, at the GS-5 level, you must fully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) below:
    Knowledge of standard medical terminology to interpret physician orders or instructions.
    Knowledge of common physical disabilities and ability to position patients for the examination or treatment.
    Ability to learn the normal and abnormal results for routine procedures to recognize and report obvious abnormalities.
    Ability to operate the equipment to administer routine/standard diagnostic treatment or procedures.
    Ability to perform standard operator maintenance on the equipment including the ability to disassemble, clean, reassemble, and calibrate the machine.

    GS-6:
    In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-6 level, you must meet the following requirements:
    Experience:
    You must have at least one (1) full year of progressively responsible assignments and experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-5) which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities that are directly related to the duties of the positions to be filled.
    ~AND~
    In addition to the experience above, at the GS-6 level, you must fully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) below:
    Ability to set up endoscopy equipment, ensuring endoscopes and ancillary equipment functions properly.
    Ability to aid the physician with standard and routine procedures such as colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).
    Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy in order to assist practitioner with routine standardized gastroenterologist procedures.
    Ability to interact with patients explaining procedures and positioning the patient for the procedure, recognizing disabilities or impaired mobility and assisting the patient as necessary.
    Ability to reprocess and maintain specialty critical reusable medical equipment (RME), following approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and universal precautions.
    Ability to use basic computer systems and programs to record patient and endoscopic data, adhering to patient privacy and information security policies.
    Ability to manually clean and disinfect non-critical reusable equipment and surfaces, dispose of one-time-use equipment and trash per facility policy, and restock supplies such as linens, suction equipment, and cleaning products.
    Certification. No certification is required; however, it is desirable that employees at this level have BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) certification.

    GS-7 (Full performance Level)
    In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-7 level, you must meet the following requirements:
    Experience. At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the positions to be filled.
    This would be experience which provided knowledge of proper performance of endoscopic equipment and procedures.
    ~AND~
    In addition to the experience above, at the GS-7 level, you must fully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) below:
    Knowledge of endoscopic equipment and use in basic and complex endoscopic procedures.
    Knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to the GI system, with ability to recognize and report obvious abnormalities during procedures.
    Ability to assist physician with specialized, complex procedures.
    Knowledge of universal precautions and disinfection techniques and ability to follow SOP's to clean reusable medical equipment (RME).
    Ability to collaborate, communicate, and demonstrate customer service skills and interpersonal skills with all healthcare professionals to ensure quality and continuity of care.
    Ability to use basic computer systems and programs to record patient and endoscopic data, adhering to patient privacy and information security policies.
    Ability to deliver patient care, including vital sign measurements and medication administration.
    Certification. No certification is required; however, it is desirable that employees at this level have BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) certification.

    Physical Requirements: The primary age of patients treated and cared for are typically between the ages of 18-60 years of age through a significant percentage may be older than 60.The position requires the incumbent to possess or develop an understanding of the particular needs of these types of patients.

    References: VA Handbook 5005/54, Part II, Appendix G27- Medical Instrument Technician Qualification Standard.


    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

    Note: 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.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

    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.

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