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Lead Medical Technologist (Chemistry)

Roseburg, OR

Duties:

NOTE: Please read the vacancy announcement carefully. You must apply online or fax your documents.

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Takes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the section.
* Ensures all specimens are processed, tested and results verified and released in a timely manner
* Reviews results for correctness, directing involved technologist/technician and Medical Providers in case of errors.
* Designs, prepares, and maintains instrument maintenance logs, ensuring that proper routine maintenance is being done appropriately.
* Develops and/or updates procedure manuals or supervises the development and/or update completed by other laboratory staff.
* Maintains appropriate levels of supplies and reagents for the efficient operation of the Hem/Coag/Urinalysis section.
* Works as a technologist as needed performing all manual and automated testing in accordance with established procedures and guidelines
* Develops Section plans and procedures consistent with federal and state laws, and laboratory accrediting and regulatory requirements
* Establishes and monitors the Section's laboratory quality management and process improvement programs
* Sets short and long term goals for the Section
* Performs full range of supervisory duties including assignment of work, performance evaluations, recommendations for appointments, awards, disciplinary actions, etc.
* Plans, organizes, and sets priorities for the staff ensuring assignments are completed in an effective and efficient manner
* Provides technical guidance to laboratory staff Trains and/or directs staff in the use of new procedures and instrumentation
* Summary
* 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.

As the Lead Medical Technologist you will be facilitating team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities, goals, needs and achievements are coordinated with management. The Lead Medical Technologist reports to the Lab Manager, both located at the Roseburg VAMC in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (PALMS) in Roseburg, OR. You will be responsible for all aspects of operation in this area of specialty including preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance. You will act as the liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: not authorized

PD#/Functional Statement Position Title: Lead Medical Technologist GS-644-11

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest NON-AWARD SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive).

Current VA employees should apply under LW-17-MAl-1913760

* Qualifications & Evaluations
* Basic Requirements:
* U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* In accordance with Chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a of VA Handbook 5005/72 Part II Appendix G24 Medical Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.
* bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.) AND completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)? The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree. OR
* bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT)? This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. OR
* bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND five years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory.
* currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT. OR Currently possess the categorical or specialist technologist level certification from the certification agencies listed above, such as, but not limited to, chemistry (C/SC), hematology (H/SH), microbiology (M/SM), molecular biology (MB/SMB) and blood bank (BB/SBB). Technologists with categorical or specialist certifications may only perform duties within the area of the laboratory specific to their categorical certification (e. g., an individual with a chemistry (C) certification can only perform duties in chemistry)

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.

Grade Determinations: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, a qualified candidates at the GS-11 level must meet the following: one (1) year of creditable experience comparable to the full performance level (GS-9), which is directly related to the position to be filled. The GS-9 assignment is considered the full performance level for nonsupervisory positions. A MT at this level carries out the day-to-day operations in the laboratory. This would include routine testing, quality control, routine maintenance of instrumentation and troubleshooting. The MT develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results ensuring all laboratory regulatory requirements are met. Testing procedures are performed on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques, following practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace. These require a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility, including organizing and setting priorities with minimal technical supervision. The work performed is in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as chemistry, microbiology, immunology, hematology, and immunohematology. Such positions include requirements to monitor quality control systems and measures; collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients; and provide education for laboratory healthcare professionals and the public in a professional, courteous and effective manner.

At the GS-11 assignment for Lead Medical Technologist your assignment will be: Facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities, goals and achievements are coordinated with management. Responsible for all aspects of operation in their area of specialty including preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance; acts as a liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty. In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

* Knowledge of medical technology applicable to a wide range of duties to solve complex problems involving diverse aspects of clinical laboratory practice.
* Knowledge of regulatory, licensing and accrediting agency requirements and statutes governing clinical laboratory operations in order to plan, implement or monitor laboratory programs and services.
* Ability to manage and coordinate daily work activities and assignments in a section.
* Skill to maintain, troubleshoot and repair laboratory instrumentation.
* Ability to provide technical oversight in order to manage personnel and work assignments in a manner that assures completion of the laboratory workload.

References: VA Handbook 5005/72 Part II Appendix G24 Medical Technologist GS-644 Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. If your resume does not support your questionnaire responses, we will adjust your rating accordingly.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a COMPLETE application package.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

* Benefits & Other Info
* VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:Â Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

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About Department Of Veterans Affairs

Company Description

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the nation’s largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system. We are responsible for providing care to more than 7.9 million Veterans and their family members, from those who served in World War II to those currently returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Meeting the needs of these individuals requires the efforts of nearly 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees working at more than 1,400 sites of care across the nation, all committed to providing our nation’s Veterans with the high-quality health care that they deserve.

Company History

For centuries, the tradition of providing care for the warrior has been a prominent feature of Native American culture. Serving those who served is also at the heart of VA’s mission, which makes Native Americans the ideal candidates for health care positions at VA. For Native American health care professionals at VA, a career caring for our nation’s Veterans is more than a job; it’s an extension of their heritage.

That’s why we are actively seeking Native American doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health practitioners to help us achieve our mission of providing high-quality care to our nation’s Veterans. By incorporating their proud heritage with medicine, Native American health care professionals can make a positive impact not only on the lives of Native American Veterans but all Veterans.

Working Here

A career at VA allows employees to have unmatched control over their lives and career paths while performing a job that’s truly worthwhile. At VA, we take care of our employees as well as we take care of our Veterans. In return for their dedication to providing Veterans with exceptional patient care, they receive competitive salaries, superior benefits, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive education support programs in the nation. Our Veterans deserve only the best, and we take great pride in attracting and maintaining a superior workforce capable of providing the exceptional patient care for which we are known.