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Job Title:Pathways Student Trainee (Allied Health)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:757-13-188E-910958

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$28,725.00 to $37,340.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 17, 2013 to Friday, June 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0699-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time 30 hours - Other Student NTE 9/30/2013

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Columbus, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 910958

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?

 

At the Columbus, VA we honor those who serve through our unwavering commitment to provide the Excellent Care that every Veteran deserves. Columbus VA is a Veteran-centric medical center, where our doctors, nurses and staff fully consider the comprehensive needs of Every Veteran. At the Columbus VA, we consider it our mission to do everything we can, Every Time, to positively affect the lives of Veterans.

 

This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program.  The program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school.  The Internship provides manager's a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements.  It also provides the student with work experience directly related to the curriculum studies or career goals while offering eligibility for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment upon completion.  For more information on Internship opportunities within the Department of Veterans Affairs, please visit http://MyCareeratVA.va.gov/CareerPath/Internships


KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or National to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Be at least 16 years old (by closing date of this vacancy announcement).
  • Accepted for/Currently enrolled in a qualified educational institution.
  • Must be willing to relocate.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Primary Care at Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Your duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

·         Trainees would help support Personalized Health Plan pilot teams by providing health coaching services to Veterans with active personalized health plans.  

·         Health Coaching services would primarily be delivered via telephone visits and secure messaging with the patient.  

·         Services would focus on developing self-management skills, building confidence in managing health and providing overall support for the Veterans health goals.  

Work Schedule: Part-time hours will be determined based upon the needs of the VA and the student’s academic schedule.
Position Description Title/PD#: 03685-0 

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

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General Experience: GS-04: Applicants must possess one (1) year of general experience. GENERAL EXPERIENCE is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of this position being filled.

OR

EDUCATION:

Two (2) years of education above the high school level. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school in the following areas of study:

o   Social Work

o   Psychology

o   Dietetics

o   Physical Rehab

o   Nursing

Transcripts must have be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

OR

Equivalent combinations of post-high school education and general experience to meet the total requirements.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position. 

1.     Provide education to Veterans on process for developing a Personalized Health Plan (PHP)

2.     Tracking contact hours with Veterans on their PHP

3.     Work with Teamlet to select appropriate Veterans to participate with the PHP.

4.     Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from a  variety of backgrounds and levels of understanding.

5.     Data collection for outcomes from PHP program

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at least half-time in an accredited school and in good academic standing.


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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  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.

Physical Requirements: The work is basically sedentary, but a great deal of moving to all parts of the Ambulatory Care Center may be required. Other physical demands include reaching, bending, stretching, and carrying light loads of supplies, near vision correctable at 13” to 16”; hearing (aid permitted).

 

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.


HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified during the review process.  If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.
Note: If selected for a Temporary Appointment (i.e. an appointment limited to one year or less):

You are excluded from health benefits coverage if you are:
     •  serving under an appointment limited to one year or less and you have not completed at least one year of current continuous employment, excluding any break in service of 5 days or less; or
     •  expected to work less than 6 months in each year.

You are eligible for FEHB coverage if:
     •  your full-time or part-time temporary appointment has a regular tour of duty and follows a position in which you were insured, with a break in service of no more than 3 days;
     •  you are a Presidential appointee appointed to fill an unexpired term;or
     •  your appointment follows, with a break in service of no more than 3 days, a position in which you were insured.


VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies.  This position may be authorized for telework.  Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.



OTHER INFORMATION:

"Placement Policy:   The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion.  The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.  Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position."

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



HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW TO APPLY: All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

 

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 21, 2013 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  • Resume
  • Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
  • Transcripts

 

You will not be contacted for additional information.

 

 

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdfand provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 910958.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 21, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire.
View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print the 1203FX form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf), follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Rhonda L. Kridner
Phone: (614)257-5884
Email: RHONDA.KRIDNER@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA ACC Columbus
Department of Veteran Affairs
420 North James Road
Columbus, OH
43219-1837

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address notifying them of their application status.  If no e-mail address is provided, you will receive this notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.

Those candidates who are referred to the hiring official for further consideration will be contacted if an interview is requested.  Once a selection has been made and confirmed, all non-selected candidates will be notified of their non-selection.


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Job Announcement Number:

757-13-188E-910958

Control Number:

345735200