Health Technician (Optometry) Job in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Health Technician (Optometry) – Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 331508
Start Date: 09/24/2020
End Date: 10/05/2020

Qualification Summary
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. AND
To qualify for this Health Technician (Optometry) GS-5 grade level, applicant(s) must meet at least one of the following qualification requirements. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-4) in the Federal service that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position. 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 optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes possessing practical knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye; utilizing knowledge of common ophthalmic diseases and their effects and skill in using this information to perform specialized tests, diagnostic and treatment procedures; using practical knowledge and proper operating techniques for using ophthalmology instruments and equipment including lensometer, slit lamp, autorefractor, keratometer, phoropter, tonopen, pachymeter, HRT/OCT. A-scan, B-scan, fundus camera, topographer, visual field machines and lasers; and performing triage protocol making rapid and accurate observations while examining and treating patients, and accurately documenting patient condition, findings and treatments. -OR- SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position. -OR- COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education in subjects directly related to the position, and specialized experience which meets the total experience requirements for this position at the GS-5 grade level. To qualify for this Health Technician (Optometry) GS-6 grade level, applicant(s) must meet at least one of the following qualification requirements. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5) in the Federal service that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position. 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 optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled.
Specialized experience includes: possessing practical knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye; utilizing knowledge of common ophthalmic diseases and their effects and skill in using this information to perform specialized tests, diagnostic and treatment procedures; possessing knowledge of commonly used eye medications with indications and contraindications for their use and instill eye medications; using practical knowledge and proper operating techniques for using ophthalmology instruments and equipment including lensometer, slit lamp, autorefractor, keratometer, phoropter, tonopen, pachymeter, HRT/OCT, A-scan, B-scan, fundus camera, topographer, visual field machines and lasers; and performing triage protocol making rapid and accurate observations while examining and treating patients, modifying established procedures as appropriate, and accurately documenting patient condition, findings and treatments. -OR- SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Successful completion of six (6) months of graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience for the GS-6 grade level. Only education directly related to the position is creditable. -OR- COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education in subjects directly related to the position, and specialized experience meets the total experience requirements for this position at the GS-6 grade level. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Attention to DetailClinical Data Collection/DocumentationCustomer ServiceMedical Information IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; 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. 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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