As a Medical Technician in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service in C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, Florida. You will provide assistance to Medical Technologists, Supervisors and Managers in performing specimen collection, examination, receipt, processing and shipment procedures as well as phlebotomy in an inpatient and outpatient setting. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/05/2023. The Medical Technician Series 0645 has an Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) 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) an associate-degree course of study of which the 2nd year of the 2-year program included successful completion of a training course of approximately a year's duration in a certified laboratory assistant school approved by a nationally recognized accrediting agency; (b) 1 year of study that included 6 semester hours in chemistry and/or the biological sciences, plus successful completion of the training course as described in (a) for GS-03 grade level; or (c) 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours of chemistry and/or biological science course work that must have been directly related to the specialization of the position to be filled. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-03 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of general experience would typically include, but are not limited to: at least six (6) months of general experience, and six (6) months of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled? General Experience is: (1) Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Specialized experience is: (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. Note: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hour worked per week. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 2 years above high school with courses related to the occupation, if required. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. Your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the 1 year of experience required for GS-04; then determine your education as a percentage of the 2 years of education that meets he requirements for GS-04. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for GS-04 grade level. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. 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: Work is performed in a laboratory atmosphere and requires regular and physical exertion such as walking, bending, recurrent standing and moderate lifting. The work requires specific physical characteristics and abilities and dexterity needed to perform intricate analytical and technical procedures. Entering patient information, test orders, and data in a computer may result in physical problems from the effects of repetitive motion and eyestrain. The incumbent must have normal color vision. The position may also require assisting geriatric and/or disabled patients. 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/. ["Duties include, but not limited: Responsible for the collection and receipt of specimens; assurance of integrity of specimens received; preparation and processing of specimens and the transportation of specimens throughout the Healthcare System and to Reference Laboratories. Perform clerical duties while maintaining exemplary customer service, a high level of patient privacy, and laboratory safety. Responsible for reviewing requests for laboratory testing to verify the accuracy and completeness of the request. Responsible for reviewing telephonic inquiries and communicating results to appropriate personnel using exemplary customer service and professionalism. Receives and processes all specimens, blood, urine, body fluid, CSF, bone marrow, tissue, that are sent to commercial and VA reference laboratories for testing using strict guidelines for specimen integrity and stability. Responsible for collection of pre-employment, random, or \"for cause\"/suspicious drug screens. Responsible for proper patient identification using a minimum of two patient identifiers per policy. Performs venipuncture procedures in the outpatient and/or inpatient settings. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Varied Days & Hours. Weekend, holiday, on-call, and disaster rotation schedule as needed to ensure patient care needs are met. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD10091A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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