Job Title:Medical Instrument Technician (Gastroenterology)
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:NCMD13634213966128D
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/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, September 25, 2013 to
Tuesday, October 08, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
Term NTE 2 years|
|2 vacancies in the following location:|
Fort Bliss, TX United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
This position is a TERM position. It is temporary and may not exceed 2 years.
This position is located in Fort Bliss, Texas at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center.
Since 1921, William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) has provided care for military personnel and their eligible family members. WBAMC is one of two trauma centers in El Paso County and consists of twelve stories that cover more than a half-million square feet of floor space. WBAMC provides trauma care to the surrounding community and a full range of medical care to Fort Bliss, which supports over 19,000 troops and will grow to over 37,000 as it undergoes the largest post expansion in the Army. William Beaumont offers an array of programs in many medical disciplines and has close partnerships with higher learning institutions. The medical center is easily accessible and offers ample free parking, an exchange, dining facility, barber shop, cleaners, flower shop, chapel, credit union, gym, and more. The staff members of William Beaumont are closely-knit and consider each other as a unified team with the goal of providing excellent patient care. Caring for our soldiers and their families is an excellent way of showing our support. To learn more, visit www.wbamc.amedd.army.mil
Who May Apply:
- Moving expenses will not be paid.
- Position may require On-Call status.
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Medical Instrument Technician (Gastroenterology), you will:
- Assist the General Surgery Staff in the performance of procedures such as biopsy (cold and hot), diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhage, retrieval of foreign bodies, assessment of function, diliation of strictures, placement of conduits, stents, and other devices.
- Perform in-service orientations to medical staff on procedures and equipment, to include basic functions as well as maintainence, upgrades, new technology, and additional accessories.
- Secure patient cooperation by explaining basic aspects of the procedure and allaying fears.
- Prepare gastroenterology equipment for use in designated medical procedures.
- Coordinate the use of specialized medical equipment with other departments, such as endoscopy, colonscope, and laser equipment.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-06) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience, as a Medical Instrument Technician, assisting physicians during various gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures, providing direct patient care, operating monitoring/recording devices, and preparing examination rooms for patient procedures.
- Education Substitution:
completion of at least one full year of graduate-level education progressing
toward a masters or higher degree that is directly related to the work of the
- Combination of Education and Experience: If
you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you
may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and
education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months
of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate
education by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at
least 100% to qualify.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- Skill in Medical Technical Support
- Skill in Oral and Written Communication
- Ability to Provide Pre-and Intra-operative Patient Care
- Ability to Use Gastroenterology Equipment
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
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If you are a male AND if you were born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Direct Deposit of pay is required.
- You may be required to serve one year in a trial/probationary status.
- Personnel Security Investigation required.
- This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
- This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 (Condition of employment for certain Civilian positions identified as Critical under the Department of Army Drug-Free Workplace Program) requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing.
- Successful completion of a pre-placement physical examination is required.
- Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.
- All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification Current Advanced Life Support of other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
- Selected applicant must provide documents for credentialing.
- This position requires a Childcare Background Check (CNACI).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (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. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.