The Equipment Servicer provides safe and reliable utilization of medical devices in the MVAHCS. In addition to equipment knowledge, the work requires knowledge of basic anatomy and the purpose and use of the equipment; and the ability to interact with professional medical staff in identifying problems, providing training, and tailoring equipment to specific clinical requirements to perform his/her duties.
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Major duties are in five areas of support: Maintenance and Repair that includes, Innovative Technology, Equipment Life Cycle Management, and Technical Support, along with Risk Management and Quality Assurance, Network and Systems. Tasks in these areas may include but are not limited to:
Assemble, maintenance, repairs, modify and inspects electrical and manual wheelchairs and complex durable equipment.
Tests equipment for proper function, conducts preventive maintenance inspection and instructs user in operator-level preventive maintenance of equipment.
Maintain patient records
Designs, fabricates, adapts hardware to chairs and reconfigure seating modalities
Maintains adequate inventory of parts and supplies
Stay abreast of innovated technologies through industry training and education
Conduct electrical safety tests
Proactively mitigates and minimizes equipment risk to ensure safety of patients and staff
Utilizes and maintains computer and server based medical equipment, medical record databases, and proprietary and generic software.
Analyzes prescription for manual and power wheelchairs, and complex durable medical equipment.
Determines eligibility and medical entitlement for prosthetic items and services.
Authorizes and prepares complex purchase orders for a variety of medical supplies and repair.
Knowledge and ability to ready and interpret engineering specification, blueprints, wiring diagrams, procedure manuals.
Install, repair, remove, modify, align, calibrate, overhaul and perform preventive maintenance on systems and equipment for patients.
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday
Position Description Title/PD#: / PD 60389-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
4801 Miscellaneous General Equipment Maintenance
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Pre-employment physical required
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/16/2018.
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Communications and Media
Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
Preferred: Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) Certification
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/Working Conditions: Work assignments involve standing, stooping, bending, and frequently working in cramped and awkward positions for prolonged periods. Incumbent continually lifts from 10-40 pounds and, occasionally, objects weighting in excess of 40 pounds; other workers are available for assistance with heavier items. According to VA Handbook and Direction 5019
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