Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 878164

OUR MISSION:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. 

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

NOTE:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-4 to GS-8.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

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.

Important:  Current permanent VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System employees will be given first consideration. 

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Note: External candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive consideration prior to considering external non-preference applicants.

 

Duties

The individual selected will be responsible for patient care in the Omaha VA Dialysis Program and have 1 year of recent dialysis experience prefer.  The Dialysis Technician assigned to the Hemodialysis Unit will be able to monitor the dialysis systems for stable, chronic patients; understands medical treatment for patients with renal failure, and observes patients for desired action or adverse reactions. In addition, the hemodialysis technician recognizes and reacts to sign and symptoms that signal the onset of complications of dialysis such as hypotension or seizures. The individual must poses knowledge skills to set, operate, and disinfect all routine dialysis equipment used in this setting for unit or off unit treatments. The individual will have knowledge of the American Association of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) standards as they relate to RO water/dialysate quality, colony counts and actions to take if the results are out of range of expected values. Able to assist with the process to collecting water and dialysate samples, including laboratory entry, labeling and processing according to unit policy. Performs routine cannulation on patients with established grafts and fistulas and initiates dialysis assuring that patient pre dialysis observations have been done and recorded. Monitors dialysis treatments assuring proper documentation of treatment process and terminates treatment as per unit policy.

 

Work Schedule: Monday-Saturday, 4 ten-hour shifts.