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Job Title: Health Technician (Hearing)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 02/20/2019
Expire Date: 03/22/2019
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Computers, Software, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Medical, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Health Technician (Hearing)
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/21/2019. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. (If you have not held a GS grade at any time in the past 52 weeks, this question does not apply to you.) For this vacancy, applicants must have held a grade of GS- 04, 05, 06 higher for at least a year to be eligible for the GS - 05, 06, or 07 grade level of this position. The grade must have been held in the Federal service but may have been in any occupation.
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: FOR THE GS-5 D you possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-04 grade level, related to the duties of this position. Specialized experience may include, but may not be limited to: hearing aid orientation, follow-up, troubleshooting and repair, and modification; electro-acoustic evaluation; tracking of repair items; hearing aid and ear mold certification and tracking; supply orders and management; clinic data management; specialized scheduling and coordination of special clinics and record management. OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-05 level. The education must be a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses directly related to the position. OR Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-05 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-05. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position. FOR THE GS-6 D you possess at least one one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-05) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience in a Medical Setting and knowledge of performing the full range of routine and non-routine Health Technician assignments with a high level of independence and/or treatment procedures related to patient care and treatment within the Health Technician (Hearing) Audiology specialization. OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-06 level. The education must be one full year of related graduate level education OR superior academic achievement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Education: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. FOR THE GS-7 D you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-06) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of hearing aid, assistive devices, diagnostic equipment, software programs, and complex procedures of the specialization to perform advanced diagnostic. Knowledge of the anatomy of the auditory vestibular system including an in-depth understanding of the functioning of this system. OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-07 level. The education must be one full year of related graduate level education OR superior academic achievement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Creative ThinkingCustomer ServiceFollow DirectionsInfection ControlTechnical 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. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary but also requires some standing, walking, bending, lifting and carrying of light items. The work requires above average agility and dexterity. The work may require heavy lifting of equipment or patients. 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/.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/523556200?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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