To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.
GL-05: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree in a major field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, or that included at least 24 semester hours in courses such as biology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, medical technology, or physics. Of the 24 semester hours, at least 12 must have been in a field directly related to the specialization of the position.
GL-06: Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position.
NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). The education MUST be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here. Transcripts MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. (If you are selected for this position, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.)
For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service, and include experience in operating, supervising the operation of, or instructing in the operation of equipment related to the particular specialization for which application is made. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled. Experience gained in the operation of equipment in a specialization directly related to the specialization may be credited through the GS-5 level.
Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
- Experience that demonstrates knowledge of basis nursing care activities as required to meet the needs of End Stage Renal Disease patients.
- Experience assisting with a variety of dialysis procedures.
- Experience in obtaining appropriate laboratory specimens as required for a patient undergoing hemodialysis.
- Experience ordering and stocking supplies for a Dialysis Unit.
ORCombination of Education & Experience
- Experience that demonstrates knowledge of specialized care for End Stage Renal Disease patients.
- Experience in the operation and function of dialysis equipment and the maintenance required to ensure safe and efficient dialysis for patients.
- Experience cannulating, initiating, terminating, and providing Intradalytic monitoring of the dialysis treatment.
- Experience in coordinating the delivery of special supplies and equipment through vendors and other resources such as community hospitals.
Combinations of successfully completed post high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment questionnaire. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the Best Qualified category who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume. Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.
In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest qualified category as defined by category rating procedures.
What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?
The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:
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- Ability to organize the workflow of clerical and administrative support functions.
- Knowledge of methods, techniques, and procedures to perform job activities on various types of medical equipment and systems.
- Ability to relate and deal effectively with physicians, superiors, peers, and others.
- Practical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.
- Ability to recognize, report, and record changes in patient’s physical and emotional condition.