Indian Health Service Health Technician (Inpatient) in Crow Agency, Montana

Indian Health Service
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Crow Agency, MT
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 9/20/2016 (35 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 11/1/2016 (7 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

OPEN UNTIL FILLED: The first certificate will be issued after 10/03/16. The second certificate will be issued after 10/18/16. The third certificate will be filled after 11/01/16.

This position is be re-advertised to solicit addtional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information. This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-16-BI-1800067-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered. This position is located within the Indian Health Service, Crow Service Unit, Crow Agency, MT.


Clean and stock the unit, clean used instruments and equipment, and dispose of waste materials. Transcribe tests, x-rays and procedures. Work in the medical clinical area, as well as specialty clinics. Obtain and record vital signs on PCC and Electronic Health Record. Prepares patients for examination and assists with minor procedures. Process new admissions by taking vital signs, height, weight, and other patient information and recording in patient's record. Report out of range findings and patient condition changes to charge nurse or nurse assigned to patient.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): The following shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for this position: For GS-4: Six (6) months of general experience and six (6) months of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-3 grade level OR successful completion of two (2) years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in subjects related to the position. Specialized Experience: For GS-4 level, is work involving performing duties which require a basic knowledge of principles and practices required to perform Health Technician (Clinical Assistant) duties to deliver direct patient care to all age groups, provide care to patients according to individual assignments, recognize adverse signs and symptoms of assigned patients and alerting provider, operation of specialized medical equipment, maintain and demonstrate knowledge of and adheres to clinic and departmental safety regulations, maintains knowledge of information management concepts and effectively participates in implementing the information management principles and maintains security and confidentiality of data and information. For GS-5: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level OR successful completion of 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. Specialized Experience: For GS-5 level, you must have one year of experience (equivalent to the GS-4) is work involving providing informal and basic health education and teaching to patients and families. Complete tasks that are of a clerical and technical support to the Medical and Nursing staff. Ensure safety of Fall Risk patients. Complete monthly chart reviews. Transport patients to and from radiology as needed. Transport/Escort discharged patients to their POV's. Record Intake/Output Assist with ADL's (activities of daily living) as needed. Assist with the registration and discharge process of patients admitted to the inpatient nursing unit. Stock supplies in exam rooms and cleans rooms between patients, monitors supplies. knowledge of medical terminology and filing procedures, assists in emergency situations, including CPR and other life-saving maneuvers. May assist in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities. NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. General Experience: (l) 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 (for positions at GS-4 and above): Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Other Information

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit. Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned. Rotating shifts CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. 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. 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. Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $28,886.00 to $42,012.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0640-04/05

Promotion Potential: 05

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens; PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply to the merit promotion announcement in order to receive consideration.

Control Number: 450989000

Job Announcement Number: IHS-R2-BI-1684989-DE