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Job Title: Medical Instrument Technician (Cardiac Catheterization)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Johnson City, TN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/08/2017
Expire Date: 11/07/2017
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Job Description
Medical Instrument Technician (Cardiac Catheterization)

Cardiac catheterization technicians at this level function as full members of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Team. They scrub, circulate, operate equipment, etc., on the most complex examination and treatment procedures including procedures such as endocardial biopsy, radio frequency ablation procedures, and intra-aortic balloon pump therapy for very critical patients. They prepare and administer cardiac medications as directed by the attending physician. They mentor and train lower graded technicians, nurses, nursing students, and cardiopulmonary technology students on cardiac catheterization laboratory procedures and assist the supervisor/manager with quality control and performance improvement activities.

The incumbent provides technical assistance to the Cardiologist during all procedures occurring in the Cath lab. These duties include LHC, RHC, PTCA's, Stent deployment, IABP Atherectomies, Percusuage, pericardialcentisis, biopsies, temporary pacemakers, EP studies, permanent pacemaker and ICD placement. Monitors the progression of procedures requiring independent judgment in order to provide specific instrument and or catheters, as they are needed in anticipation of request. Assist the unit manager improving technical training for new employees, fellows and students. Directs patient inquiries to appropriate person.

Work Schedule:Monday - Friday varying shifts as needed

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are notauthorized for this position.

Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Instrument Technician -Cardiac Cath

Permanent Change of Station (PCS)Expenses are not authorized for this position.

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education.There are nospecific educational requirements for this occupation
  • Licensure. RCIS License or be in the process of obtaining your license.
  • English Language Proficiency.



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.

Grade Determinations:1 year specialized experience comparable to the next lower grade level

References: VA Handbook 5005/54 reference. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting (15-44 pounds), Moderate Carrying (15-44 pounds) Straight pulling (intermittent), Pushing (intermittent), Walking (intermittent) Standing (intermittent) Kneeling (intermittent) Ability to distinguish basic colors, Ability to distinguish shades of color.

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this facility's Human Resources Management Office at 423-926-1171 extension 7181. The decision on the type of reasonable accommodation to be granted will be made on a case-by-case basis.


All forms MUST be signed and dated. Forms without signatures and dates will NOT be accepted.

The following documents are required:

* RESUME

VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (Required).

* OF306 -Declaration for Employment - This document is preferred, but not required at this phase of the application process. Please note, this form has been recently updated and is available at this link: http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OF306.pdf

* Responses to the questionnaire. (Required)

* If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

* Most Recent SF-50 - Current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that indicates time in grade, proof of status (career or career conditional) and type of service. (Not an Award SF-50)

* If you are a virtual employee physically located at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center (JHQVAMC) and you wish to be considered in the first area of consideration along with other facility employees, you must ALSO provide evidence of your eligibility such as a signed memorandum, commitment letter, etc. indicating that such an agreement is in place. (Required if applicable)

Forms can also be obtained from https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Forms and http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2006047.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

Manual applications will be accepted from Mountain Home VA Healthcare System employees.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education.There are nospecific educational requirements for this occupation
  • Licensure. RCIS License or be in the process of obtaining your license.
  • English Language Proficiency.



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.

Grade Determinations:1 year specialized experience comparable to the next lower grade level

References: VA Handbook 5005/54 reference. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

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