24 Aug
Health Technician (Emergency Department)

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This position is located in the Whiteriver Indian Health Service Emergency Departmen in Whiteriver, Arizona. Incumbent will perform basic patient care services and specific technical tasks and skills that provide for emergent and urgent care, safety and comfort of patients. The incumbent will be supervised by the Supervisory of Clinical Nurse, Emergency Department.

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  • Receive and carry out instructions promptly, accurately and precisely in regards to patient care and unit operations. All patient care activities will be delegate and supervised by the Registered Nurse.

  • Provide comfort measures for patients, transport/move patients, observe and document patient's condition, collect and deliver specimen and measure blood glucose using finger stick and glucometer.

  • Apply orthopedic soft goods and splints for treatment of various orthopedic injuries.

  • Assist Registered Nurse at Triage by obtaining vitals signs, complaints, apply sterile dressing, and when necessary secures electrodes on patient's chest attached to ECG monitor correctly and perform twelve lead Electrocardiogram (EKG).

  • Perform venipuncture for blood draws, within the HT's scope of practice.

  • Assist with the extrication of unconscious or trauma patients that have been transported to this facility in privately owned vehicles, using correct emergency extrication and stabilization methods.

  • In emergencies, will initiate and perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)C or retrieve medical equipment necessary for the resuscitation of patients in cardiopulmonary arrest situations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0640 Health Aid And Technician

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Conditions of Employment

Selectee may be subject to a probationary period

ESEP appointees typically serve a two year probationary period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.

Must have a bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.

Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 09/04/2020


To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the Minimum Qualification listed below for specialized experience.


Your resume must demonstrate at least (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: Examples include: Provide comfort measures for patients to include but not limited to, provision of blankets, hot/cold packs, pillows, etc.; Transport, ambulate, move and lift patients; Observe and document patient's condition and report changes to the Registered Nurse; Assist with collection of specimens, processed appropriately and delivered to lab; Assist in positioning patient for procedures, i.e., suturing, Lumbar Puncture (LP), pelvic exams, etc.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).


When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.

Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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