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Surgical Technician – Decatur, Georgia
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 45576Start Date: 02/06/2019End Date: 02/21/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/21/2019. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-06 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: preparing and organizing highly complex sterile surgical set-ups, providing direct assistance to the surgeon, alerting other medical personnel of potentially dangerous surgical occurrences, and independently preparing and applying sterile dressings following procedure(s). A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicant wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have one full year of graduate education which includes courses in subjects directly related to the position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. Unofficial transcripts required if qualifying solely on education. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education as described above. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
CommunicationsMedical InformationTechnical Competence 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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Preferred Qualifications: Current, recent experience working as a Surgical Technician that demonstrates knowledge of current practices, techniques, and medical competence. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Physical and mental stamina are required, the duties involve frequently working under considerable stress, tense (sometimes life-threatening) situations and with patients who are in a sedated state with loss of orientation. The work involves long, strenuous hours of standing, stooping, bending, and stretching without a break during procedures that require intense concentration. The work also involves frequent lifting to position or transport handicapped or anesthetized patients and requires strenuous physical exertion and agility. Manual dexterity and agility are required to correctly assemble, test, or repair instruments. Strain is incurred in staying alert on long cases under difficult situations. Scheduled for on-call for emergency procedures on a rotation basis, including holidays and weekends. Expected to respond, if reached, for life-threatening emergency, even when not on-call. Expected to stay beyond shift if more than two rooms are running beyond 3:30pm. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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