Medical Instrument Technician (Hemodialysis) Job in Providence, Rhode Island – Department of Veterans Affairs



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 Medical Instrument Technician (Hemodialysis) in Providence, Rhode Island Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Medical Instrument Technician (Hemodialysis) – Providence, Rhode Island
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 262427
Start Date: 05/19/2020
End Date: 05/27/2020

Qualification Summary
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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 chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part Grade Determinations: Experience; GS-08 Requirements: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in Federal service. Qualifying experience includes but is not limited to: performing dialysis on acutely ill patients including those within an intensive care setting. Assignments involve performing both peritoneal and hemodialysis procedures. The dialysis technician may participate in percutaneous renal biopsies, watching the patient during the procedure and properly processing the specimen. Assists the physician in peritoneal catheter insertions and observes the patient for vital signs and provides post-operative care. Provides instruction and monitors patients for home dialysis. Performs training of physicians, nurses, and technicians on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis techniques. (*To receive credit for these skills they must be documented in your application/ resume). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of the hemodialysis process and equipment needed for home/self-care including knowledge of common machine problems and repairs to such equipment. Knowledge of the equipment and procedures for peritoneal dialysis. Ability to assist the physician with percutaneous renal biopsies and peritoneal catheter insertion. Ability to provide instruction to dialysis patients in home/self-care and in the maintenance of the equipment. Ability to provide instruction for physicians, nurses, and other personnel in dialysis procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, etc. Certification: No certification is required; however, it is desirable that employees at this level have Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification References: VA Handbook 5005/54, Part II, Appendix G27 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08 Physical Requirements: Performance requires providing manual assistance in lifting and positioning patients. Requires regular and extensive periods of walking and standing. Requires bending and stooping. This position requires considerable dexterity.

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