The full performance Intermediate Care Technician Generalist is assigned to the Roseburg VA Medical Center located in Brookings, OR. This position serves as an advance technician for outpatient care settings such as; primary care, mental health, and specialty clinics. As an ICT Generalist the incumbent may serve in a medical center, community-based outpatient clinic, mobile medical unit or may have virtual/remote assignments. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet specialized experience requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 10/06/2022. Basic Requirement: All applicants must meet the following requirement; Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, applicants must also meet the grade specific requirements listed below: GS-07 Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in federal service. Specialized experience includes: performing ongoing patient care duties in an outpatient clinical setting; performing observation-based screening and collecting patient information; assisting with preparing patients for medical evaluation, setting up equipment and providing treatment during in-person or virtual visits; providing assistance to Staff Nurse, Nurse Manager, and laboratory support. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have one full year of graduate level education (18 Semester Hours) in a degree directly related to the work of the position. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Infection ControlPatient CareTechnical Competence 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. Preferred Qualification: Veterans, transitioning service, National Guard, and Reserve military Corpsmen, Combat Medics, and Medical Technicians interested in temporary or permanent Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) positions. Examples of military occupational specialties highly desired, include but are not limited to: 4NOX- Basic Medical Technician, 4NOIC- Independent Duty Medical Technician, X4NO- Aeromedical Evacuation Technician, 1T2X1- Pararescueman, 68W- Combat Medic Specialist, 18D- Army Special Forces (Medic), 68WW1- Special Operations Flight Medic, HM0000- Basic Hospital Corpsman, HM8404- Field Medical Service Technician, HM8425- Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman, HM8402- Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsman, HM8401- Search and Rescue Medical Technician, HM8403- Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance Independent Duty Corpsman, HM8406- Aerospace Medical Technician, and HS- Basic Health Services Technician. 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 a temporary position not-to-exceed one year, may be extended.Major duties include: Performs ongoing patient care duties in an outpatient clinical setting performs observation-based screening and collecting patient information in collaboration with licensed personnel Completes clinical reminders, obtaining patient health history, chief complaints, medication history, and identification of health-related conditions that may impact the patient's health status Complete approved templates and tools, such as the outpatient intake form, normal result notes, and follow up treatment protocols Assists in behavioral/psychiatric situations in an outpatient setting Assists with crisis intervention, management of aggressive or suicidal psychiatric patients, by providing one-to-one observations and applying prevention and management of disruptive behavior techniques (PMDB) Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for the patient Assists outpatient licensed staff with the delivery of care to patients with complex, specialized, and potentially life-threatening situations Assists with preparing patients for medical evaluation, setting up equipment, passing instruments and providing treatment during in-person or virtual visits Collects a wide range of specimens and preparing them for transfer to processing Observes patient status and keeps licensed clinical staff informed of any change in condition Possess the knowledge to recognize life threatening situations and act to correct these emergent situations according to established national or local protocols Initiates cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BLS) and use of automatic external defibrillator (AED) once certified and where appropriate according to American Heart Association (AHA) protocols and policies Observes patient status and keeps licensed personnel informed of any change in condition Performs clinical responsibilities that include but are not limited to: Vital signs, Equipment and surgical instrumentation set up, Wound care, Assisting with patient exams and screening, Preparation of lab specimens and transfer to the lab, Patient education, Follow-up care, Electronic Health Record (EHR) completion Administers medication Conducts or assists with the training of personnel Assists with stand-downs, community health programs, health-care screenings, and immunizations. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm\nPosition Description Title/PD#: Intermediate Care Technician (NTE 1 year)/PD99968A Physical Requirements: The work involves extended periods of bending, standing and walking. Generally, the work requires recurring physical exertion with assisting patients. Work Environment: On a regular and recurring basis, employee is exposed to infection, exposure to communicable diseases and contagious diseases. The incumbent's assignment requires him/her to comply with special safety and health precautions by wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) according to universal precautions."]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.