The position serves as a Medical Technician for Phlebotomy and Specimen Receiving within Laboratory Service at the VAMC Grand Junction. The position performs Phlebotomy, specimen testing, storage, and specimens shipping. The position performs Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived point of care testing. The position is responsible for inventory control, record control, specimen collection and processing, quality improvement activities, and the primary-for-phlebotomy functions. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/15/2023. 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-05 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-04. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education, as described below: GS-05 Individual Occupational Requirement in 0645 Series: 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. OR, Education and Training: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects appropriate to the position to be filled. GS-06 Individual Occupational Requirement in 0645 Series: 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. In addition to Individual Occupational Requirement, you must also meet Grade Level Requirement: GS-05 Grade Level: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-04 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Accessing a variety of computer systems and databases to retrieve information; utilizing basic understanding of blood collection procedures by venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques; assisting with aseptic principles and sterilization in performing work duties; working with phlebotomy colleagues to ensure accurate specimen receiving and shipping; performing clerical duties related to handling of laboratory specimens. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects appropriate to the position to be filled. OR, Combination: Equivalent combinations of post-high school education and specialized experience, as described above. Note: only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. GS-06 Grade Level: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 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 venipunctures in accordance with facility and lab policies and procedures; sorting specimens based on testing location, needs, and priority for turnaround time; contacting physicians for additional needed information and/or patient history in order to ensure proper testing and interpretive data is received; setting up equipment for all phlebotomy procedures and ensuring functionality according to standards; accessioning specimens; utilizing computer software to receive test results from reference laboratories, to enter results into the Veterans Health Information System and Technology Architecture (VISTA) or comparable system, to verify for completeness, and to check for pending test results; verifying lab test requests are consistent with physician orders; generating labels, sorting labeled specimens, and delivering samples to appropriate lab sections; conducting work according to lab safety regulations. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Conscientiousness Interpersonal Skills Specimen Collection 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 extensive periods of standing and walking, regular and recurring bending, lifting (less than 40 pounds), stooping and stretching. 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/. ["Major duties include, but are not limited to: Sets up equipment for all phlebotomy procedures and ensures functionality according to standards. Assures the proper request, both hardcopy and Veterans Health Information System and Technology Architecture (VISTA) computer orders and correct specimen (i.e., type, amount, etc.) are submitted with all required information. Accessions specimens & retrieves results using Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and VISTA computer systems. Performs venipunctures in accordance with facility and lab policies and procedures. Conducts work according to lab safety regulations. Sorts specimens based on testing location, needs, and priority for turnaround time. Verifies correct patient identification and performs proper specimen handling and labeling (accurately labels all samples correctly with patient/sample identifiers). Immediately contacts physician of critical results. Contacts physicians for additional needed information and/or patient history in order to ensure proper testing and interpretive data is received. Interacts with clinic sites and hospital staff to educate and monitor compliance to specimen collection requirements and handling guidelines. Verifies lab test request are consistent with physician orders. Generates labels, sorts labeled specimens, and delivers samples to appropriate lab sections. Ensures that all specimens being handled maintain their integrity and are properly and completely labeled. Performs clerical duties related to handling of laboratory specimens, e.g. conducting order entry and patient registration in reference lab information' systems, accessioning specimens, receiving test results from reference laboratories, entering results into the VISTA, verifying for completeness, and checking for pending test results. Makes distribution of reports to physician and medical records when automation is unavailable. Controls contaminated or potentially dangerous specimens according to accreditation agency requirements. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD01247A and PD13057A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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