Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Medical Instrument Technician (Vascular) in Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Lebanon, PA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 6/24/2016 (121 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (68 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1737274

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.

Lebanon VA Medical Center is located in Pennsylvania Dutch country. Lebanon's main campus is located in South Lebanon Township, 3 miles outside the city of Lebanon and approximately 30 miles east of Harrisburg, the state capital, and 30 minutes from the cities of Hershey, Reading, Lancaster, and York.

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

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 Medical Instrument Technician (Vascular) will operate diagnostic equipment using ultrasound to record vascular information such as vascular blood flow, blood pressure, limb volume changes, oxygen saturation, cerebral circulation, peripheral circulation, and abdominal circulation. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs a full range of vascular ultrasound and non-invasive vascular lab exams
  • Operate and maintain the treadmill, photoplethysmography equipment, electronic doppler, duplex scanner, etc
  • Independently set up inpatient appointments, perform studies and record results.
  • Obtain brief history and physical pertinent to a peripheral vascular disease with familiarity with the associated signs and symptoms.
  • Give preliminary interpretations of the above mentioned studies subject to final approval of the supervising physician.
  • Prepare patient education materials.

Work Schedule:* Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. May require on-call duty.*

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

  • Education. There are no specific educational requirements for this occupation. Education may be substituted for experience only at the GS-4 and GS-5 level. (Transcripts required)

  • Licensure or Certification. Licensure or certification is not required for this occupation; however, it is strongly desirable at GS-6 or above as evidence of possession of the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • English Language Proficiency. Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Experience.At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the position to be filled. Six months of this experience may have been in medically related fields such as nursing assistant, practical nursing, or similar fields. The remaining six months must have been in operating diagnostic and therapeutic equipment covered by this occupation. Experience gained in the operation of equipment for animal diagnosis or treatment may be credited at this level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:


Education.Successful completion of two years of education above high school or an associate's degree with a major field of study directly related to the medical instrument technician occupation.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of basic medical terminology.

  2. Ability to learn the components, operating characteristics, and settings of the equipment to be used.

  3. Ability to learn typical patient reactions to the basic procedures involved and ability to recognize signs of distress.

  4. Ability to learn the standard positions for the procedure being conducted.

  5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Assignments.At this level assignments are trainee in nature. The medical instrument technician trainee is performing limited routine assignments of a developmental nature under close supervision.

Certification. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are desirable.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G27.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements. Medical Instrument Technicians must meet the following physical requirements: Moderate Lifting (15 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 – 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Positioning of patients; Repeated bending (up to 8 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13” to 16”; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Ability to distinguish basic colors.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Other Information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $28,553.00 to $56,974.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0649-00/00

Promotion Potential: 08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 442854700

Job Announcement Number: YC-16-SJS-1737274-BU