Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 890349

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.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .  

NOTE 1: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-6. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-3 to GS-6 The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s qualifications 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.

NOTE 2: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s qualifications and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

Duties

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WORK SCHEDULE:  MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 4:30PM

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Direct Patient Care: On an ongoing basis, provides quality care to patients with multi-system problems, including seriously and chronically-ill patients. Has knowledge and skill in performing support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures.  Utilizes verbal or written "hand off" interactive communication that allows the opportunity for questioning between giver and receiver of patient information.  Consistently distinguishes, evaluates, and reports subtle changes in patient status, and initiates appropriate action.  Proficient in initiating, performing and completing assigned duties in providing care to variable patient population.  Preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling instruments/equipments and monitoring the patient's condition before, during and following the procedure.  Observes, identifies, and responds to patients' needs of care, including medication and equipment-assisted care and recognizes deviations from normal.  Has knowledge and ability to recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations.  Indirect Patient Care: Accurately recognizes, reports, and records relevant to patient information: Assist with computer check-in and check-out of clinic appointments; Ensures that encounter form documentation for clinics is complete. Correctly documents in medical record using software computer programs.  Consistently practices Standard Precautions and other infection control measures, including good hand hygiene and promotes compliance with procedures for patients with suspected communicable disease, utilization of personal protective equipment, etc.  Contributes to smooth operation of clinic by consistently ensuring that support and administrative tasks are carried out.