The Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville, FL is recruiting for a Medical Technician position. The incumbent performs a variety of specimen processing functions, coordinating general flow of specimens from phlebotomy to the individual sections of the lab (Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology etc). Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment in such a manner as to provide safety and efficiency of laboratory operations. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/07/2022. 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-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. 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. Basic Requirement: For positions at GS-4 and above: (a) Technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings or (b) 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. AND You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of medical terminology and concepts. Experience evaluating specimen preparation associated with pre-analytic testing phases. Experience consulting with physicians on various processes. Knowledge of medical-legal responsibilities and agency requirements such as CAP, JCAHO, FDA, etc. ***Please note: You must have BOTH time in grade AND specialized experience to meet minimum qualifications*** You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Analytical Reasoning Clerical Diagnostic Medical Testing 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: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as walking, standing, bending and lifting weights of 30-40 pounds reagent containers etc. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["Coordinates the receiving and the flow of specimens from phlebotomy to the individual sections (e.g. Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, etc.). Logs specimen discrepancies and notifies appropriate provider about specimen integrity/rejection issues and ensures specimen integrity, preservation and timely delivery to the testing area. Packages products, receives and stores and reconciles shipments noting damage, contamination, hemolysis, shortage or other errors in shipment. Maintains the laboratory facilities and equipment (centrifuges and refrigerators) and controls supplies in such a manner as to provide safety and efficiency of laboratory operations and follows rules and regulations as outlined in the Fire and Safety Manual and maintains a clean, orderly, and safe work environment. Conducts all work according to laboratory safety guidelines and regulations. Performs all clerical duties related to the receipt and processing of orders for laboratory tests. Accessions the correct order number and promptly removes and reorders tests accessioned by mistake. Assists in training personnel or students in processing and laboratory safety and consistently demonstrates customer service performance expectations by utilizing the CARE (Connect, Appreciate, Respond, Empower) model. Cooperates and communicates with coworkers to accomplish work and improve the overall effectiveness of service. Communicates possible delays and bottlenecks to the supervisor, recommending corrective action. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 1400-2230 - 40 hrs per week (rotating holidays as needed) Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD04135A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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