Medical Technologist

Department Of Defense Edwards Air Force Base , CA 93524

Posted 1 month ago

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Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to perform, advise on, or supervise clinical laboratory testing of human blood, urine, and other body fluids or tissues, using manual or automated techniques.

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Responsibilities

  • Confirm test results and developed data that may be used by physicians in determining the presence and extent of disease or in support of medical research

  • Modify or design laboratory procedures. Establish and monitor quality control systems and measures

  • Provide instruction in the basic theory, technical skills, and application of laboratory test procedures

  • Work in such areas as hematology, bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology, immunology, serology, immunohematology (blood banking), and clinical chemistry (including endocrinology and toxicology) as they relate to clinical laboratory practice

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
13

  • Job family (Series)
    0644 Clinical Laboratory Science

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Conditions of Employment

  • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov

  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized

  • Position may be subject to random drug testing

  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays

  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required

  • Employee must maintain current certifications

  • A security clearance may be required

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments

  • Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year (FY) 2017. Section 1111 modifies 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may require a 180 day waiver package

  • This position is subject to provisions of the DOD Priority Placement Program

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

GS-05: Applicants who meet the basic requirements described in the individual occupational requirements are fully qualified for the specified entry grade (generally grade GS-5).

GS-07: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experiences at the next lower grade GS-05 which includes knowledge of basic professional medical technology principles, practices, and concepts to carry out routine testing in the laboratory areas of specimen procurement, transfusion, hematology, chemistry, microbiology, serology, and urinalysis; demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of the specificity, sensitivity, sources of error, and interpretation of results to analytical procedures performed; identify the causes of problems(technical, instrumental, or physiological) and consults with laboratory senior staff members/managers on alternatives to determine solutions.

GS-09: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experiences at the next lower grade GS-07 which includes professional knowledge in medical technology principles, practices, and concepts sufficient to develop, evaluate and modify procedures, and to recognize when additional tests are needed to confirm a diagnosis or determine the appropriate treatment plan, and to recommend those additional tests and procedures to the medical staff; knowledge and skill to perform complex and difficult tests in the section; knowledge sufficient to establish Quality Control, Quality Assurance and PM procedures for the section and to maintain, review, and? revise operating instructions.

GS-10: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experiences at the next lower grade GS-09 which includes performing work in support of (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 being filled. The work also included: a) provide high quality, full clinical laboratory diagnostic testing support to health care providers to facilitate effective patient care; b) provide reliable referral laboratory services to other military hospitals located in the same geographic area; c) ensure full war readiness capability for laboratory services by active participation in blood donor activities; d) and provide effective training support to the Phase II Medical Laboratory Training Program, establishing and monitoring quality control systems and measures; and providing instruction in the basic theory, technical skills, and application of laboratory test procedures.

GS-11: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experiences at the next lower grade GS-10 which includes professional knowledge of wide range of medical technology principles, concepts, and methodology to develop and implement a full-service laboratory program; a high level of skill in applying this knowledge in solving very complex problems involving more than one section of a clinical laboratory; knowledge of mathematical and statistical processes sufficient to calculate and convert analytical data to test results.

GS-12: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experiences at the next lower grade GS-11 which includes professional knowledge of wide range of medical technology principles, concepts, and methodology to develop and implement a full-service laboratory program; a high level of skill in applying this knowledge in solving very complex problems involving more than one section of a clinical laboratory; knowledge of mathematical and statistical processes sufficient to calculate and convert analytical data to test results; knowledge of quality control, workload reporting, and proficiency testing to assure the reliability of data and measure laboratory productivity; management, administrative, and professional knowledge sufficient to effectively manage the work carried out in the laboratory; skill in evaluating new tests and instruments and modifying and adapting standard methods and procedures; and knowledge and skill sufficient to use and maintain complicated laboratory instruments/equipment.

GS-13: Applicants must have?1 year?of specialized experiences at the next lower grade GS-12 which includes professional knowledge of wide range of medical technology principles, concepts, and methodology to develop and implement a full-service laboratory program; a high level of skill in applying this knowledge in solving very complex problems involving more than one section of a clinical laboratory; knowledge of mathematical and statistical processes sufficient to calculate and convert analytical data to test results; knowledge of quality control, workload reporting, and proficiency testing to assure the reliability of data and measure laboratory productivity; management, administrative, and professional knowledge sufficient to effectively manage the work carried out in the laboratory; skill in evaluating new tests and instruments and modifying and adapting standard methods and procedures; knowledge and skill sufficient to use and maintain complicated laboratory instruments/equipment; knowledge of technical, physiological, and mechanical indicators of malfunction (e.g., instrument functions, reaction systems) sufficient to locate and correct errors; knowledge of physiological correlation sufficient to check the validity of results; knowledge of accrediting/regulatory agency requirements sufficient to ensure that work is consistent with appropriate standards; and skill to provide advisory, reviewing, inspecting and training or problem solving services on specific laboratory problems, programs, and/or functions to MTF leadership and staff.

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https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=table

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/medical-technologist-series-0644/

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1.Knowledge of medical technology concepts, principles and practices sufficient to develop, evaluate and modify procedures.
2.Ability to analyze, review and interpret test results.
3.Knowledge of instruments, equipment and systems; and their technical and mechanical indicators of malfunction; and to correct and prevent errors and problems.
4.Knowledge of medico legal, regulatory, accreditation standards, and Federal and state laws to ensure work is consistent with standards.
5.Ability to establish and monitor quality control and quality assurance programs.
6.Skill in explaining and instructing on various aspects of medical technology practices, concepts and methodologies and in planning and organizing a training program.
7.Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices and procedures.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


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Medical Technologist

Department Of Defense