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 an Intermediate Care Technician Emergency Department in San Diego, California Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Intermediate Care Technician Emergency Department – San Diego, California
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 174042Start Date: 12/03/2019End Date: 12/18/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/18/2019. 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: performs and interprets vital sign measurement, pulse oximetry, peak flow measurement, 12 lead electrodiagram, bladder scans, visual acuity, capnography and incentive spirometry; reports deviations from normal values; recognizes life threatening emergencies and initial response; identifies emergency situations; assist during emergency procedures; observes high risk patients; performs sterile technique; and performs would packing following incision and drainage; 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-level education in courses that are directly related to the work of this position (an academic year of graduate study is 18 semester hours; a copy of transcripts or a course listing must be provided). OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education which is qualifying at the GS-07 level (When combining education with experience, first determine our total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the GS-07 level; then determine your experience as a percentage of the experience required for the GS-07 level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for the GS-07 level. For example, you have 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position. (Remember, transcripts are required when basing all or part of qualifications on education.) You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Diagnostic Medical TestingEmergency CareInterventionMedical InformationPatient Care 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: The work involves periods of heavy lifting and movement of patients. Generally, the work requires recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, and positioning of patients. 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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