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Job Title: Medical Techonologist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Tucson, AZ
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Banking, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Medical Techonologist

The duties and responsibilities of the Medical Technologist-includes but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform a broad range of laboratory procedure to include advanced and complex.
  • Recognize deviation from expected results; analyzes and correct problems using scientific principles.
  • Recognize and communicate pre-defined critical results affecting patient care.
  • Evaluate and solve problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic processes and requirements.
  • Maintain and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment; use, calibrate, identify malfunctions, repair, and perform preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Diagnose deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction.
  • Perform and document quality control and quality assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement.
  • Adhere to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the work place.
  • Identify discrepancies, solve problems, and suggest solutions.
  • Answer inquires regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which influence test results.
  • Interpret results and suggest follow-up test selection or procedures.
  • Evaluate and implement new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison, and establishment of reference intervals.
  • Assist with instruction and training of new employees, students, and in the laboratory's in-service/continuing education program.
  • Communicate effectively and courteously while working as a healthcare team member.
  • Provide excellent service as defined by the customer (healthcare providers, patients, and others).
  • Give direction and guidance using underlying principles of laboratory testing,
  • Organize work and set priorities to meet deadlines.

Work Schedule: Off-shift; on-call, weekends and holidays are possible
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Language: proficient in spoken and written English? [To be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA, applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.]
  • Education: 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: possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT. OR 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).
Grade Determinations: GS-09 (Full performance) In addition to meeting the basic requirements; Must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS -07, Example of specialized experience include utilizing laboratory equipment, analyze and interpret laboratory results/processes. OR Must have Master's degree or 2 academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education in medical technology or directly related field. Annotate experience on RESUME and provide TRANSCRIPTS if using education to qualify.

References: VA Handbook 5005/72, Part II, Appendix G24, Medical Technologist Qualification Standard

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS -09.

Physical Requirements: Medical Technologist Functional requirements: Light lifting (Less than 15lbs); Reaching above the shoulder; Use of fingers; Standing (2 hours); Repeating bending (2 hours); Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing aid permitted.

None

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

  • VA Form 10-2850c AND Certification
  • Resume
  • Transcript


REQUIRED: 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
  • VA Form 10-2850c AND Certification
  • VA Disability Letter
  • 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:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Language: proficient in spoken and written English? [To be appointed under authority of 38 U.S.C., chapter 73 or 74, to serve in a direct patient-care capacity in VHA, applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.]
  • Education: 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: possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT. OR 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).
Grade Determinations: GS-09 (Full performance) In addition to meeting the basic requirements; Must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS -07, Example of specialized experience include utilizing laboratory equipment, analyze and interpret laboratory results/processes. OR Must have Master's degree or 2 academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education in medical technology or directly related field. Annotate experience on RESUME and provide TRANSCRIPTS if using education to qualify.

References: VA Handbook 5005/72, Part II, Appendix G24, Medical Technologist Qualification Standard

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS -09.

Physical Requirements: Medical Technologist Functional requirements: Light lifting (Less than 15lbs); Reaching above the shoulder; Use of fingers; Standing (2 hours); Repeating bending (2 hours); Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing aid permitted.
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