This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of COVID-19
operations. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible
applications will be April 8th, 2021 and applicants will be
referred on an 'as needed' basis. NOTE: This posting will remain
open until no longer needed but no later than 05/26/2021.
Recruitment Incentive: Not Available
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Intermediate Care
Technician (ICT) Program is a program designed to hire former
military corpsmen, combat medics and medical technicians into
positions at VA Medical Centers as an integral part of the medical
team. ICTs operate within clearly-defined clinical competencies.
For the purposes of this national job announcement ICTs may work in
multiple clinical settings based on facility needs, these include
but are not limited to, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Primary
Care, Specialty Clinics, and COVID Screening and Swabbing
Clinical responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Performing Diagnostic Tests. Examples: Vital Signs, 12-lead
- Point-of-Care. Examples: glucometer, COVID swabbing.
- Specimen collection and Preparation. Examples: collecting and
labeling venous blood samples.
- Minor Procedures. Examples: simple one-layer laceration
repairs, incision and drainage, skin stapling, STERIS trips,
- Medication Administration: nebulized medications, topical,
limited PO meds, vaccine administration.
- Starts Peripheral IVs. Example: saline lock, ultrasound guided
- Irrigations. Examples: cerumen and foreign body irrigation, eye
- Suture and/or Staple Removal.
- Foley Catheters Insertion. Examples: Coud'e foley insertion,
3-way bladder irrigation.
- Splinting and Casting.
- Wound Care. Examples. wound debridement, Wet-to-Dry dressings,
Unna Boot placement, compression dressings- Forflex and Profour,
wound vac placement, graft application.
- Patient education within scope of care or while providing an
- Electronic Health Record (EHR): Thoroughly and appropriately
documents actions, interventions and procedures in the medical
record. Examples: Procedural notes and progress notes.
Work Schedule: Work Schedule: Full-Time or Part-Time or
Intermittent* Rotating Shifts-May include nights, weekends, and
Appointment Type: Permanent and/or Temporary
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Available
Position Description Title/PD#: Intermediate Care Technician/
S0031-A & 99968-A
NOTE: The salary listed represents full-time employment and will
be prorated based on the actual number of hours worked each
pay-period. Likewise, employees not working on a full-time basis
will have benefits and time-off accrual prorated and based on their
- Intermittent employment is defined as non-fulltime employment
in which employees serve under an excepted or competitive service
appointment without a regularly scheduled tour of duty. A position
with an intermittent work schedule is sporadic and unpredictable so
that a tour of duty cannot be regularly scheduled in advance.
Intermittent positions offer health insurance only if the employee
is expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90
The TEMPORARY appointment will not exceed 1 year. This
appointment may be renewed for additional service in accordance
with Agency needs for 1 additional year. Temporary positions offer
health insurance (if the employee is expected to work at least 130
hours per month for at least 90 days) but do not offer life
insurance or retirement benefits and may be terminated at any time
before the expiration date. The appointment to a Temporary position
does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other
positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to
Physical Requirements: The work involves extended periods of
bending, standing and walking. Generally, the work requires
recurring physical exertion with assisting patients.
The work requires a level of physical fitness that allows for
standing for extended periods, heavy lifting to position patients,
and manual dexterity to perform clinical procedures. The work will
require recurrent bending, lifting, stooping, standing, squatting,
stretching, sitting and walking.
0640 Health Aid And Technician
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- May serve a probationary period
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Experience: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to
the GS-6 grade level in the federal service); experience 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, in the normal line of
progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized
experience includes documented experience obtaining patient health
history, chief complaints, medication history, and identification
of health related conditions that may impact the patient's health
status; evaluating patients for emergent/non-emergent medical
conditions; ordering and/or performing appropriate diagnostic
studies (i.e. vital signs, EKG, etc.); performing interventions
based upon patient symptoms and established protocols/standards;
assisting in behavioral/psychiatric situations; and assisting
Emergency Department Physicians with complex, specialized, and
potentially-life threatening procedures; and administration of:
Oxygen, Basic IV fluids, nebulized medications, limited PO meds, IM
meds/immunizations/vaccines; independently recognized life
threatening situations and act to correct these according to
established national or facility protocols. Your experience must be
detailed in your resume to receive full credit.
Education: One full year of graduate education meets the
requirements for GS-7 only in those instances where it is directly
related to the work of the position. (Transcripts Required)
English Language Proficiency: Individuals serving in direct
patient care positions must be proficient in [both] spoken and
written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: In addition to the experience
or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following
- Practical knowledge of major body systems
- Working knowledge of topographic anatomy
- Working knowledge of diagnostic signs
- Knowledge of protocol-approved list of medications
- Working knowledge of emergency medicine techniques and
- Knowledge sufficient to understand the legal considerations of
- Working knowledge of acute and chronic mental health conditions
Preferred Qualification: Experience in the military as a
Hospital Corpsman, Combat Medic, Medical Technician is highly
Examples of military occupational specialties highly desired,
include but are not limited to: 4NOX- Basic Medical Technician,
4NOIC- Independent Duty Medical Technician, X4NO- Aeromedical
Evacuation Technician, 1T2X1- Pararescueman, 68W- Combat Medic
Specialist, 18D- Army Special Forces (Medic), 68WW1- Special
Operations Flight Medic, HM0000- Basic Hospital Corpsman, HM8404-
Field Medical Service Technician, HM8425- Surface Force Independent
Duty Corpsman, HM8402- Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsman,
HM8401- Search and Rescue Medical Technician, HM8403- Fleet Marine
Force Reconnaissance Independent Duty Corpsman, HM8406- Aerospace
Medical Technician, and HS- Basic Health Services Technician.
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.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that