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 Surgical Technician in Erie, Pennsylvania Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Surgical Technician – Erie, Pennsylvania
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 538499Start Date: 11/18/2021End Date: 12/10/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/09/2021. 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 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: Functions as a primary scrub person responsible for handling instruments, supplies, and equipment during all surgical and endoscopic procedures such as: urology, ophthalmology, podiatry, a full range of general surgery procedures, a full range of gastrointestinal/endoscopy procedures, ophthalmology and orthopedic surgery Sets up sterile field with all required items for each procedure such as air-powered equipment, battery powered equipment, fiber optic equipment, endoscopic scopes and equipment, microscopes, lasers, arthroscopy equipment, urologic equipment, recording devices, and other operating room supplies and equipment Plans and discusses each procedure with surgical professionals and assures that all supplies and equipment are available prior to the surgical procedure Prepares, organizes, and maintains highly complex sterile surgical setups Observes and responds promptly to each stage of the surgical procedure and anticipates the needs of the surgeon by maintaining a high level of concentration for extended periods of time Utilizes universal precautions and follows all infection control policies and procedures when handling specimens, supplies, and equipment Assists the team members with care of the patient, i.e., positioning, prepping, and obtaining supplies Handles all specimens appropriately You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
CommunicationPlanning and EvaluatingSelf-DirectionTechnical 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: Duties regularly require providing manual assistance in lifting and positioning patients, most of who are at various 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 surgeon. Incumbent must be dexterous in passing instruments to surgeons without compromising principles of aseptic technique and in a manner requiring little or no effort from the surgeon. 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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