The Medical Technician performs phlebotomy and provides technical support to VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System and clinic providers that utilize Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service services. This vacancy is located in Corpus Christi, Texas To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/04/2023. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: General/Specialized Experience: 6 months of general experience, and 6 months of specialized experience in the federal service, that equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position and that is typically in and/or related to the position being filled. Specialized experience includes knowledge of specimen collection techniques by venipuncture and laboratory sample requirements; knowledge of patient identification methods and procedures to prevent misidentification; knowledge for processing specimens and performing specimen analysis; knowledge of understanding patient privacy, and knowledge of laboratory testing necessary to communicate unusual and complex information. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. 2 years above high school with courses related to the occupation. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond a high school diploma. Individual Occupational Requirement: In addition to the specialized experience above, individuals must also meet the occupational requirements for the Medical Technician position. Candidate must possess: 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: For GS-4: 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) above for GS-3; 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 will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Clerical Computer Skills Diagnostic Medical Testing Specimen Collection 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: light lifting (under 15 pounds); light carrying (under 15 pounds); use of fingers; both hands required; walking (3 hours); standing (4 hours); repeated bending (3 hours); both legs required; both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted) 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/. ["The Medical Technician performs phlebotomy and provides technical support to VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS) and clinic providers that utilize Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS) services. The incumbent in this position performs a variety of duties which are interrelated to ensuring the timely and proper procurement and processing of specimens for analysis in the laboratory. The incumbent performs these functions with only general supervision. Primary duties are the reception of patients, performing positive patient identification procedures, verifying test orders in VistA, organizing patient workflow based on patient need, and processing orders correctly. Performs venipuncture on both inpatient and outpatients utilizing age and gender specific skills to the young adult, adult and geriatric patient. The incumbent is expected to independently perform the following tasks: Welcome outpatients and expeditiously verify laboratory test orders; Performs venipuncture according to well documented guidelines and protocols with minimal discomfort to the patient; Accurately accessions specimens into VistA and is the primary source of determining the acceptability, integrity, proper labeling, and volume of specimens for testing; Contact and dialogue with clinicians regarding test orders may be required to ensure specimens are correctly received (accessioned) and process in the laboratory; Prepares specimens for shipment to reference labs, which includes complex processing steps (i.e. log out of specimens and logging in or results, proper order forms, etc.); Perform miscellaneous duties to include: obtaining laboratory results from the computer system, delivering specimens to other laboratory areas, stocking supplies, eyewash quality control, temperature monitoring and other duties as assigned; Incumbent is expected to demonstrate and provide superb customer and Veteran centered patient care at all times. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD00175A and PD001750 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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