This position serves as a Lead Medical Technician in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. Primary duties include preparing and examining specimens, maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment, and leading other technicians including distributing workload among employees, reviewing work performed by technicians, and providing on the job training to new and existing employees. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. In order to qualify for this position, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-6) in the Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled (Lead Medical Technician)? Specialized experience: (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 - performing work in a clinical laboratory where the majority of the work is in support of patient diagnosis and/or treatment; performing both routine and specialized processing, tests and examinations in anatomic pathology; implementing and following proper protocols in receiving/collecting, sorting, recording, storing and/or shipping of clinical laboratory specimens; and leading other Medical Technicians in specimen processing; OR EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: Successful completion of one full year of graduate-level education directly related to the work of this position - performing work in a clinical laboratory where the majority of the work is in support of patient diagnosis and/or treatment; performing both routine and specialized processing, tests and examinations in anatomic pathology; implementing and following proper protocols in receiving/collecting, sorting, recording, storing and/or shipping of clinical laboratory specimens; and leading other Medical Technicians in specimen processing. NOTE TO APPLICANTS: One year of full-time graduate-level education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study; if that number cannot be obtained from the transcript, 18 semester hours will be considered as one full academic year of graduate study. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED - If you do not submit a copy of your transcript, your application may not be processed.); OR COMBINATION: An equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described above to fully meet the requirements of this position. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED - If you do not submit a copy of your transcript, your application may not be processed.) You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Analytical Reasoning Clerical Diagnostic Medical Testing Technical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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/. ["***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Major Duties: Distributes workload among employees in accordance with established workflow. Determines or spot checks employee work. Answers requests and provides advice to employees, supervisors, and others. Resolves simple informal complaints of technician employees while referring major complaints to the supervisor. Accepts and/or documents incoming patient specimens using the designated computer system (or backup system) as per established policies and procedures. Processes specimens and selects appropriate procedures based on knowledge of the type of specimens, patient information, and resources available in the laboratory. Performs a variety of laboratory tasks that may be established or new and involve very fine distinctions in analytical methods. Enters results into hospital computer system, verifying accuracy, completeness and validity in the testing process. Appropriately codes specimens with CPT and SNOMED. Prepares specimens for referral testing as directed by pathologist. Calibrates and maintains laboratory instrumentation and equipment at timely and/or established intervals to minimize break downs and delay of procedures. Ensures that sufficient supply of reagents, standards and controls are available at all times. Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment in such a manner as to provide safety and efficiency of laboratory operations. Monitors quality control of testing systems as required. Prepares reagents, assembles equipment and supplies and verifies correct instrument operation. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm or \"Other\" as agreed upon by supervisor. Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.
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