Health Technician

Federal Job Information

Closing Date: 11/21/218

Department: Veterans Affairs

Pay Scale & Grade: GS 6

Job Location: Coatesville, PA

Salary: $40,198 to $52,252 per year

Work Schedule: Full Time

Appointment Type: Permanent


Coatesville is located in beautiful, historic Chester County, close to Philadelphia, Valley Forge, Lancaster and Wilmington. This geographically diverse and scenic area of southeastern Pennsylvania is home to many famous historic sites and museums. The nearby City of Philadelphia (30 miles) has Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and many other national treasures within its Independence National Historical Park. Valley Forge and the Brandywine Battlefield are only 20 minutes from Coatesville. Plentiful sporting, recreational, and leisure time opportunities exist in the local area. Golf, fishing, boating, camping, running, biking, baseball, basketball, ice-skating, swimming, tennis, hiking, canoeing, skiing, and all major league professional sports can be found within easy driving distances. Numerous high quality visitor attractions such as, the Philadelphia Zoo, Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum, and Philadelphia Museum of Art can also be enjoyed.


Serves as a Health Technician in the Mental Health Residential Treatment Programs for Substance Abuse/ Homeless Veterans (B-39)and/or The Women’s Program and PTSD Programs (Bldg. 8). This position is responsible for directing the clinical care of patients as well as a variety of administrative tasks. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: leading educational classes and support groups for patients, conducting Veteran orientations, documenting patient progress in the clinical record, transporting patients by government vehicle, collecting urine and blood specimens, breathalyzers, observation and surveillance of patient and unit safety, escort of patients and providing a therapeutic environment focused on the recovery model.

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday-Friday days with rotation and every other weekend (the tour may change by management due to patient care needs )

Title/PD#- Health Technician/PD# 3091

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position

Travel Required


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