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Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Tyler, TX
  • Expired: September 02, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
VA North Texas Health Care System

  • ##### Open & closing dates
08/29/2019 to 09/18/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 6
  • ##### Salary
$37,843 to $49,200 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Tyler, TX 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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The Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical) serves in a generalist
role to support and manage telehealth operations and is stationed at
the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center. The Health Technician
(Telehealth Clinical) performs duties that will require travel to
other VA facilities within the VA North Texas Healthcare System,
including Bridgeport, Dallas, Decatur, Denton, Fort Worth,
Greenville, Plano, Sherman, and Tyler for patient care
Learn more about this agency
The Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical) performs the following
duties but are not limited to:
  • Supports clinical telehealth encounters for both the patient and
provider locations by serving as the telepresenter within scope
of practice.
  • Functions as an imager and clinical data manager for telehealth
store and forward applications.
  • Manages real time clinical telehealth events, providing
established instructions for patients, and providing technical
and administrative support of telehealth operations.
  • Provides technical support to end-users, scheduling simple and
complex intra-facility and inter-facility telehealth
  • Installs, configures, maintains, and troubleshoots technology.
  • Performs a variety of program support duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week. Monday through
Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Important Note: This duty location is not covered by the Dallas
Locality Rate. The Pay Scale used for this location is the REST OF
UNITED STATES (Consisting of those portions of the United States and
its territories and possessions as listed in 5 CFR 591.205 not
located within another locality pay area.).
Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0640 Health Aid And Technician
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  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
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.
Education. Four academic years above high school leading to a
bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation.
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.
Grade Determinations: Health Technician (Telehealth Clinical),
GS-6 (Full Performance Level)
(1) Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower
grade level
(2) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA). In addition
to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the
following KSAs.
(a) Comprehensive knowledge of computer systems and programs to
perform a variety of tasks.
(b) Ability to communicate, consult, and interact with other members
of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service and
patient education.
(c) Ability to provide and receive guidance and technical
(d) Ability to plan, organize, set priorities, work as a team
member, and effectively complete assignments.
(e) Ability to read, interpret, and apply complex written
(f) Knowledge of general clinical policies and procedures in a
healthcare environment.
(g) Skilled in the use of telehealth technologies for the
facilitation of telehealth clinical encounters.
The full performance level of this vacancy is 06.
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.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application
if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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. For further information, visit:
Additional information
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have
faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer
competitive status.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for
Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at
VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and
coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
application, resume, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be
verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or
omissions may affect consideration for employment.**
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Drug test required
  • Required Documents

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Tyler, TX
75702 USA