You will serve as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the Laboratory/Clinical Pathology Department of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Virginia. Clinical Laboratory Scientist who performs all the advanced technical work of a Blood Bank Technologist where the position will actually reside.
You will handle unusual test requests, identifies and resolves inconsistent test results and the occurrence of unusual events and take appropriate action
You will review daily quality assurance data by generating and reviewing statistical data such as Levy-Jennings graphs, quality control logs and pending test lists.
You will recognize and identifies departures from expected results, including shifts, trends, bias and systemic versus random errors and formulates sound corrective action and proactive initiative to resolve problems.
You will evaluate, modify or adapt new methods or revise standard techniques to improve or expand sensitivity, specificity, accuracy or precision of testing methodologies.
Travel Required - Not Required
Relocation expenses reimbursed - No
This announcement uses the Health Care expedited hiring authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 02/19/2020. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 02/19/2020 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of clinical laboratory experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional Clinical Laboratory Scientist; or I have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in clinical laboratory science. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: perform specialized and technically blood banking tests; analyze blood banking test results or test systems; record results through data entry modes using laboratory information systems or retrieves information from electronic databases; evaluate, modify, or adapt new blood banking methods or revise standard techniques to improve or expand testing methodologies.
This position has selective placement factors that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factors are:
You must be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT) or other board of registry deemed comparable by the Center for Clinical Laboratory Medicine (CCLM) as a medical technologist (MT) or medical laboratory scientist (MLS); or be a commissioned laboratory officer in the Military Services, and have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; and have at least 3 years of laboratory experience in high complexity testing and be certified by the ASCP, AMT or other board of registry deemed comparable by CCLM as an MT or MLS; AND
Meet minimal conditions to be certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program in accordance with 42 CFR 493.1461.
Must possess a Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification. Failure to possess this certification will result in an ineligible rating. Possession of the factor must be verifiable via your resume or support documents.
Failure to document possession of the selective placement factors in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:
A Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry, and mathematics; AND have successfully completed a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time my degree was obtained. OR
Successfully completed a full 4-year course of study that included 12 months in a college or hospital-based medical technology program or medical technology school approved by a recognized accrediting organization. The professional medical technology curriculum may have consisted of a 1-year post- bachelor's certificate program or the last 1 or 2 years of a 4-year program of study culminating in a bachelor's in medical technology. OR
Have successfully completed a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics. (Note - All science and mathematics courses must have been acceptable for credit toward meeting the requirements for a science major at an accredited college or university.) AND have five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, microbiology, Immunology and Urinalysis/Body Fluids. (Note - Acceptable experience is responsible professional or technician experience in a hospital laboratory, health agency, industrial medical laboratory, or pharmaceutical house; or teaching, test development, or medical research program experience that provided an understanding of the methods and techniques applied in performing professional clinical laboratory work. Certification/licensure as a medical technologist (generalist) obtained through written examination by a nationally recognized credentialing agency or State licensing body is a good indication that the quality of experience is acceptable.) OR
Are currently a federal employee assigned to a Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist 0644 series position as of September 2017.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
This position requires rotating shift work.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
In addition to meeting all minimum qualification and eligibility requirements, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one who possesses the competencies and experience to perform the duties of the position successfully with orientation to learn/understand the activities, procedures, policies and processes. Demonstrated work experience in the occupation is typically qualifying for placement. This criterion cannot be met by education and training. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
Background checks, security clearance and drug testing required.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Please visit: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx to learn more. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
HOW TO APPLY! Please Go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/558585600 and follow the instructions under the "How to Apply" section.
You must apply through the link above by March 4, 2020. We are unable to accept applications from American Association of Blood Banks or via email. Applications not submitted through the above link will not receive consideration.
Internal Number: DE-10715233-20-HLH
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