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Surgical Technician
Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Danville, IL
Employment Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: 09/16/2021
Expire Date: 11/19/2021
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Surgical Technician
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. GS-4 Level
Experience: Must have six (6) months of general experience and six (6) months of specialized experience. General experience is (1) any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Specialized experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. Specialized experience typically includes, but is not limited to: basic knowledge of the instruments and procedures commonly used in the Operating Room (OR), to include basic knowledge of all tools and items and their purpose within the OR; the ability to position patients for treatment and/or surgery and basic knowledge of usual alternate positions for patients with common physical disabilities; knowledge of basic medical terminology to interpret physician/surgeon instructions; basic understanding of anatomy and physiology; knowledge and skill in emergency first aid procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation; skill to apply such knowledges to perform routine diagnostic or treatment procedures or to assist a team member during procedures; basic knowledge of normal and abnormal results to recognize and report obvious abnormalities during procedures; and knowledge of sterilization methods to clean instruments to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious diseases. OR
Education: Must have successfully completed at least 2 years of education above high school with at least 12 semester hours in subjects directly related to the work of the position such as anatomy and physiology, surgical technology, aseptic techniques etc. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED OR
Combination of Education and Experience: Must have equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience directly related to the work of the Surgical Technician position, which may be substituted to meet the experience requirements of the position. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED GS-5 Level
Experience: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level (GS-4). Specialized experience scrubbing in at least one of the following areas: General Surgery, Urology, Podiatry, Ophthalmology, Endoscopy. Specialized experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. Specialized experience typically includes, but is not limited to: basic knowledge of the instruments and procedures commonly used in the Operating Room (OR), to include basic knowledge of all tools and items and their purpose within the OR; the ability to position patients for treatment and/or surgery and basic knowledge of usual alternate positions for patients with common physical disabilities; knowledge of basic medical terminology to interpret physician/surgeon instructions; basic understanding of anatomy and physiology; knowledge and skill in emergency first aid procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation; skill to apply such knowledges to perform routine diagnostic or treatment procedures or to assist a team member during procedures; basic knowledge of normal and abnormal results to recognize and report obvious abnormalities during procedures; and knowledge of sterilization methods to clean instruments to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious diseases. OR
Education: Must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position such as anatomy and physiology, surgical technology, aseptic techniques etc. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED OR
Combination of Education and Experience: Must have equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience directly related to the work of the Surgical Technician position, which may be substituted to meet the experience requirements of the position. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED GS-6 Level Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level); 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. Specialized experience scrubbing in at least one of the following areas: General Surgery, Urology, Podiatry, Ophthalmology, Endoscopy. Specialized experience includes: Working with the instruments and procedures commonly used in the Operating Room (OR), positioning patients for treatment and/or surgery; interpreting physician/surgeon instructions; skill in emergency first aid procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation; performing routine diagnostic or treatment procedures or to assist a team member during procedures; working with normal and abnormal results to recognize and report obvious abnormalities during procedures; working with sterilization methods to clean instruments to prevent the spread of infectious and contagious diseases. OR
Graduate Education: One-half year of graduate education (9 semester hours or equivalent) of successfully completed graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position to be filled (Surgical Technician). This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) OR
Combination of both experience and graduate education: Possess combination of both education and experience. Equivalent combination of successfully completed graduate education and experience to qualify at the GS-6 level. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) 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.
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