THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED. This position is located within the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service of the Northern Indiana VA Healthcare System in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 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. ~AND~ 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 in phlebotomy and performing blood draws on humans. In addition to the English Language and Selective Placement Factors, applicant(s) must meet one of the following to qualify for this position. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Requires at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-6) in the Federal service that includes (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, specialized experience includes operating laboratory equipment; preparing specimens for analysis; performing chemistry and hematology testing; identifying unusual results or discrepancies; and utilizing a computer system/software to enter and report test results. (Resume(s) must clearly demonstrate the experience and duties you have performed. We will not make assumptions regarding experience.) ~OR~ SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (Transcript Required) - Successful completion of one (1) year of graduate level education that is directly related to the work of the position to be filled. ~OR~ COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Transcript Required) - Combination of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Chemistry Customer Service (Clerical/Technical) Quality Management 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/. ["***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** NOTE: Intermittent employment is defined as non-fulltime employment in which employees serve under an excepted or competitive service appointment without a regularly scheduled tour of duty. A position with an intermittent work schedule is sporadic and unpredictable so that a tour of duty cannot be regularly scheduled in advance. Intermittent positions offer health insurance only if the employee is expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days. Duties include but may not be limited to: Serves as a Medical Technician in the Clinical Laboratory; Independently performing a variety of difficult and complex laboratory procedures and examinations within various disciplines of the clinical laboratory; Accessioning of patient specimens into the laboratory information system, instruction of patients in the collection of urine and stool samples, and the collection of blood specimens by venipuncture; Performing complex analytical testing procedures under the supervision of a Medical Technologist as directed within the various sections of the service; Performing tests that are new and involve very fine distinctions. Typically, many extremely delicate and exacting steps are required, and the instrumentation is elaborate and complex; Performing testing methodologies within the discipline of Chemistry include, but are not limited to, urinalysis with microscopic examination; colorimetric analytical testing procedures; nephrolomethic methodologies; fluorescent polarization immunoassay (FPIA); and microparticle enzyme immunoassay (MEIA); Preparing reagents, assembling equipment and verifying correct instrument operation; Maintaining validity of assay system by appropriate testing of reagents prior to use; Receiving and preparing requests for testing and specimens into the clinical laboratory and verifying the accuracy and completeness of the request; and Performing other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Intermittent work schedule within lab staffed hours and to-be-determined. 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.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.