Health Technician (HT) serves as a unit-based member of the healthcare delivery team under the supervision of the Nursing Care Coordinator (PCTC) assigned to the NYHHS- Manhattan campus, Diagnostic Center . The incumbent performs routine venipuncture according to written protocols and physician orders to ensure proper collection, labeling, handling and delivery of blood specimen to the lab and other as assigned. The HT performs the tasks under the supervision of the PCTC. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/18/2022. Preferred specialized experience: successful completion and current of Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification GRADE DETERMINATIONS. In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. GS-05 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-04 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. Specialized experience includes: Responsible for records vital signs and treatments, findings and progress in the patient record, performs standard 12 - lead EKGs and mounts tracings for interpretation, collects specimens for blood glucose analysis, cleans and maintains instruments used for blood glucose monitoring, enters and verifies completed test results and reports results to appropriate individual. 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. Specialized experience includes: Responsible for records vital signs and treatments, findings and progress in the patient record, performs standard 12 - lead EKGs and mounts tracings for interpretation, Performs venipuncture according to written protocols and physician orders to ensure proper collection, labeling, handling and delivery of blood specimen to the lab.. Knowledge and skills sufficient to understand and properly use equipment, materials and supplies in a large of diagnostic and treatment procedures that support specialized nursing care for critically ill patients. OR Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-05 level. EDUCATION (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED): I have successfully completed a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation, if required. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business or technical school. OR Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-05 level. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED): I possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience are also qualifying. The combination described below are the GS-05 position. If education is used to meet specialized experience requirements, then such education must include courses directly related to the work of the position. (When crediting education, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used.) For GS-5 level positions, 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 applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the year of specialized experience required at the GS-5 level. Then determine the applicant's 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 an applicant for GS-5. 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 A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. There is no educational substitution for the GS-06 level. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Dexterity and SafetyFlexibilityInfection ControlInterpersonal Skills 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 requires standing and walking for long periods of time. The HT must frequently lift, bend, reach, stop and stretch to perform necessary procedures. 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/. ["Duties may include but are not limited to: Performs routine respiratory therapy to ward patients such as administering oxygen and therapeutic aerosols. Monitors patients for adverse reactions and takes corrective action based on established policy and past experience. Notifies professional staff as is required. Performs and documents patient/family teaching which includes patient instruction for home care concerning breathing exercises/treatments/rehab. Instructs patients to perform incentive spirometry and follows up on their performance. Records treatments, findings and progress in the patient record. Reports to the professional nurse or physician any significant signs, symptoms or behavioral changes observed in the patient. Performs standard 12 - lead EKGs and mounts tracings for interpretation. HT is responsible for routine maintenance, storage and cleaning of EKG equipment. Performs venipuncture according to written protocols to ensure proper collection, labeling, handling and delivery of blood specimens to the lab. Uses aseptic technique to obtain blood cultures. Collects specimens for blood glucose analysis, using the blood glucose monitoring instrument. Enters and verifies completed test results and reports results to appropriate individual& Calibrates, cleans and maintains the instrument. Completes appropriate laboratory slips to accompany blood samples to the lab. Observes patients' general reaction, rate of absorption of intravenous fluids - notifying nurse of changes in accordance with set limits. Taking, recording and reporting to nurse deviations in vital signs. Transports patients to required destinations. Prepares and assists with examinations, diagnostic and therapeutic tests according to written procedures and policies. Obtaining and preparing equipment and supplies for peritoneal dialysis. Hangs solution, empties bottles, records quantities and reports abnormalities. Carries out other duties as assigned. This includes performing described Health Tech duties for an additional unit, or in a reassigned unit or float position. The HT rotates to all tours of duty, days, evenings and nights. Caring for patients in isolation. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: 8 hour, Day Shift, Mondays to Fridays, No Weekends, No Holidays, Specifics will be given at Interview.\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Description/PD#: Health Technician/PD8272A and PD08272A\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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