This position serves as a Medical Technician position assigned to the Clinical Laboratory at the Lebanon VA Medical Center, Lebanon, Pennsylvania. You will perform test and examinations in assigned areas on a rotational basis which include phlebotomy, specimen processing, molecular microbiology, immunology, and toxicology. The testing requires fine and precise measurements or delicate equipment control adjustments, or both. Safety requirements are met through all processes.
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Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Performs work in the testing and examination procedures carried out in the laboratory;
Collects specimen from the bed side, scan specimen labels;
Centrifuges chemistry, immunology and coagulation specimens;
Perform phlebotomy in the emergency department, intensive care unit and on patient wards;
Blood is collected throughout the day on wards and in other designated areas;
Collects blood samples by venipuncture and correctly labels all blood tubes;
Involves precise specimen processing, sterile technique, and molecular testing;
Performs immunology/toxicology testing;
Performs other duties commensurate with assigned grade as requested.
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.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 3:30 pm to 12 midnight, with rotation weekend and holidays
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
0645 Medical Technician
Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Medical Laboratory Technicians
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Subject to a background/security investigation
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
May be required to serve a probationary period
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
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.
Applicant must possess six months of general experience and six months of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the federal government (GS-3) to fully qualify for this position. General experience is experience performing any type of work that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Specialized experience (which should be documented on your resume) is: technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking); preparing reports of findings; and 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. Additional Experience: Perform phlebotomy in the emergency department, intensive care unit and on patient wards, collects blood samples by venipuncture and correctly labels all blood tubes, processes laboratory orders and instructs patients on proper specimen collection procedures, Correct selection of collection tubes is required. Specimens must be collected properly and in adequate quantity for accurate analysis, validates, processes and distributes specimens to the proper laboratory section for testing. patient identification on the tube is correct, accessioning the specimens, proper action for the specimen and distribution to the proper section for testing.
You must have 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 above 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. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.)
You must possess equivalent combinations of successful completion of post-high education and experience, as described above. (THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE SUPPORTED BY YOUR RESUME TO BE CREDITABLE AND COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.)
You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Veteran and Customer Focus
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/.
IMPORTANT: A 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.
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