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Job Title: Medical Technologist (Quality Management Technologist)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Banking, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Medical Technologist (Quality Management Technologist)

Serves as the liaison between administration, clinical staff, and technical staff regarding the clinical, business, technical operations management processes associated with each specific quality assurance and management program.
Recommends laboratory and section procedures and policy changes as appropriate.
Ensures compliance with local and national policies and procedures, and federal agency regulations for the QA program.
Facilitates planning and implementation new QA procedures and policies for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service.
Reports and resolves clinical, business operational, technical issues through approved channels.
Assesses and monitors clinical workflow and outcomes pre- and post-implementation
Coordinates and trains laboratory supervisors and bench level personnel on the necessary data collection, analysis and statistical aspects of each individual laboratory section, instrument and test.
Establishes baseline measures ( data collection, analysis, reporting) through standardized methodologies pre- and post-implementation.
Submits reports as requested.
Actively participates in the local quality assurance program and the VISN QA committee.
Acts as the conduit between laboratory management, facility QA section and accreditation agencies.
Responds to all national accreditation agencies, VA Regional Commissioner, National and VISN inquiries, surveys, and questionnaires as requested.
Participates in National Accreditation Conference call, VISN QA committee conference calls and other training initiatives.
Maintains current enrollment in QA national and local mail groups.
Serves as the liaison between the laboratory and the various educational programs that send students to the laboratory for training.
Coordinates the scheduling of the various students within the appropriate sections within the laboratory.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., rotating weekends and holidays

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Basic Requirements:

Citizenship: Citizen of the United States

Education and or Experience Combination: A 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
A 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
A 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.

Certification: Candidates must have either (1) or (2) below:
(1) Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT.
(2) For positions up to the full performance level, candidates must 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 7/24/2018 9:55 EDT Page 3 of 5 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).

English Language Proficiency: MTs must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Grade Determinations:
GS-11 Quality Management Technologist. (Above Full Performance):Provides authoritative consultative services to management at all levels of the organization as it applies to quality management in a clinical laboratory setting. Maintains a laboratory quality management program and ensures monitoring of components and customer feedback. Identifies, defines and resolves issues associated with complex aspects of the collected data. Monitors laboratory quality control systems and performance indicators. Interacts with management officials and vendors providing inter-laboratory quality assurance and laboratory proficiency testing. Develops validation plans for equipment and methodology evaluations and evaluates statistical data collected. Responsible for laboratory continuous readiness for regulating agency inspections and accreditation from agencies such as the Joint Commission (JC) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
a. Advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of medical technology sufficient to perform the full range of duties involved in planning, coordinating and evaluating laboratory services.
b. Knowledge of quality management standards.
c. Knowledge of accrediting agencies and regulatory requirements pertaining to laboratory operations.
d. Comprehensive knowledge of statistical evaluation and analysis.
e. Knowledge of laboratory operations and relationships to the organization.
f. Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory quality control/assurance policies, procedures and principles, as well as safety practices and regulations.

References: VA Handbook 5005/72, Part II, Appendix G24

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-11.

Physical Requirements:
The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as standing for long periods of time, bending, kneeling, reaching, moderate lifting of instruments and materials up to 50 pounds, walking moderate distances, mental alertness, and ability to work under pressure due to meeting established timetables for documentation, equipment failures and resolutions. Some assignments require working at a computer workstation and keyboarding for moderate periods of time. Several hours at a time may be spent under stressful conditions due to the responsibilities and pressures that the position can encompass. Rotation of shifts imposes additional physical demands.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

Certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS
Resume- (include dates and hours worked, ex. May 2010-June 2016, 40hrs)
Transcript
SF-50 (Will be required from current, permanent federal employees from other agencies)

VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Requirements:

Citizenship: Citizen of the United States

Education and or Experience Combination: A 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
A 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
A 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.

Certification: Candidates must have either (1) or (2) below:
(1) Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT.
(2) For positions up to the full performance level, candidates must 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 7/24/2018 9:55 EDT Page 3 of 5 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).

English Language Proficiency: MTs must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Grade Determinations:
GS-11 Quality Management Technologist. (Above Full Performance):Provides authoritative consultative services to management at all levels of the organization as it applies to quality management in a clinical laboratory setting. Maintains a laboratory quality management program and ensures monitoring of components and customer feedback. Identifies, defines and resolves issues associated with complex aspects of the collected data. Monitors laboratory quality control systems and performance indicators. Interacts with management officials and vendors providing inter-laboratory quality assurance and laboratory proficiency testing. Develops validation plans for equipment and methodology evaluations and evaluates statistical data collected. Responsible for laboratory continuous readiness for regulating agency inspections and accreditation from agencies such as the Joint Commission (JC) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
a. Advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of medical technology sufficient to perform the full range of duties involved in planning, coordinating and evaluating laboratory services.
b. Knowledge of quality management standards.
c. Knowledge of accrediting agencies and regulatory requirements pertaining to laboratory operations.
d. Comprehensive knowledge of statistical evaluation and analysis.
e. Knowledge of laboratory operations and relationships to the organization.
f. Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory quality control/assurance policies, procedures and principles, as well as safety practices and regulations.

References: VA Handbook 5005/72, Part II, Appendix G24

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-11.

Physical Requirements:
The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as standing for long periods of time, bending, kneeling, reaching, moderate lifting of instruments and materials up to 50 pounds, walking moderate distances, mental alertness, and ability to work under pressure due to meeting established timetables for documentation, equipment failures and resolutions. Some assignments require working at a computer workstation and keyboarding for moderate periods of time. Several hours at a time may be spent under stressful conditions due to the responsibilities and pressures that the position can encompass. Rotation of shifts imposes additional physical demands.
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