REQUIRES: One (1) year of specialized experience that
equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform
successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to
the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable,
specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower
grade level of Federal service. Examples of experience include: performing both
clinical and administrative support duties; knowledge of various medical
services/procedures; assisting with standard and diagnostic procedures; taking
and recording vital signs; obtaining specimens; drawing blood by means of
venipuncture; performing oximetry and glucometry; performing
electrocardiograms; using various medical equipment in the performance of
tests; scheduling appointments; ordering laboratory tests; preparing and
maintaining patient medical records; and determining patient eligibility for
services. Your experience must be detailed in your resume to receive full
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: One semester (usually 9
hours) of graduate education from an accredited institution in a field that is
directly related to the work of this position. One year of full-time graduate
education is considered to be 18 semester hours unless otherwise specified by
the school. If you are using education to qualify, transcripts are required.
COMBINATION: An equivalent combination of
specialized experience and related graduate education as described that
demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of the position. To qualify by
a combination, the total qualifying experience will be calculated as a
percentage of the experience required for the grade level; and the education
will be calculated as a percentage of the education required for the grade
level. These two percentages will be added, and the total percentages must
equal at least 100 percent. If you are qualifying with a combination, your
experience must be documented in your resume and transcripts are required.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Skill in operating medical hardware used in
performance of tests and procedures to provide quality services to patients and
assist physicians and nurses.
Knowledge of basic health care science as they
relate to tests/procedures to be performed by the technician.
Knowledge of hospital departments and services in
order to respond to basic patient care.
Skill necessary to provide care appropriate to the
age of the patient served on his/her unit.
Knowledge of scheduling and clinic operating
procedures, clinic profiles, clinic requirements and internal processing
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work
requires the Health Technician to be mobile throughout the Medical Center as
needed, involving standing, walking, bending, pushing, and lifting (moderate to
heavy). He/she should be capable of prolonged standing/walking and be
physically capable of pushing equipment.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.