Medical Instrument Technician (GI)

Birmingham Alabama
Feb 11, 2021
Feb 26, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Citizenship. Citizenship of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible
to recruit qualified citizens.
Education. There are no specific educational requirements for this occupation. Education may be
substituted for experience only at the GS-4 and GS-5 levels.
Licensure or Certification. Licensure or Certification is not required for this occupation; however, it
is strongly desirable at GS-6 or above as evidence of possession of the essential knowledge, skills, and
abilities. For all specialties identified in this standard, Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications are desirable. Training which does not result in official certification does not meet this definition.
Grandfathering Provision. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).
English Language Proficiency. Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and
written English

Preferred Experience: Highly Preferred Education/Certification/Experience: High School Diploma. Gastroenterology experience to include: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), Colonoscopy, EUS, ERCP, EMR. Previous GI procedural experience preferred. BLS certification is highly desirable.

Grade Determination:

GS-7 Experience. 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. This would be experience which provided knowledge of proper performance of endoscopic equipment and procedures. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  1. Knowledge of endoscopic equipment and use in basic and complex endoscopic procedures.
  2. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to the GI system, with ability to recognize and report obvious abnormalities during procedures.
  3. Ability to assist physician with specialized, complex procedures.
  4. Knowledge of universal precautions and disinfection techniques and ability to follow SOP's to clean reusable medical equipment (RME).
  5. Ability to collaborate, communicate, and demonstrate customer service skills and interpersonal skills with all healthcare professionals to ensure quality and continuity of care.
  6. Ability to use basic computer systems and programs to record patient and endoscopic data, adhering to patient privacy and information security policies.
  7. Ability to use basic computer systems and programs to record patient and endoscopic data, adhering to patient privacy and information security policies.
References: JUNE 7, 2012 VA HANDBOOK 5005/54 PART II APPENDIX G27, Medical Instrument Technician (Gastroenterology GI)

Physical Requirements: Physical requirements for this position include light lifting of 15-44 pounds, light carrying, under 15 pounds, pushing up to 2 hours a day, walking up to 6 hours a day, standing for 2 hours a day, use of both legs required, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, far vision correctable to 20/20 in one eye and 20/40 in the other eye and ability to hear. Incumbent will be exposed.

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