PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO ENSURE YOU SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. This Job Opportunity Announcement will be used to fill a Health Technician, GS-0640-07 position with Podiatry Service with the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System. This position falls under the general supervision of the Chief, Podiatry Section. Incumbent is delegated authority to provide patient care and support to routine cases and for a variety of specialized procedures for staff of four Podiatric surgeons, four Podiatric residents. Performs a wide range of podiatric treatment procedures and related technician tasks I support of Podiatrist and their assigned functions. Duties include, but are not limited to: Performs a variety of specialized clinic procedures such as preliminary examinations and evaluation of patients. Prepares podiatric work-up, x-rays, laboratory or other request, as required. Preforms debridement of ingrown, elongated or fungal toenails with and without cautery. Debrides warts, diabetic ulcers, assesses for infection and removes foreign bodies. Performs a variety of standardized procedures such as, debriding corns, callouses, trimming nails and blister care. Fits multiple types of orthoses, impression cast feet for orthoses, measures feet for correct fit. Prepares a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of clinic operations. Assures proper stock levels and cares for all instruments used in the Podiatry clinic. Ensures proper cleanup and disposal after contamination procedures. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician (Podiatry)/PD090040 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.