QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: VA Handbook, Part II, Appendix G27 Medical Instrument Technician Qualification Standard GS-649.
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.
c. Licensure or Certification. Licensure or Certification is not required for this occupation: however, it is strongly desirable at the GS-6 or above as evidence of possession of the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities.
(a) 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 the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to independently conduct difficult but standardized echocardiographic examinations. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Knowledge of endoscopic equipment and use in basic and complex endoscopic procedures.
2. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to the GI system, with ability to recognize and report obvious abnormalities during procedures.
3. Ability to assist physician with specialized, complex procedures.
4. Knowledge of universal precautions and disinfection techniques and ability to follow SOP's to clean reusable medical equipment (RME).
5. Ability to collaborate, communicate, and demonstrate customer service skills and interpersonal skills with all healthcare professionals to ensure quality and continuity of care.
6. Ability to use basic computer systems and programs to record patient and endoscopic data, adhering to patient privacy and information security policies.
7. Ability to deliver patient care, including vital sign measurements and medication administration.
(c) Certification. No certification is required; however, it is desirable that employees at this level have BLS certification.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Proficiency in the English language is required for direct patient care positions. (P.L. 95-201).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Pre-employment Physical Required
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This position requires completion of a 1-years probationary period, if not already served.
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The VA has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. THIS POSITION IS CONSIDERED A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the detailed information submitted in your resume that reflects your knowledge, skills, and ability neccessary to meet the qualification of this position.