This position is in the Specialty Clinics, Specialty Ambulatory Care Service, at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System, Tucson, AZ. You will be supporting clinic operations within the Medical Sub-Specialty and Surgical Clinics. You will also assist in the Specialty Clinics to provide direct patient care, collecting vitals, lab specimens, casting, patient phone calls, assisting with procedures, and handling reusable medical equipment. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: MUST possess 1 (one) year of specialized experience, equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the Health Technician position. To be creditable, this experience must be equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: working experience assisting in a specialty clinic to provide direct patient care, collecting vitals, lab specimens, casting, patient phone calls, assisting with procedures, and handling reusable medical equipment; providing support to podiatry and orthopedic service with casting as directed; performing EKG's and reporting results to specialty nursing staff; possessing knowledge of medical terminology including abbreviations, meaning and spelling. (Your resume must document your experience.) OR SUBSTITUTE EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: MUST possess a successful completion of at least six (6) months of graduate education or an internship to may be used to meet the specialized experience required. Education is creditable only in those instances where it is directly related to the position. (Transcript Required) OR COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: MUST possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience to meet the total requirements. Education is creditable only in those instances where it is directly related to the position. (Transcript required) AND 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 will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Attention to DetailComputer SkillsCustomer ServiceInterpersonal Skills 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/. ["***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Your duties can include but are not limited to the following: Provides support to Podiatry and Orthopedic service with casting as directed by medical providers or nursing staff. Identify irregularities in patient cardiac rhythm and utilize knowledge of cardiac rhythms to verify the data that is provided by EKG software; perform analysis of ECG data to create report, evaluate scan for provider notification criteria. Escorting patients to the exam room prior to clinic appointment, obtaining and recording accurate vital signs (height, weight, temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure), prepare rooms for exams/procedure, explain the purpose of procedures, and insure patient understanding. Possesses knowledge in operating and monitoring computerized EKG equipment to include standard and specialized examinations, as well as monitoring tracings to identify arrhythmias and when gross abnormalities appear, when to repeat procedure, when to stop test procedure, and when to emergently notify physician. Performs other duties as assigned. DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday - 7:30am to 4pm\nRecruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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