The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is recruiting for a full time, permanent Lead Medical Technologist. This position is located in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 1. United States Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United States. 2. English Language Proficiency: Medical Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005/72, Part II, Chapter 2, Section D, 5a. 3. Education and/or Experience Combination: In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must possess: (1) A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.) (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) AND Completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree. -OR- (2) A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) AND Two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. -OR- (3) A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) AND five years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. 4. Certification: Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT. 5. Drivers License: You must possess an active, valid drivers license. GRADE DETERMINATIONS: In addition to meeting the basic requirements above you must also meet the below grade requirements. The following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. Grade Determinations for Medical Technologist GS-11: Experience or Education: Experience: GS-11, must have one (1) year of creditable experience equivalent to the full performance grade level (GS-09), which is directly related to the position to be filled. -OR- Education: Must possess three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in medical technology or a directly related field. Lead Medical Technologist Assignment. Facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities, goals and achievements are coordinated with management. Responsible for all aspects of operation in their area of specialty including preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance. Acts as a liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty. In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Knowledge of medical technology applicable to a wide range of duties to solve complex problems involving diverse aspects of clinical laboratory practice. Knowledge of regulatory, licensing and accrediting agency requirements and statutes governing clinical laboratory operations in order to plan, implement or monitor laboratory programs and services. Ability to manage and coordinate daily work activities and assignments in a section. Skill to maintain, troubleshoot and repair laboratory instrumentation. Ability to provide technical oversight in order to manage personnel and work assignments in a manner that assures completion of the laboratory workload. Preferred Experience / Qualifications: Experience facilitating team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members or employees to ensure that tasks are completed and team priorities, goals, needs and achievements are coordinated with management. Experience with preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance. Advanced knowledge of specialized and complex subject matter extending beyond the duties of test performance. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G24, Medical Technologist Qualification Standard. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. Physical Requirements: The incumbent must be able to perform moderate lifting of 15-44 pounds, straight pulling, pushing, reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers and both hands, walking 4-8 hours, standing 4-8 hours, kneeling, repeated bending, and use of both arms and legs. Specific visual requirements include vision for both eyes, depth perception, the ability to distinguish colors and shades of colors, and the ability to read ordinary type without strain. The incumbent must have adequate hearing (aids permitted), and the emotional stability and mental stability to deal with stressful situations. The employee must have rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously and have the ability to operate a motor vehicle as occasional travel to and from the CBOCs may be required. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is a two-division campus located in Cincinnati, Ohio and Fort Thomas, Kentucky serving 15 counties in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana with 6 Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Bellevue, KY; Florence, KY; Lawrenceburg, IN; Hamilton, OH; Clermont County, OH, and Georgetown, OH. Cincinnati VAMC also supports two off main campus locations in the Cincinnati area via an Eye Center and Mental Health Outreach Community Division. The Lead Medical Technologist (LMT) works in collaboration with the Medical Technologist/Laboratory Information Systems Manager (LIM) and the Medical Technologist/Contracting Officer Representative Team to support the needs of the service. The Incumbent facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities, goals, needs, and achievements are coordinated with management. Responsible for all aspects of operation In their area of specialty including preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance. The Lead exercises independent judgement within the scope of testing and performs high level duties of significant scope, complexity and range. Major duties include but are not limited to the following: Responsible for all aspects of operation in their area of specialty including preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance. Incumbent evaluates abnormal results, use and maintain equipment and implement, monitor and review daily / monthly liquid and electronic quality control. Provides professional and technical advice to other Health Professionals Provides Continuing Education for staff Acts as a liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty area Prepares reports, maintains records, administrative information Prepares and presents work-related information to supervisor Researches qualitative and quantitative methods in the appropriate laboratory specialty area Performs statistical analysis on quality control and quality assurance monitors Performs qualitative and quantitative moderate and complex testing methods in all the assigned laboratory specialty areas Coordinates training in the methods and techniques of the appropriate laboratory specialty area Maintains and calibrates instrumentation and equipment to ensure correct performance Troubleshoots instrumentation and equipment problems during the shift to ensure uninterrupted testing Evaluates new and evolving developments in laboratory instrumentation and automation Ensures compliance with rules and regulations of assorted regulatory agencies such as CAP, TJC, AABB, and OSHA Coordinates quality control activities with the supervisor Coordinates proficiency program for the appropriate laboratory specialty Performs other duties as assigned based on the needs of P&LMS. A Lead Medical Technologist assignment requires specialized training and experience; Must have advanced knowledge of specialized and complex subject matter extending beyond the duties of test performance and Have wide latitude for exercising independent judgment. Work Schedule: 7:30 am- 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday, Tour may be adjusted on a temporary basis to meet the needs of Special Assignments. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 91685-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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