DHA

Health Technician (Surgical) GS-0640-07

Location US-MD-FT. MEADE
Job ID
2022-7131
# Positions
2
Category
Medical
Salary Range
Very Competitive
Recruitment Bonus
No
Relocation Assistance
No
Student Loan Repayment
No

Overview

About the Position: This position is located at Fort Meade, MD with Kimbrough Director for Nursing Depart of Nursing APU/Same Day Surgery/PACU.

Fort Mead is conveniently located between Washington D.C and Baltimore. Fort Meade is located near the communities of Odenton, Laurel, Columbia and Jessup. With approximately 56,000 employees, Fort Meade is Maryland's largest employer and is the second-largest workforce of any Army installation in the U.S.

This is a Direct Hire Solicitation

Responsibilities

As a Health Technician (Surgical) GS-0640-07 you will:

 

  • Serve as a paraprofessional member of the surgical team in the performance of scrub and/or circulating.
  • Operating Room duties with primary emphasis in one or more surgical specialties.
  • Performs surgical technician duties in support of the Operating Room Service by providing support for surgical procedures ranging from routine to more complex.
  • Position rotates all shifts.
  • Transports patients from units to the Operating Room assuring safe transportation of the patient.
  • Selects, assembles, and organizes required supplies, equipment, and instruments for specific surgical procedure in accordance with operative work sheets, physician preference cards and/or conferring with physicians or charge nurse.
  • Hands instruments to the surgeon during the procedure by anticipating the surgeon's needs.
  • Maintains alertness for complications developing during surgery such as hemorrhage, shock and cardiac arrest and immediately supplies instruments, drugs, and supplies to correct the condition.
  • Takes sponge, instrument, and sharp counts, measures blood and fluid loss. Assists with application of dressings.
  • Surgical assistant actively engages in the manipulation of tissue with the proper instruments both intuitively by previous experience and by direction of the surgeon to facilitate and make possible the successful completion of the given procedure.
  • Cleans operating room after surgery, removes and disposes of soiled and/or contaminated materials; changes linen; washes, disassembles, sterilizes, and reassembles instruments.
  • Replenishes sterile packs and general supplies and restocks shelves after taking stock level inventory. Ensure proper computer entry of patient data and equipment settings.
  • Monitor and ensure sufficient stock levels of medical supplies and properly maintain medical equipment.
  • Assists in sterile processing department; selects appropriate methods for sterilizing, balancing time constraints with possible detrimental effects of quicker methods. Tests operation of equipment etc.

Qualifications

 

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes providing administrative functions to a medical treatment facility; communicating with patients and clinicians about medical information; supply stocking of treatment area; experience with automated healthcare systems such as The Composite Health Care System (CHCS) and Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (ALHTA). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).

Education: Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Education: This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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