Job Listing Job ID: 11849138 Job Location: How to Apply: To see employer contact information, log in or register. Job Health Technician-Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program Work Type: Work Days: Work Vary: No , Shift: First (Day), Hours Per Week: 40, Work Type: Regular Salary Offered: Unspecified Benefits: Unspecified. Physical Required: Unspecified Drug Testing Required: Unspecified Education Required: Experience Required: Unspecified Required Skills: See Job Description section for any required skills. Job Description: Summary The Health Technician provides support in a wide variety of basic clinical and administrative activities in the residential outpatient domiciliary setting. Examples are buildings sanitation, security. patient accountability, safety, health. and practical advice/counsel to patients. The incumbent must be capable of independent decision-making skills, particularly as it relates to immediate situations regarding patient safety and security. Responsibilities Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Acting in the capacity of liaison/expedite between patients and team members as well as specialty and ancillary services. Documenting patient interactions in both CPRS and Vista, including vital signs, Urine Drug Screens. observed patient behaviors and activities, group psychoeducation notes, appointments, etc. Supporting Veterans patients to develop initial trust and relationships with staff upon entry into the rehabilitation program. Maintaining the safety and security of all patients. Ensuring program integrity and patient engagement in programming. This includes performing environmental rounds, maintaining awareness of patient activities and participation requirements. Coordinating domiciliary bed transfers (bed location in VISTA), within and between the domiciliary buildings. Facilitating recovery-based psycho-education groups to Veterans with Mental Health and Substance abuse and performs subsequent documentation. Reassigning Veteran cleaning duties in the event that the previously assigned Veteran cannot complete the duties due to illness, authorized absence, hospitalization, etc. Conducting environmental safety rounds in assigned domiciliary area frequently during all tours of duty and take appropriate action independently, as indicated. Alerting emergencies situations to the VA Police for prompt action to assure safety to all domiciliary patients and staff. Effectively implementing skills of '·Prevention & Management of Disruptive Behavior." Exercising good judgment and skill in influencing and communicating with distressed patients. Completing observed Urine Drug Screens according to proper procedure. Conducting simple tests such as glucometer readings and vital signs, and recording results. Providing administrative coordination of patient care and to advising the professional staff on administrative and logistical factors associated with direct patient care. Completing reports of special incidents. accidents, work orders, and special projects as assigned. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, 7:30-4:00 PM and 3:30 PM to Midnight-with rotating weekends and holidays Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician-Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program/PD90479A Physical Requirements: The work is performed in a clinic setting. This includes a variety of periods of sitting, walking, standing, and carrying of items. The incumbent must be able to utilize good body mechanics. The incumbent must be physically capable of walking distances required to perform daily rounds, multiple times per shift, respond to emergencies within the facility, complete emergency procedures including but not limited to: evacuations. drills and Basic Life Support. The incumbent must be able to maintain auditory and visual alertness during all assigned tours of duty. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-4 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include but are not limited to: basic clinical and administrative activities, patient accountability, safety, health. and practical advice/counsel to patients. OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to this position . OR Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l year of specialized experience. Determine the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the year of specialized experience required at the GS-5 level. Then determine the education as a percentage of the education that meets the requirements for GS-5. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for the GS-5. At grades GS-4 and above, a portion of the education is usually directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of related courses are provided in the individual occupational requirements where applicable. However, agencies may require other courses if they are considered to be more related to the position to be filled. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Clerical, Communication, and Health Information Exchange 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. 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. Additional Information The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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