The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Health And Human Services. The opening is for a Surgical Technician in Phoenix, Arizona Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Surgical Technician – Phoenix, Arizona
Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services
Job ID: 122736Start Date: 07/15/2019End Date: 07/29/2019
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: One year specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level;
One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7 Individual Occupation Requirements – Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above): Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrist. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, your specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Providing assistance to surgeons during a variety of procedures (i.e., handle surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment); set up sterile fields with required items for each surgical procedures such as air-powered equipment, fiber-optic equipment, laparoscopy equipment, etc.; handle surgical specimens appropriately; train new operating room staff in the operation of equipment, sterile techniques, handling of instruments or procedures. Graduate Education: Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7. 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. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. Selective Placement Factor: Selective factors must represent knowledge, skills or abilities that are essential for successful job performance and cannot reasonably be acquired on the job during the period of orientation/training customary for the position being filled. Failure to meet this factor will result in the loss of consideration. You must submit a copy of your certification with your application. Applicants must have a current, unrestricted certification as a Surgical Technician or Technologist from ONE of the following programs: National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assistant (NBSTSA) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
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