Get ready to combine service and skills in a Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) career at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Join the virtual HTM career fair Sept. 18, from 2-3 p.m. ET.
“Whether you’re serving as a biomedical engineer, equipment support specialist or administrative officer, everything you do furthers the goal of improving Veterans’ health and safety and the stewardship of resources they count on to feel better, faster,” said Darren Sherrard, associate director of Recruitment Marketing at VA.
HTM professionals manage equipment, investigate device failures, implement medical device cybersecurity and do so much more. These rewarding careers come with salaries of up to $150,000 depending on experience, location and other factors.
Check out HTM careers at VA
During the interactive career fair, professionals can chat with HTM recruiters about available jobs and gather more information about how to apply for specific roles. Ask about openings for the following positions:
- VA’s biomedical engineering supervisors advise senior clinical and leadership staff on medical technology, including existing and emerging technology, addressing viability, long-term suitability, compatibility and/or safety.
- Biomedical engineers assist the clinical staff in selection, deployment and use of medical equipment.
- A biomedical equipment support specialist makes sure diagnostic, therapeutic devices, monitoring and other equipment work well in improving health service delivery systems for communities, VA facilities and Veteran patients.
- Administrative officers oversee, coordinate and lead in improving the HTM service’s overall quality, safety and performance.
“These are careers offering the chance to collaborate with clinicians, healthcare providers and other personnel to make sure every machine, computer and network is safe and working well for the millions of Veterans who count on access to quality care at VA,” Sherrard said.
Join an award-winning staff
Choosing an HTM career at VA also means joining an award-winning staff of professionals doing cutting-edge work in the medical technology field.
Two VA HTM professionals were recently honored with the AAMI & Becton Dickinson’s Patient Safety Award for advancements in the protection of Veteran patients. Shelly Crisler, CCE, a biomedical engineer at VA Central Office, and Katrina Jacobs, CCE, a biomedical engineer at the VA National Center for Patient Safety, were recognized for their guidebook on how VA personnel can enhance patient safety through organized, rapid response to medical device incidents.
“VA HTM career professionals are encouraged to innovate in ways that generate better results for Veterans,” Sherrard said.
Enjoy a rewarding career serving Veterans
As an HTM professional at VA, you may receive performance-based salary increases, accelerated raises and higher education support. VA HTM careers also come with these perks:
- Work at VA locations across the United States and its territories.
- Depending on your leave tier, receive 13 to 26 days of paid time off per year. This includes 10 paid federal holidays.
- Accrue paid vacation and additional unlimited paid sick days right away.
- Receive premium-support group health insurance, which may become effective on the first full pay period after start date.
- Gain access to a robust federal retirement package that includes a defined benefit plan (pension) after only five years of vesting and a 401(k)-type plan with up to 5% in employer contributions.