This position is located within the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the VA Providence Health Care System, Providence, Rhode Island responsible for a variety of procedures and complex analysis, infrequently requested tests, evaluating abnormal results, using and maintaining equipment and implementing and monitoring quality control. In this position you will be expected to rotate in Hematology, Coagulation, Blood Bank, Chemistry, Urinalysis and Microbiology as well as, performing phlebotomy English Language Proficiency - 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. SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SCREEN-OUT) - A Selective Placement Factor (SPF) has been identified for this position. Selective Placement Factors (SPF) are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for the position. Applicants who do not meet the SPF are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is: Experience performing phlebotomy/blood draws on human patients. In addition to the English Language proficiency and the Selective Placement Factor, applicant(s) must meet one of the following: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level in Federal service performing technical medical laboratory support work such as: performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings; or 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. This experience must be documented in your resume to receive credit. We will not make assumptions. -OR- SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: One full year of graduate education that is directly related to the work of this position. One year of full-time graduate 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 information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the one year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. Transcripts required with application. -OR- COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position. Experience must be detailed, and transcripts required with application. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Customer Service Diagnostic Medical Testing Specimen Collection 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/. ["NOTICE: The announcement closing date has been extended until May 4, 2023. Applicants that have already applied do not need to re-apply, but may update their resume and/or application materials up until the new closing date. Note: Specialized experience is only creditable when the resume clearly demonstrates the required specialized experience. In addition to meeting the specialized experience and/or education, applicants must demonstrate on their resume that they have met the Selective Placement Factor - performing phlebotomy/blood draws on human patients. See the Qualifications section of the announcement for more detailed information. ***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Duties include but may not be limited to: Performs phlebotomy and follows current clinical laboratory standard guidelines; Performs technical procedures including automated chemistry panels, blood banking, complete blood counts, coagulation tests, body fluid analysis, peripheral smear evaluation, etc.; Evaluates requested procedures to determine the suitability of specimens for analysis; Selects, performs, evaluates and monitors the performance of routine and complex procedures; Calibrates, standardizes, adjusts, and performs routine preventative maintenance and documents service on instruments; Takes responsibility for the setup of cultures, staining of specimens, and isolation of bacteria; Performs daily quality control to assure reagents, equipment and temperatures are within the recommended guidelines; Screens test results to detect discrepancies, artifacts and pathologic change that may warrant additional testing; Identifies abnormal cellular morphology that will provide the clinician with information related to disease processes and blood cell abnormalities to include leukemias and lymphomas; Examines urine microscopy examinations, urine drug screen analysis, fecal occult blood analysis and pregnancy tests; Enters reference lab results in VISTA, evaluates the validity of the test result in relation to the test system, assay procedure, age and gender of the patient; Packages and ships diagnostic specimens to reference labs following DOT and IATA regulations; Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm or 4:00pm - Midnight. Requires rotating shifts and rotating weekends and holidays. Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received."]
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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