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 Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Health Technician in Albuquerque, New Mexico Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Health Technician – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 167799Start Date: 11/27/2019End Date: 12/04/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/04/2019. 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-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. 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-05) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Perform interosseous vascular access as ordered according to established policy and procedures. Documents and reports results appropriately and accurately measures and records intake and output. Performs EKG’s and establishes continuous cardiac and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring for patients. Recognizes abnormalities and takes immediate action to report abnormal vital signs, capillary blood glucose, or any symptoms of distress to the attention of appropriate ED team members. Uses sound judgment to work with the RN staff to prioritize patients with acute medical needs and institute timely interventions. Assists in the extrication of unconscious, injured, or ill patients using correct emergency extrication and stabilization methods. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Computer SkillsDiagnostic Medical TestingPatient CareSpecimen CollectionTechnical 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. 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: Good vision and hearing are required to collect patient data; above average agility and dexterity; frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting, bending, stretching, pushing, turning, and at times lifting heavy equipment of patients; use of good body mechanics and stamina to withstand stress; transporting patients to procedures is necessary. 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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