<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>About the Position:</strong> This position is located in the Director for Surgery, Department of Ortho & Rehab, Orthopedic Clinic. Incumbent serves as an Orthopedic Technologist and must have a combination of technical and administrative skills related to the treatment and care of patients in a hospital or clinic environment.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You will serve as Orthopedic Technologist and provide extensive assistance to the orthopedic surgeons and other health care providers for the musculoskeletal clinics in the delivery of quality patient care.</li> <li>Screen patient charts and make necessary preparations for orthopedic provider.</li> <li>Draw up parenteral medications such as steroid injections and local anesthetics.</li> <li>Independently applies full range of orthotics, functional braces and casts.</li> <li>Develop orthotic devices for patients with disabilities and amputees. Assist orthopedic surgeons in the operation room.</li> <li>Adjust crutches and canes as needed to insure proper fit for patients.</li> <li>Consult with Orthopedic surgeons and supply consultants in keeping updated on the newest and most economical casting materials, functional braces, techniques, and equipment.</li> <li>Receives patient's medical records and x-rays.</li> <li>Assisting medical support assistant in answering phones, taking and returning messages, verifying patient information and eligibility, and making appointments.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Tier 3 security investigation or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.</li> <li>This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.</li> <li>Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.</li> <li>This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious reasons (documentation of exemption must be provided upon hire).</li> <li>This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Who May Apply: US Citizens</strong><br /><br />In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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 .<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience: </strong>One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-06 grade level in the Federal Service which includes assisting orthopedic surgeons with a variety of orthopaedic surgical procedures such as: providing specialized equipment, positioning patients, holding and rotating affected extremity, applying proper cast, and/or traction; assisting with application and removal of orthotics, functional braces, or variety of casts; and conducting patient assessments.<br /><br />OR<br /><br /><strong>Education: </strong>One full year of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as Orthotics and Prosthetics.<br /><br />OR<br /><br /><strong>Combination of Education and Experience:</strong> A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.<br /><br />You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:<br /> <ul><li>Care Management</li><li>Patient-focused Customer Service</li><li>Technical Competence</li></ul> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION: </strong>If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.</li> <li>You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.</li> <li>Two year trial/probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Direct Deposit of Pay is required.</li> <li>Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.</li> <li>If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.</li> <li>You may claim military spouse preference.</li> <li>Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.</li> <li>Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.</li> <li>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. </li> <li>If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .</li> <li>Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br />You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br /><strong>Basis for Rating:</strong> Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. <ul> <li>Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External). <br /><br />As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. <strong>If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.</strong><br /><br /><strong>1. Your resume:</strong> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume .</li> </ul> <strong>2. Other supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable</li> <li>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See: Transcripts and Licenses .</li> </ul> NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.