This position serves as a staff Clinical Laboratory Scientist who performs procedures in clinical laboratory sections and assists in maintaining the quality control program with laboratory safety and quality assurance procedures. The incumbent reports to the supervisor of the clinical laboratory department of the Clinton Service Unit.
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Process patient samples and conducts analysis
Performs instrument calibration standardization and preventive maintenance
Troubleshoots instrument and quality control problems
Maintains section records as required
Corrects observed inadequacies to maintain quality assurance
25% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position. You will be in rotation to cover the El Reno Indian Health Center and the Watonga Indian Health Center on an as needed basis.
Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Clinical Laboratory Technologists And Technicians
Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Medical Laboratory Technologists
Technologists, Clinical Laboratory
Technologists, Medical Laboratory
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period.
This is an Open Until Filled job announcement. The first certificate of eligibles will be pulled on 10/15/2018 and on the 1st and the 15th of every month thereafter until the position has been filled.
This position is being re-announced to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not apply again unless submitting updated information.
This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-18-OK-10292881-DE; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both announcements.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
A. A Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics, AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
B. A full 4-year course of study that included 12 months in a college or hospital-based medical technology program or medical technology school approved by a recognized accrediting organization. The professional medical technology curriculum may have consisted of a 1-year post- bachelor's certificate program or the last 1 or 2 years of a 4-year program of study culminating in a bachelor's in medical technology.
C. A Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, AND five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, microbiology, Immunology and Urinalysis/Body Fluids. This combination of education and experience must have provided knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of medical technology equivalent to that provided by the full 4-year course of study described in A or B above. All science and mathematics courses must have been acceptable for credit toward meeting the requirements for a science major at an accredited college or university. Acceptable experience is responsible professional or technician experience in a hospital laboratory, health agency, industrial medical laboratory, or pharmaceutical house; or teaching, test development, or medical research program experience that provided an understanding of the methods and techniques applied in performing professional clinical laboratory work. Certification/licensure as a medical technologist (generalist) obtained through written examination by a nationally recognized credentialing agency or State licensing body is a good indication that the quality of experience is acceptable.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:
GS-7: Successful completion of one year of graduate level education in (1) the general field of medical technology, (2) one of the disciplines or specialized areas of medical technology, or (3) a field directly related and applicable to medical technology or the position to be filled
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service performing duties such as assisting senior technologist in preparing reagents; assisting with performance of routine laboratory tests; following procedures to ensure quality control; and using basic lab equipment/instruments.
A combination of education and specialized experience that when combined; fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for GS-7 grade level.
Completion of a 4-year course of study in a relevant field leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university, AND meet one of the following requirements for Superior Academic Achievement. (1) graduated with at least an overall GPA of 2.95; (2) graduated with at least a 3.45 GPA in your major or during the last two years of college; (3) graduated in the top third of the class; OR (4) a member of a national scholastic honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
GS-9: Successful completion of 2-years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in (1) the general field of medical technology, (2) one of the disciplines or specialized areas of medical technology, or (3) a field directly related and applicable to medical technology.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level performing duties such as performing procedures of a routine and complex nature in all clinical laboratory sections; standardizing/calibrating section instruments; preparing reagents and controls; assisting in maintaining quality control; performing analysis which is reviewed by senior staff; and performing electronic standardization procedures for computer instrument function testing.
A combination of education and specialized that when combined, fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for GS-9 grade level.
GS-10: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service performing duties such as processing patient samples and conducting analysis; performing instrument calibration standardization and preventive maintenance; maintaining section records; preparing reagents and verifying instruments are operating correctly; repeating unusual or unexpected test results; assisting in calculating from accumulative quality controls performed, mean and standard deviation reference points and variation from mean; conducting external proficiency testing; and assisting senior or supervisory staff in collecting data for new section procedures and techniques.
Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, on foreign education click here http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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