About the Position: This is a permanent position located at the US Army MEDDAC Command, Clinical Pathology Service, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Shortage Category and/or Critical Need Health Care Occupations.
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Instruct patients on proper collection procedures for test such as clean catch, midstream, fasting, pregnancy test, etc.
Ensure that specimens received at front desk are properly labeled with identifying information and pertinent clinical information.
Draw and/or collect samples and properly label tubes with computer generated labels.
Follow infection control guidelines in the storage and disposal of needles, syringes, and other biohazard materials.
Inventory supplies as needed to ensure that all supplies are stocked and ready for use in the phlebotomy room.
Receive patients and telephone calls and determine the nature and urgency of patient's request.
Schedule appointments for patients to receive complicated and time consuming procedures.
Coordinate patient flow to unit services to ensure patient's waiting time is minimal.
File results of tests, either manually or by use of computer terminal.
Enter specimen and patient demographic data into a computer.
Communicate relevant information from patient evaluation to provider in order to ensure the best quality of care for patient.
Receive patients in a courteous, prompt and professional manner to provide effective patient care.
Advise appropriate medical staff in handling patients in cases of fainting, convulsions, and illness.
Answer inquiries relating to test results and laboratory procedures, ensuring that only authorized information is released.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Travel Duty (TDY) maybe 5%
Job family (Series)
0640 Health Aid And Technician
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain current competencies in all assigned areas of work (including phlebotomy) within six months of employment.
A seasonal Influenza Vaccination is required and annually thereafter.
Hepatitis B series as well as an immunization screening is required.
Pre-employment physical is required.
This is a Drug Testing Designated Position.
Incumbent must obtain and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within six months of employment.
This position requires the use of protective clothing/uniform and equipment.
A background check with childcare check is required.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Experience is defined as: performing a variety of technician and clerical support duties in the Laboratory to include performing phlebotomy duties; such as determining type of specimen to be collected from patients, instructing patients on proper collection procedures; receiving patients and telephone calls to the laboratory; and scheduling appointments for patients to receive procedures.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
Education: Four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts)
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. The divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60). Add the two percentages. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts)
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education
requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and
U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
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