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Supervisory Medical Instrument Technician (Hemodialysis) – Richmond, Virginia
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 13120Start Date: 11/02/2018End Date: 11/15/2018
Basic Requirements: Citizenship: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education: There is no specific educational requirements for this occupation; education may be substituted for experience only at the GS-4 and GS-5 levels. Licensure or Certification: Certification by one of the following organizations is highly desirable at this level: Nephrology Certification Commission (NNCC), Board of Nephrology Examiners, Inc. Nursing and Technology (BONENT), National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO), and the International Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technical (ICC) in conjunction with the United States Certification Commission (USCC). Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are also desirable for employees at this level. English Language Proficiency: Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Grade Determinations:
One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-9 level), which is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled and must meet the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) at that level. Specialized experience for GS-9 level includes: knowledge of the more complex examination and treatment procedures and techniques such as those provided for acutely ill patients and peritoneal dialysis in order to provide training and supervision in these procedures; knowledge of JACHO and other regulatory requirements; ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels; ability to manage and supervise employees and ability to provide, or provide for, staff development and training. Individuals at the GS-10 level: plan and direct programs at affiliated medical centers and their satellite outpatients clinics and have full supervisory responsibility for a large staff of non-supervisory personnel and at least one subordinate team leader or supervisor. Typically, these duties include assigning and evaluating the work of subordinate staff resolving which may interfere with patient examination or treatment providing dialysis technician services in mie complex and non-standard cases; evaluating new products and equipment and making recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations; participating as an instructor in the facility’s clinical training program; making final decisions on selections based on recommendations from subordinate supervisors or leads; evaluating performance; taking disciplinary action when necessary; and identifying educational or training needs. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSA’s and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSA’s designated by an asterisk (*): Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Advances knowledge of the most complex and non-standard treatment and examination procedures and techniques.
*2. Ability to plan and assist in the establishment of a completely integrated treatment and examination program.
*3. Ability to evaluate new products and equipment and make recommendations concerning developments which would improve operations.
*4. Ability to manage fiscal matters, of the functions supervised (which would include fund controls, contracts, and equipment expenditures), forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget.
*5. Knowledge of and ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; selection of staff; and recommendation of awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions. References: VA Handbook, 5005/54, Part II, Appendix G27, MEDICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated June 7, 2012 and OPM Group Coverage qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-10. Physical Requirements: Physical requirements in this position requires repetitive motion,standing, walking, reaching, stooping, moderate lifting objects up to 15-45 pounds, pushing heavy or bulky carts, stocking supplies and at times may be physically demanding, sometimes for extended periods of time.
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