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Medical Technician

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Dallas
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThe Primary Purpose of the Position is: To provide phlebotomy and technical support to the medical technologists and physicians directly and indirectly utilizing services of the clinical laboratories and perform ancillary testing and technical duties as appropriate.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates07/29/2022 to 10/28/2022Salary$34,916 - $45,391 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 4HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Dallas, TX1 vacancyRemote jobNoTelework eligibleNoTravel RequiredNot requiredRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceCompetitivePromotion potentialNoneJob family (Series)0645 Medical TechnicianSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceOtherDrug testYesPosition sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement numberCAZM-11591299-22-KHControl number668455400HelpThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.Federal employees - Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.Federal employees - Excepted serviceCurrent excepted service federal employees.Individuals with disabilitiesMilitary spousesVeteransClarification from the agencyThis position is open to current permanent Federal employees, Veterans, and status candidates.Current permanent employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs should apply to CAZM-11551298-22-KH.HelpThis job is also open in another announcement to:Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Internal to an agencyHelpThis job is also open in another announcement to:Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Internal to an agencyVideosHelpDutiesThis is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file until October 28, 2022. The first cut-off date is August 18, 2022. Performs routine venipuncture specimen collection from inpatients and outpatients. Proficiently collects blood samples with a minimal number of failures, patient bruising, or required resticks. Ensures that samples are submitted to the clinical laboratory with least possible delay. Recollects patient specimens when determined by the medical technologists to be inadequate or insufficient to meet the test requirements. Collects additional samples as required for the purpose of performing additional requested testing. Collects blood samples ln the manner described by the College of American Pathologists'(CAP) as well as the written guidelines of P Prepares samples for testing in the various clinical laboratory sections. Receives and sorts specimens. Checks request slips for proper information, and time stamp the request slip. Times in and deliver specimens to various laboratory sections. Centrifuges, decants, and aliquots specimens as appropriate. Performs ancillary support testing. Performs ancillary testing such as CLIA waived testing and operates instrumentation necessary for testing. Manages specimen workload to prevent back log. Contacts necessary medical staff for corrections to orders as needed. Manually accessions orders for testing. Performs daily calibration and quality control for instrumentation. Manually records patient results for data entry to VISTA. Receives patients in the outpatient phlebotomy area and supports areas with supplies and materials used for phlebotomy services. Checks patients into the outpatient phlebotomy area. Verifies patient information and tests ordered in the computer system. Organizes workflow. Provides customer service to all patients arriving in the laboratory for blood collection. Distributes, stores, and delivers supplies and other materials used for phlebotomy service. Cleans and restocks the blood collection room and areas where collection trays and equipment are stored. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, multiple tours on day and evening shifts. Rotating weekends and holidays. Tours are subject to change based on scheduling needs. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD8377A, PD08377A, PD8377-A, PD07596A, and PD08377A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredHelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this jobAll 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.Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to background/security investigationSelected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processParticipation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/28/2022. Candidates must meet the following Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR): Specialized Experience GS-4: (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 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 (Transcripts Required); (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 (Transcripts Required) ; 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. (Transcripts Required) You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:Specialized Experience GS-4: 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: knowledge of approved venipuncture specimen collection techniques, patient identification, and specimen handling. Knowledge of laboratory test requirements necessary to select and use the appropriate equipment and materials. Knowledge of patient identification methods and procedures established by regulatory and accrediting agencies, designed to prevent misidentification which could result in severe patient compromise or morbidity. Knowledge of specimen handling requirements. OR,Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 2 years above high school with courses related to the occupation. (Transcripts 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 high school. (Transcripts Required) . You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:ClericalDiagnostic Medical TestingSpecimen 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 and carrying, under 15 pounds; Pushing 4-6 hours; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking and Standing 4-6 hours; Repeated bending 4-6 hours; Both legs required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic and shades of colors; Hearing (aid may be 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/.EducationA transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. NOTE: If your school has changed names, or is no longer in existence, you must provide this information in your application.Additional informationReceiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.Read moreHelpA career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.HelpA career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Cover LetterDD-214/ Statement of ServiceDiploma/ GEDDisability Letter (Schedule A)Disability Letter (VA)OF-306Other Application DocumentationPCS OrdersPerformance AppraisalProof of EnrollmentProof of Marriage StatusResumeSeparation Notice (RIF)SF-15SF-50/ Notification of Personnel ActionTranscript SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time in Grade and/or Eligibility): Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employeeAn SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-gradeAward 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:Within grade increases at the highest grade held; orPromotions with an effective date more than one year old; orSF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old. Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit Feds Hire Vets - Veterans - Job Seekers - Veterans' Preference.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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