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Medical Instrument Technician Hemodialysis

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: East Orange
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

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.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. The agencies that offer national certification are Nephrology Certification Commission (NNCC), Board of Nephrology Examiners, Inc., Nursing and Technology (BONENT), National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO), and the International Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology (ICC) in conjunction with the United States Certification Commission (USCC). 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)GRADE REQUIREMENTS:To qualify at the GS-8 Experience, you must have 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 positions to be filled. This would be experience which provided knowledge of the more complex procedures, the pharmacology related to this occupation, and knowledge of related acute disorders and diseases and their effects on organs and methods of treatment. At this level the hemodialysis technician serves as a member of a dialysis team performing dialysis on acutely ill patients including those within an intensive care setting. Assignments involve performing both peritoneal and hemodialysis procedures. The dialysis technician may participate in percutaneous renal biopsies, watching the patient during the procedure and properly process the specimen. Assists the physician in peritoneal catheter insertions and observes the patient for vital signs, and provides ost-operative care. Provides instruction and monitors patients for home dialysis. Performs training of physicians, nurses, and technicians on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis techniques.In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:1. Knowledge of the hemodialysis process and equipment needed for home/self care including knowledge of common machine problems and repairs to such equipment.2. Knowledge of the equipment and procedures for peritoneal dialysis.3. Ability to assist the physician with percutaneous renal biopsies and peritoneal catheter insertion.4. Ability to provide instruction to dialysis patients in home/self care and in the maintenance of the equipment.5. Ability to provide instruction for physicians, nurses, and other personnel in dialysis procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, etc.The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8.Preferred Experience: Experience working as Medical Instrument Technician in a Dialysis unit/program of a hospital or medical facility. No certification is required; however, it is desirable that employees at this level have BCLS(Basic Cardiac Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certifications. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8.References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G27, Medical Instrument Technician (Hemodialysis) Qualification Standard. This standard is available for review in the local Human Resources OfficePhysical Requirements: See VA Handbook 5019 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.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, East Orange , Medical Instrument Technician Hemodialysis, Professions , East Orange, New Jersey

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