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Posted:
2/8/2018
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Health Care Provider
Medical Technologist
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Job Description

Summary

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

"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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/"

EDRP: The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to contact Human Resources regarding this incentive.

Duties

The incumbent will serve as a Medical Technologist in the Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Department. The incumbent will perform routine, specialized and complex duties in Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis, Blood Bank, Microbiology, and Serology sections. His/her duties will be, but not limited to, the following:

Performs accurate and appropriate testing of specimens/blood, serum, plasma and body fluids received in the clinical laboratory (chemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, and minimal selective tests in the blood bank, microbiology and serology, according to established laboratory protocol and procedures. Uses both automated and manual techniques and applies a practical knowledge of the chemistry, biology and serology involved.

Reports results for stats, abnormal results, critical values, and other categories of special requests as defined by laboratory policy.

Performs appropriate quality control for the test procedure.

Accurately analyzes and evaluates QC results obtained before accepting and reporting patient test results.

Accessions, bar codes specimens, blood, serum, plasma and body fluids using established procedures and guidelines. Assures specimens are accessioned in appropriate areas.

Controls physical conditions and responds to time factors to insure the physiological state of the specimen is maintained. Performs tests that are new and involve very fine distinctions. Typically, many extremely delicate and exacting steps are required and the instrumentation is elaborate and complex.

Performs routine maintenance on instruments and equipment per manufacturers' specifications.

Work Schedule: Position 1: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Position 2: Monday through Friday 4:00 PM to 12 Midnight with alternating Weekends

Financial Disclosure Report: This position does not require the filing of a financial disclosure report.

$58,477

$71,635

Job Details

Application Open Date

2/6/2018

Application Close Date

2/26/2018

Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply

US Citizens and Status Candidates

Status

Full-Time

* More About VA
* This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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.

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.




* Qualifications
* 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.
* Certification - Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT.

tEnglish Proficiency - Must be proficient in written and spoken English

tEducation - Applicants must meet one of the following Education and/or Work Experience Combinations:

tA 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.

tOR,

tA 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.

tOR,

tA 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.

tForeign Graduates. Graduates of foreign baccalaureate degree programs meet the educational and/or experience requirements if the degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the NAACLS or clinical laboratory experience as described above. This finding may be based on the following:

tA letter from a college or university with a baccalaureate program recognized by the NAACLS stating that the individual's foreign degree has been evaluated and been found to be equivalent to its bachelor of medical technology degree.

tA letter from ASCP-BOC or AMT stating that the individual is eligible for the certification examination.

Preferred Experience: 1 to 2 years of experience working in a clinical laboratory setting as a generalist .

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:

GS-9: Full Performance Level.

* Must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, Or
* Must have Master's degree or 2 academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education in medical technology or directly related field.

References: Medical Technologist Qualification Standard, GS-0644, VA Handbook 5005/72 Part II, Appendix G24. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.


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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.