Health Technician (Emergency Department)
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. GS-06 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Qualifying specialized experience is defined as: Handles emergencies using basic and advanced life support equipment and skills. Provides emergency care of simple and multiple injury situations, such as controlling of hemorrhage, bandaging wounds, and immobilization of extremities. Performs patient care procedures, such as intravenous catheter insertion, venipuncture, irrigation, and suctioning. Performs 12-lead EKG's, connecting patients to cardiac and telemetry monitors. Note: This position requires that the incumbent have valid driver's license and the ability to operate and drive a facility emergency response vehicle to transport patients on the hospital grounds during an emergency. 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: Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. (Transcripts Required) Physical Requirement: Duties require extensive periods of standing and walking, working with patients requires regular and recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching and similar activities. Employee must be able to utilize good body mechanics and have physical strength to lift up to 125 lbs. (individually) or 250 lbs. (in a two-person lift team).