The Health Technician will serve under the general supervision of the Chief of Podiatry Services. The Health Technician will provide patient care and support to routine cases and for a variety of specialized procedures in Acute Care and Specialties Service Line (Podiatry).
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The Health Technician will have delegated authority to provide patient care and support to routine cases of Podiatry patients as indicated by the patient's history, symptoms and signs. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performs a variety of specialized clinic procedures such as preliminary examination and evaluation of patients.
Performs a variety of standardized and routine procedures that are non-invasive; such as, debriding corns and calluses, trimming nails and providing blister care.
Assists Podiatrist in a variety of specialized treatments, surgical procedures and tests and receives and prepares patients for examination and treatment.
Ensures medicine cabinet is properly stocked.
Maintains a supply of sterilized instruments.
Preforms a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of clinic operations.
Coordinates and communication/correspondent interaction between patient, provider and other medical and non-medical professionals.
Oversees and conducts all biomedical aspects of the clinic and independently utilizes special technical knowledge to adjust testing parameters according to specific patient characteristics to optimize test performance and outcome.
Participates in cross-training among the different clinics/sections.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
Work Schedule: Monday
Friday, 8:00 a.m.
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: 9004-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Job family (Series)
0640 Health Aid And Technician
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 background/security investigation
Must have completed one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade of GS-06.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/23/2018.
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-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06. 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. 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 and/or education as described below:
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Competency 1 - Skill in conducting tests.
Competency 2 - Knowledge of special instruments and techniques used in podiatry treatments.
Competency 3 - The ability to communicate with physicians, nurses, staff and a variety of people from varied backgrounds.
Competency 4: Perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of clinic operations to include proper stock levels and care of instruments used in the clinic.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
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.
This type of work involves various physical demands requiring the employee to be versatile in the many functions performed. These include sedentary work performed at desk with intermittent standing, walking, bending, and lifting of lightweight records and supplies. May be required to assist in transporting and transferring patients from wheelchair or stretcher and the examination environment. Work requires above average agility and dexterity.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
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