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Job Title:Health Technician (IV Services)-CC-DE

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:NIH-CC-DE-14-1189723

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,631.00 to $55,421.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 to Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0640-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Bethesda, MD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

If you have experience in providing intravenous (IV) services in a clinical setting, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the Clinical Center's Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. For more information, visit http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/drd/index.html.    The position is a member of a team that provides IV services for patients in the Clinical Center undergoing research. 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Pre-employment medical screening may be required.
  • Emergency essential employee.
  • This position includes evening hours.

DUTIES:

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The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Function as a health technician (IV Services) in an active clinic;
  • Collaborate with doctors, head nurses, and other nursing staff on a daily basis;
  • Perform venipunctures due to complexity of patient draws;
  • Place peripheal IVs for inpatients and outpatients after reviewing all pertinent paperwork and laboratory results;
  • Insert IV catheters, flush for patency and attach saline locks to allow for use for radiology contrast/isotope administration in patients;
  • Review pertinent paperwork and laboratory results in preparation for IV placement;
  • Insert a heparin or saline lock in patients when requested by the physician or nursing staff;
  • Use biohazard guidelines for the disposal of needles;
  • Apply epidemiology guidelines for isolation restrictions for patients with tuberculosis or other infectious organisms;
  • Trains other health care workers in the proper performance of venipunctures; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-7 LEVEL:
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in the Federal Government.   Examples of qualifying experience include: providing IV services in a clinic or inpatient setting; inserting IV catheters for patients undergoing radiologic testing; observing patients while performing venipuncture for any signs of abnormal conditions; performing complex procedures such as the insertion of heparin locks; interpreting results of tests based on previous experience and observations; demonstrating excellent customer service and communication skills; and utilizing standard infection control, safety, and universal precaution procedures.

 

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; spiritual; community; social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable trainining and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 

View Assessment Questions


Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
  • Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
  • Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date,  Tuesday, September 02, 2014, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

OTHER INFORMATION:

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

This position is designated as an 'emergency' position and the selected candidate will be considered an 'emergency' employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances, e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapse in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations for operations 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage. 

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.  You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes
  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)

For additional information, click on the links below:

Additional Information on How to Apply

Information on Reasonable Accommodation

For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at hrss@nih.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Tuesday, September 02, 2014.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Amanda J. Clatterbaugh
Phone: (301)234-6509
Email: CLATTERBAUGHAJ@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Tuesday, September 02, 2014, you may check your status online at USAJOBS.  We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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Job Announcement Number:

NIH-CC-DE-14-1189723

Control Number:

378379200