Health Technician


Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Pine Ridge, SD - Jul 20, 2022 via USAJobs

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This position is located at the Pine Ridge service unit, in Pine Ridge South Dakota.

Incumbent serves as a support member of the nursing team.

Preforms duties under the direct supervision of the supervisory nurse in the Specialty Clinic.

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; social).

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):nHealth Aid and Technician Series 0640 (opm.gov) In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:nYour resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Specialized Experience GS-5: Experience in monitoring vital signs, cleans and sterilizes medical instruments and clerical duties associated with patient care and treatment.

Specialized Experience GS-6: Applies a more extensive knowledge of medical practice and terminology and judgment based on substantial experience in medical record work.

The work requires a high degree of technical knowledge and skill.

Incumbent must process medical records and data that involve non-routine problems.

In both the ambulatory and inpatient care settings assist with pre-operative teaching by collaborating with members of the surgical and multidisciplinary teams in assisting with planning, teaching and implementing health care and surgical interventions pre-operatively.

Set up and operates equipment utilized in each of the inpatient nursing units basic knowledge of growth and development over the lifespan; must possess basic knowledge to determine physical, safety and development needs.

Thorough knowledge of computer programs.

Knowledge of quality improvement, safety standards and infection control standards.

ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED- Applications will be reviewed starting on January 28, 2022 and every 10 business days thereafter until filled.

Time In GradenFederal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level.

Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.



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