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Health Technician (Orthotic Fitter)

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Loma Linda , CA 92350

Posted 2 months ago



Collaborates in a team-oriented, customer-driven, professional environment to develop new models of care that emphasize prevention, improve access and coordination of care; educate and empower patients and their families; enhance the customer experience with positive human interactions and therapeutic alliances; and promote the coordination, continuity and integration of care. Demonstrates flexibility, integrity and accountability with a work ethic that emphasizes excellence and quality.


The incumbent's principal duties and responsibilities are to be completed independently, these include, but are not limited to:
Receiving paperwork and consult prescriptions for prosthetic devices.Ensures the legal requirements governing eligibility and entitlement to prosthetic devices are met. Verifies legal requirements related to eligibility and entitlement for all prosthetic, orthotics, and sensory aids consults that are assigned to be processed.
Performs independently, repairing, fabricating, fitting of orthotic appliances.
Issues stock durable medical equipment items including but not limited to: heating pads, blood pressure cuffs, reachers, etc.
Authorizes and prepares routine and complex purchase orders for a wide variety of prosthetic and orthotic devices, medical supplies and durable medical equipment. These orders are complex because of the unique or highly technical nature of the item or service required.
Purchases appliances and manages the inventory for Prosthetics. Conducts routine physical inventory counts, updates inventory and keeps excess inventory to a minimum.Ensures inventory locations are kept clean and organized. Unpacks shipments, checks packing slips against orders and contents of the shipment, distributes special orders to the appropriate agent. Posts received stock items to Prosthetic Inventory Package (PIP). Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. schedule, but schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the organization.
Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician (Orthotic Fitter)/9692-O

The position demands a moderate degree of exertion and a high degree of dexterity, long periods of standing and long-distance walking around the Loma Linda campus.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
May serve a probationary period.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
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.

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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. 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.

GS-7 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: Knowledge of a wide variety of standard and custom medical equipment, prosthetic and orthotic appliances; cognizant with medical terms used to prescribe/describe the equipment and the sources from which the item/repair can be obtained to assure that it will meet the objective of the clinician and the patient; ability to read and understand prescriptions and orthotic procedures to undertake the fitting of orthotic appliances; know how to identify and palpate basic anatomical landmarks and surface anatomy appropriate to the item or items assigned; performs independently, fitting, repairing, fabricating of orthotic appliances. OR,
Education: To qualify based on education for this grade level, you must of completed one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of this position. The education must have been obtained in an accredited business, college, or university. Applicants may substitute education for the required experience (Unofficial Transcripts are Required).

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: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: .

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at .

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Alternate Application: If you are unable to apply online view the following Alternate Application Information instructions at

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

Documents Accepted:

Cover Letter
Other Veterans Document
Documents Required:

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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Health Technician (Orthotic Fitter)

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration