Supervisory Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Internal Number: 712908100
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) supports the provision of patient care using telehealth technologies which increase a Veteran's access to care and support a Veteran's self-management. This includes developing and delivering virtual and digital technologies which help Veterans communicate synchronously and asynchronously with their health care teams and coordinate, track and manage their health care. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in a direct patient care position unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. Physical: Applicants must undergo a pre-employment medical examination and be medically suitable to perform the essential duties of the position efficiently and without hazard to themselves and others. Experience and Education: Experience. One year of experience in a health care field that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work or provides an understanding of the work such as but not limited to a medical or clinical assistant (or technician) or health technician. OR Education. Four academic years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation.OR Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. Examples are listed below:(a) Six months of experience in the health care field and two years of education above high school that included at least six semester hours in health care related courses such as, biological science, surgical technician courses, nursing assistant or other courses related to the position; or an associate's degree in a health care related field; or(b) Six months of experience in the health care field and successful completion of a course for health care technicians, hospital corpsmen, or medical service specialists given by the U.S. Armed Forces. Preferred Experience: Supervisory experience Grade Determinations: GS-9 Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. AND Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties which includes responsibility for assignment of work to be performed, performance evaluations, selection of qualified staff, and recommendations of awards, advancements, and when appropriate disciplinary actions. (b) Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate clinical workflow and set short and long-term goals for the program. (c) Ability to work independently, to set priorities, delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems, and develop and implement effective solutions to optimize quality, efficiency, performance, and productivity within the service. (d) Ability to develop policy, manage equipment requests, and provide workload analysis. (e) Knowledge of all Connected Care programs and operations. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G50 Physical Requirements: The work requires some physical exertion such as prolonged periods of standing, bending, reaching, crouching, stooping, stretching, and lifting moderately heavy items such as manuals, record boxes, equipment or assisting patients. The work requires above average agility and dexterity. The incumbent may be required to travel between VA and/or Non-VA clinical care sites and possession of a valid driver's license may be required. ["The Supervisory Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical) provides an array of complex and specialized duties related to direct supervision, leadership, staff education, technology management, as well as project and program management for all dimensions of virtual care and telehealth initiatives. In addition to supervisory duties, the incumbent maintains responsibility for day-to-day operation of telehealth services at the assigned location and between the assigned location and remote sites of care as well as participating in the programmatic development and advanced support of the facility-wide telehealth program. The incumbent is expected to be able to exercise independent judgement and is responsible to regularly provide direct supervision as well as indirect oversight and guidance to other staff members and will require minimal direct supervision. Duties include but are not limited to: Preparing the clinical environment, which may include preparing medical and telecommunications equipment to be used for clinical examination and treatment. Serving as a telepresenter within scope of practice, during clinical video telehealth (CVT) and VVC encounters including tasks such as establishing and maintaining video conferencing connections, making introductions between patient site and provider site, following instructions of a clinician to facilitate an effective clinical encounter. Serving as an imager and data manager for store and forward telehealth (SFT) clinical encounters including tasks such as capturing images, collecting data and transmitting them electronically for clinical review in accordance with VHA national guideline. Taking measures to ensure patient care is delivered safely by following appropriate procedures for the cleaning of clinical equipment and the care environment while following all patient safety guidelines, protocols, and procedures. Completing standardized clinical questionnaires and templates within scope of training and applicable guidelines. Ensuring that patient privacy is protected by complying with all information security and patient privacy regulations. Receiving and scheduling requests for simple and complex intra-facility, and inter-facility telehealth appointments using an electronic resource-based scheduling system. Screening patients for Telehealth modality and referring patients that do not meet established criteria to appropriate care. Monitoring and maintaining schedules of rooms, patients, technologies, clinical providers and presenters as needed to ensure efficient telehealth operations. Providing patient education via approved materials. Supporting the Veteran in completing patient satisfaction survey. Communicating effectively with clinical and administrative staff at the assigned local site and those located at remote sites of care. Supporting, Coordinating and/ or configuring, installing, troubleshooting, managing inventory, cleaning, and performing minor routine maintenance of assigned telehealth technology. Providing direct supervision to Telehealth team which includes assigning, amending or rejecting work. Ensuring production and accuracy requirements are met. Developing performance plans, recommending standards and ratings, and evaluating performance, making promotions, reassignment, and recognizing outstanding performance, responding to questions or matters not covered by standards and problems in meeting performance standards. Effecting corrective and disciplinary measures to address conduct and performance issues. Creating and modifying work schedules to meet anticipated and unanticipated changes in the workload. Overseeing attendance and reviewing and approving leave requests of direct reports while ensuring adequate staff is available to perform all needed telehealth duties. Providing guidance and technical direction relating to the telehealth program and relevant administrative matters to direct reports. Working with the Facility Telehealth Coordinator to develop assignments for team members in order to facilitate all operations of the facility's telehealth program. Distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow and/or job specialization and required rotations. Monitoring the status and progress of team members' work and directing adjustments in accordance with established priorities. Ensuring that instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality have been met. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am to 3:30p Telework: 1-2 days pay period Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.
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