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Medical Insrument Technician (tech) Cardiac Cath Medicine Service John Cochran Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Medical Insrument Technician (tech) Cardiac Cath Medicine Service John Cochran Job in SAINT LOUIS, MO

Vacancy No. STL-17-T38H-KeH-1990587-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $53,345.00 to $66,323.00 Grade 09 to 09
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/2/2017 Close Date 9/10/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-07-02 to 2017-09-10

  • Salary

    $53,345 to $66,323 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 09

  • Series

    0649 Medical Instrument Technician

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1990587

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VA Saint Louis Health Care System is a 2 Campus, full-service tertiary referral center, with 4 Community Based Outpatient Clinics, Providing advanced inpatient and ambulatory care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation, as well as over 65 subspecialty areas, including the VA's busiest interventional cardiac program, interventional radiology and radiation oncology.
Working for the VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.   As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ " 
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (" I CARE").  
The VA offers employees great benefits to include paid vacation and Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401K) with matching contributions.  
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


The incumbent participates in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including left and right heart catheterizations, percutaneous coronary and peripheral interventions, cardiac structural studies and therapeutic procedures.  The technician will assist in these procedures by preparing a sterile field, circulating during cases, charting into electronic medical records, performing as a scrubbed assistant, and transporting patients.  The technician will operate X-ray equipment and ensure proper archiving of images.  The incumbent operates under the supervision of the Cardiology Nurse Manager, Lead Technician and attending physician, and is responsible for day-to-day operational duties, including but not limited to:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory maintaining records, equipment maintenance and calibration of rapidly changing technology and equipment.
  • Participates in the training of physicians, students, and other technicians so that these individuals may acquire an understanding of the principles of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Maintains adequate supplies so that procedures are not delayed due to the lack of necessary equipment and supplies.
  • Utilizes computer skills in documenting patient notes and other service work, including necessary reports.
  • Maintains and submits in a timely manner statistics and other required reports.
  • Advises referring physician of significant abnormalities that would require their immediate attention.
  • Required to have an on-call rotation that is 24 hours per day on Sat/Sun and Federal Holidays and after normal business hours Monday-Friday.  This will be placed on a rotation based upon staffing needs of the unit and having adequately trained staff available for emergencies.
  • Supply staffing coverage for electrophysiology lab (EP) as needed.

Work Schedule: 7:00 a - 3:30 p (rotating tours, and on-call)

Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Instrument Technician (Cardiac Catheterization Technician)

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

This announcement is for current Federal Employees. If you are a preferenced veteran or a US Citzen, please apply on Announcement Number STL-17-T38H-KeH-

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements
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How to Apply
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Kevin Hosfeld
Phone: (314)894-6647


VHA St Louis HCS
Human Resources
St Louis

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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