The incumbent serves in the Phlebotomy section of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service. The position is that of a Medical Technician assigned to provide phlebotomy support for both in and out patients at the West Texas VA Health Care System. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/18/2023. Candidates must meet the following Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR): Specialized Experience: For positions at GS-4 and above: (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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have 6 months of general experience, and 6 months of specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Specialized experience includes: knowledge of approved venipuncture specimen collection techniques and laboratory test requirements, knowledge of processing and storage requirements and procedures for laboratory specimens, knowledge of patient identification methods, and knowledge and technical skill to perform patient testing and quality control procedures, verify the accuracy of results obtained and reporting results as required by policy. OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have possess 2 years above high school with courses related to the occupation. Note: At grades GS-4 and above, a portion of the education is usually directly related to the work of the position to be filled. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) OR Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and education beyond a high school diploma.(TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Specimen Collection Computer Skills Customer Service Quality Assurance 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: The work is sedentary. Some work may require movement between offices, hospitals, warehouses, and similar areas for meetings and to conduct work. Work may also require walking/standing, in conjunctions with travel to and attendance at meetings and/or conferences away from the work site. Incumbent may carry and lift light items weighing less than 15 pounds. 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 will perform phlebotomy, accession specimens, and perform other procedures necessary to ensure appropriate specimen receipt, handling, and processing to ensure accurate, reliable laboratory results. The incumbent will be required to rotate through all in patient units/wards and all outpatient draw stations as well as performing responsibilities with the laboratory. The incumbent performs established quality control/maintenance procedures to check the accuracy and validity of any instrumentation such as centrifuges and phlebotomy devices. The incumbent identifies unusual discrepancies/conditions that can cause erroneous results. The incumbent is also required to receive and sort specimens, check results slips for proper information, log in specimen and deliver specimens to various laboratory sections. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD519-1154-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Note: This is a Bargaining Unit Position."]
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