Medical Instrument Technician Gastroenterology Job in LOMA LINDA, CA

Vacancy No. CBSX-10935989-21-RMB Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $39,873.00 to $64,203.00 Grade 5 to 7
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/17/2020 Close Date 11/6/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
LOMA LINDA, CA


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 10/17/2020 to 11/06/2020

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 5 - 7

  • Salary

    $39,873 to $64,203 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Loma Linda, CA 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

If you are a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, please apply to VIN 10935988

Announcement number

CBSX-10935989-21-RMB

Control number

581958500

  • Videos
    Videos

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/00ehNfVIhUA

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    The VA Loma Linda Healthcare Network is recruiting for a Medical Instrument Technician (GI) assigned to Gastroenterology Department. The Medical Instrument Technician (GI) will work in the Gastroenterology Lab Clinic performing clinical and assigned clerical responsibilities as needed. He/she is responsible to assist the practitioner in endoscopic procedures, such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGO), Colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and endoscopic ultrasound.

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    Responsibilities

    The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Provides assistance to the patient, physician and other members during endoscopy procedures.
    • Facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members or employees to ensure that tasks are completed
    • Participates with team members in planning and implementing complex procedures under the general supervision of the team.
    • Distributes and balances workload and tasks among employees.
    • Initiates and tracks self-inspection tasks to adhere to Federal and JCAHO standards.
    • Instructs employees in specific tasks and job techniques.
    Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    7

  • Requirements
    Requirements 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 a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    Qualifications
    Basic Requirements:
    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • English Language Proficiency. Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English.
    Preferred Experience: No certification is required; however, it is desirable that employees at this level have BLS certification.

    Grade Determinations:
    GS-05: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the position to be filled. This would be experience in operating equipment related to the particular specialization for which application is made or in related functional areas. Experience gained in the operation of equipment for animal diagnosis or treatment may be credited through this grade level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
    Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Knowledge of standard medical terminology to interpret physician orders or instructions.
    • Knowledge of common physical disabilities and ability to position patients for the examination or treatment.
    • Ability to learn the normal and abnormal results for routine procedures to recognize and report obvious abnormalities.
    • Ability to operate the equipment to administer routine/standard diagnostic treatment or procedures.
    • Ability to perform standard operator maintenance on the equipment including the ability to disassemble, clean, reassemble, and calibrate the machine.
    OR,
    Education. Successful completion of [4 academic years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation, or] a bachelor's degree in a major field of study appropriate to medical instrument technician functions.
    Assignment. Medical Instrument Technicians (Trainee) at this level operate and monitor commonly used equipment performing routine procedures under normal supervision. The technician functions somewhat independently in carrying out these standardized procedures of limited complexity. Deviations from regular procedures, unanticipated problems, and unfamiliar situations are referred to the supervisor for a decision or help. Some assignments at this level also include developmental duties involving more complex procedures designed to prepare the technician for promotion to higher grades in a functional area. Such duties would be performed under closer supervision.

    GS-06: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
    Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to set up endoscopy equipment, ensuring endoscopes and ancillary equipment functions properly.
    • Ability to aid the physician with standard and routine procedures such as colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).
    • Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy in order to assist practitioner with routine standardized gastroenterology procedures.
    • Ability to interact with patients explaining procedures and positioning the patient for the procedure, recognizing disabilities or impaired mobility and assisting the patient as necessary.
    • Ability to reprocess and maintain specialty critical reusable medical equipment (RME), following approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and universal precautions.
    • Ability to use basic computer systems and programs to record patient and endoscopic data, adhering to patient privacy and information security policies.
    • Ability to manually clean and disinfect non-critical reusable equipment and surfaces, dispose of onetime-use equipment and trash per facility policy, and restock supplies such as linens, suction equipment, and cleaning products.
    Assignment. Technicians at this level aid the staff with procedures which are routine and standardized
    in nature. They explain the procedure to the patient to secure the patient's confidence and cooperation;
    position patients for procedures; and restock linen and consumable supplies. They set-up, clean, and ensure proper performance of the endoscopic equipment; and prepare the procedure rooms for turn-over, adhering to universal precautions and SOPs. The technician logs procedure and reprocessing data, adhering to patient privacy and information security policy. Assignments at this level require knowledge of basic medical terminology as well as common gastrointestinal anatomy.

    GS-07: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level GS-06 which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled. This would be experience which provided knowledge of proper performance of endoscopic equipment and procedures. In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
    Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge of endoscopic equipment and use in basic and complex endoscopic procedures.
    • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to the GI system, with ability to recognize and report obvious abnormalities during procedures.
    • Ability to assist physicians with specialized, complex procedures.
    • Knowledge of universal precautions and disinfection techniques and ability to follow SOP's to clean reusable medical equipment (RME).
    • Ability to collaborate, communicate, and demonstrate customer service skills and interpersonal skills with all healthcare professionals to ensure quality and continuity of care.
    • Ability to use basic computer systems and programs to record patient and endoscopic data, adhering to patient privacy and information security policies.
    • Ability to deliver patient care, including vital sign measurements and medication administration.
    Assignment. This represents the full performance level. Technicians at this level function with
    minimal instruction, assisting the staff with complex specialized procedures such as ERCP and
    endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). They are proficient with GI endoscopic equipment and ensure proper
    performance of endoscopic equipment; select alternate equipment or adjust equipment settings to
    accommodate patient needs and produce high quality technique. They collect, process, and label all
    specimens; train other technicians in basic endoscopic procedures; work in and outside the GI unit
    offering technician support during emergent and on-call endoscopic cases; and assist the nurse in patient
    care duties such as obtaining vital signs, dressing and documenting all pertinent information in the
    patient's records. They inventory and maintain par levels of specialty equipment for the endoscopy unit.

    References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G27 - Medical Instrument Technician

    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-07. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-05 to GS-07.

    Physical Requirements: MIT Functional Requirements: heavy lifting (45 lbs, and over); moderate carrying (15 - 44 lbs.); pushing; repeated bending; both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; both eyes required; depth perception; hearing aid (permitted); far vision correctable in one eyes to 20/50 and 20/100 in the other.
    Education

    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

    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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional information

    Receiving Service Credit or 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.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for 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; 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.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume


    VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • VA Form 10-2850C
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript


    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    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.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 11/06/2020 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10935989.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

    NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.

    Agency contact information Reuben Brown Reuben Brown
    Address

    Jerry L Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital
    11201 Benton Street
    Loma Linda, CA 92357
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network is one of 21 Healthcare Networks operated nationwide by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We are comprised of eight health care system and 65 community clinics serving 1.5 million veterans in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California.

    The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System is one of the health care facilities within the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is one component of the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN22) offering services to more than 72,000 Veterans living in a 2-county area of San Bernardino and Riverside including six community clinics located in Blythe Rural Health Clinic, Corona, Murrieta, Palm Desert, Rancho Cucamonga, Victorville. It has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can.

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