Medical Instrument Tech (Endoscopy) Job in Asheville, North Carolina – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Medical Instrument Tech (Endoscopy) – Asheville, North Carolina
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 255921
Start Date: 05/07/2020
End Date: 05/21/2020

Qualification Summary
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005. Preferred Experience: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Grade Determinations:
GS-6 Gastroenterology (GI) Technicians Experience: You must have at least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-5) which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled. This would be experience which provided knowledge handling GI instruments, supplies, and equipment during endoscopic procedures; collecting, processing and labeling specimens; obtaining vital signs and documenting pertinent information in patient’s records. In addition, you must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to set up endoscopy equipment, ensuring endoscopes and ancillary equipment functions properly.
2. Ability to aid the physician with standard and routine procedures such as colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).
3. Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy in order to assist practitioner with routine standardized gastroenterology procedures.
4. Ability to interact with patients explaining procedures and positioning the patient for the procedure, recognizing disabilities or impaired mobility and assisting the patient as necessary.
5. Ability to reprocess and maintain specialty critical reusable medical equipment (RME), following approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and universal precautions.
6. Ability to use basic computer systems and programs to record patient and endoscopic data, adhering to patient privacy and information security policies.
7. Ability to manually clean and disinfect non-critical reusable equipment and surfaces, dispose of one-time-use equipment and trash per facility policy, and restock supplies such as linens, suction equipment, and cleaning products. GS-7 GI Technician (Full Performance Level) Experience: You must have at least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled. This would be experience which provided knowledge in proficient handling and adjustment of GI instruments, supplies, and equipment during endoscopic and other procedures; collecting, processing and labeling specimens; obtaining vital signs, attaching monitoring devices, oxygen, completing EKGs, starting IVs, performing phlebotomy, and documenting all pertinent information in the patient’s records. In addition, you must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of endoscopic equipment and use in basic and complex endoscopic procedures.
2. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to the GI system, with ability to recognize and report obvious abnormalities during procedures.
3. Ability to assist physician with specialized, complex procedures.
4. Knowledge of universal precautions and disinfection techniques and ability to follow SOP’s to clean reusable medical equipment (RME).
5. Ability to collaborate, communicate, and demonstrate customer service skills and interpersonal skills with all healthcare professionals to ensure quality and continuity of care.
6. Ability to use basic computer systems and programs to record patient and endoscopic data, adhering to patient privacy and information security policies.
7. Ability to deliver patient care, including vital sign measurements and medication administration. References: VA Handbook 5005/54, Part II, Appendix G27, Medical Instrument Technician Qualification Standard, GS-649 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-7. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-6 to GS-7. Physical Requirements: Duties regularly require providing manual assistance in lifting and positioning patients, most of which are in varying stages of unconsciousness. There are extensive periods of regular and recurring standing, walking, bending, lifting, pushing, reaching, and prolonged stretching to provide easy accessibility of instruments and supplies for the endoscopist. Incumbent must demonstrate dexterity in passing instruments to endoscopist without compromising principles of aseptic technique and in a manner requiring little or no effort from the endoscopist. Incumbent must be able to operate a personal computer, patient monitoring equipment, automated high level disinfection processor, related processing equipment, and procedural equipment. .Work is performed in an environment in a variety of settings which involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions. Work is also performed in an environment that requires proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) attire to be worn and adherence to the proper use of PPE attire. The Medical Instrument Technician has regular and recurring exposure to pure oxygen, blood/body fluids that may be infectious and require safety precautions.

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