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Job Title: Medical Technician
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Manchester, NH
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Banking, Customer Service and Call Center, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Medical Technician

The incumbent will have the following major areas of responsibility and is assigned to different areas of the laboratory on a rotational basis as needed:
(1) Accessions both clinical and anatomic pathology specimens into the computer system, using both automated and manual methods
(2) Collects blood by venipuncture on both in- and outpatients
(3) Collects urine, sputum, and stool specimens in the outpatient laboratory and the satellite laboratory
(4) Transports specimens from the collection site to the testing Laboratory
(5) Answers questions relative to patient specimens
(6) Instructs and assists patients
(7) Performs waived testing such as fecal occult blood testing
(8) Centrifuges and organizes specimens, preparing them for analysis on numerous automated instruments in the laboratory;
(9) Processes, organizes, sorts and packages all specimens to be sent or shipped to reference laboratories as needed
(10) Performs EKG's in Primary Care and SAC Phlebotomy
(11) Manages storage and disposal of tissue specimens according to VHA requirements
(12) Receives and signs for incoming laboratory supplies and maintains storage of supplies for the laboratory
(13) Performs procedures as directed in the following specialized departments of the laboratory: Hematology, Chemistry, Microbiology and Histology utilizing technical equipment and instruments
(14) Performs additional duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; Day Shift
Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician /PD# 0188
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/12/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS 5 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS 4. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS 4) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: performing venipuncture on humans, finger sticks and urine specimens, identifying the patient for testing, adhering to Infection Control policies and procedures, verifying laboratory orders, phlebotomy, blood culture collection, processing, transporting and storing lab specimens; technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings or technical support work in a closely related field, e.g., biological laboratory technician work, that required application of the methods and techniques for the position to be filled.
OR,
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed a four (4) year course of study of education above the high school level (1 year is the equivalent of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor's degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position which may include clinical hematology, clinical laboratory practices, phlebotomy practicum, clinical microbiology, clinical practicum or special topics in the Medical Laboratory Technology field. This education must have been obtained in an accredited technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
OR,
Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the high school level. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Specimen Collection
  • Technical Competence
  • Technical Competence


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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Physical demands may involve lifting, standing, walking, bending, or sitting, any of which may be required for prolonged periods of time. The incumbent must be able to communicate verbally and have the digital dexterity and adequate vision to perform safe venipuncture procedures. Lifting will not exceed weight of 40 pounds. The incumbent will utilize all safety practices and equipment required by the laboratory, facility policy, accrediting and regulatory agencies for purposes of ensuring compliance with occupational safety requirements.

None

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

  • Resume


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 make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • 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

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/12/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS 5 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS 4. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS 4) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: performing venipuncture on humans, finger sticks and urine specimens, identifying the patient for testing, adhering to Infection Control policies and procedures, verifying laboratory orders, phlebotomy, blood culture collection, processing, transporting and storing lab specimens; technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings or technical support work in a closely related field, e.g., biological laboratory technician work, that required application of the methods and techniques for the position to be filled.
OR,
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed a four (4) year course of study of education above the high school level (1 year is the equivalent of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor's degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position which may include clinical hematology, clinical laboratory practices, phlebotomy practicum, clinical microbiology, clinical practicum or special topics in the Medical Laboratory Technology field. This education must have been obtained in an accredited technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
OR,
Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the high school level. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Specimen Collection
  • Technical Competence
  • Technical Competence


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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Physical demands may involve lifting, standing, walking, bending, or sitting, any of which may be required for prolonged periods of time. The incumbent must be able to communicate verbally and have the digital dexterity and adequate vision to perform safe venipuncture procedures. Lifting will not exceed weight of 40 pounds. The incumbent will utilize all safety practices and equipment required by the laboratory, facility policy, accrediting and regulatory agencies for purposes of ensuring compliance with occupational safety requirements.
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