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Job Title: Medical Equipment Worker
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/09/2018
Expire Date: 04/10/2018
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Counseling, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Medical Equipment Worker

Work Schedule: Full-Time Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Medical Equipment Worker / 5262-O

The incumbent of this position will provide production support services in the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service.

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Repairs, maintains, overhauls, and modifies a full range of electric and mechanically operated medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, scooters, electric hospital beds, wheelchair/van lifts and other non-mechanical devices such as walkers.
  2. Responsible for evaluating durable medical equipment and all mechanical devices utilized by patients to determine the safety of the devices.
  3. Performs clerical or technical level work to procure supplies and service to meet the procurement requirements of the service.
  4. Procures or manages the procurement of prosthetic devices for eligible patients.

Your background must demonstrate experience in:
Assembly, evaluation, and repair of medical equipment (wheelchairs and scooters), serving as a technical advisor to clinicians, tracks electronic documentation of workload, use of electrical test equipment, develops efficient methods for maximum service performance, counsels patients on proper use of items, completes repairs following guidelines and established practices and procedures.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c ).

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.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element(s) for this position is:

  • Ability to provide production support service
JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
  • Equipment assembly, installation, repair
  • Technical Practices
  • Interpret Instructions, specifications (Mobile equipment operations)
  • Troubleshooting

PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: Lifts or handles items 15-44 pounds. Assignments involve standing, bending, or working from cramped or kneeling positions.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in a well-lit, heated, and ventilated shop area, in shelters or at workbench. Exposed to possibility of electric shock, burns, or injury from use of hand and power tools.

All applicants are requires to submit the following supporting documents based on applicability:

  • Resume (Required for ALL applicants)
  • DD-214 (if applying as a Veteran)
  • Other Veterans Documents (if applicable - e.g. VBA Letter)
  • SF-15 (if Veteran claiming 10 point preference)
  • Non-Award SF-50 (VA, other Federal Employees, and Reinstatement eligible)

In addition to the above documents, applicants may also submit the following:
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Need help building your resume? Please visit USAJOBS - Support https://my.usajobs.gov/support#Account-Resumes for assistance.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 10128802.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
Qualifications & Requirements

Your background must demonstrate experience in:
Assembly, evaluation, and repair of medical equipment (wheelchairs and scooters), serving as a technical advisor to clinicians, tracks electronic documentation of workload, use of electrical test equipment, develops efficient methods for maximum service performance, counsels patients on proper use of items, completes repairs following guidelines and established practices and procedures.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c ).

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.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element(s) for this position is:

  • Ability to provide production support service
JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
  • Equipment assembly, installation, repair
  • Technical Practices
  • Interpret Instructions, specifications (Mobile equipment operations)
  • Troubleshooting
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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Contact Email:nancy.arosemena@va.gov
Website:http://www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=57029556140%2D40&r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Evacareers%2Eva%2Egov%2Fjob%2Dsearch%2Fjob%2Ddetail%2Easp%3Fjob%3D311014
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