Department Of Veterans Affairs Tampa , FL 33602
The incumbent serves as the Supervisory Medical Technician and technically and administratively supervises up to 12 GS-0645-5 Medical Technicians and is responsible for performing specimen collection, processing, and distribution to appropriate sections of the clinical laboratory. In consideration with the technical expertise required of this position, the incumbent performs the assigned duties without direct supervision.
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Permanent Duty Station will be the South Hillsborough Healthcare Clinic in Riverview, FL. However, until such time as the facility is operational, your official duty location will be James A.
Haley VA Medical Center, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Supervisory duties include but are not limited to: Designates specific work assignments, prepares work schedules, monitors and approves leave requests, sets the daily priorities, makes decisions regarding work problems presented by the staff technicians.
Ensures that there is always enough staff to provide all the necessary services that the incumbent is responsible for. Ensures that an adequate supply of consumables is readily available, makes equipment purchase recommendations. Evaluates and advises on contract services. Enters electronic work requests when required.
Technical duties include but are not limited to: Performs routine specimen collection in an inpatient and outpatient setting, preparation, and testing in addition to the required supervisory duties of the Specimen Collection and Processing area.
Coordinates phlebotomy collection and all stages of pre-analytical testing to ensure that patient specimens are processed in a timely and efficient manner. Solves problems related to test validity, specimen collection, turn-around time and availability of results. Responds to questions related to the specimen receiving and processing by the Ambulatory Care staff, medical center staff, laboratory management, and infection control personnel.
Work Schedule: May vary based on clinic needs.
Telework: Not available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Medical Technician/05552-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Medical Laboratory Technicians
Technicians, Medical Laboratory
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to background/security investigation
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/04/2018.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
Medical Laboratory Technician Certified/Degree preferred.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
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.
The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as long periods of standing.
Clerical functions can normally be done at a sitting position. The telephone must be used for extended periods of times when trying to troubleshoot instruments within the area. At times, it
may be necessary for the Supervisor to travel to meetings, Outpatient Clinics, CBOCs, other VA Medical Centers, satellite laboratories and equipment demonstrations. The Supervisor must also be able to lift items not to exceed 50 pounds.
The work sometimes involves moderate risks with recurring exposure to contaminated materials, chemicals, and reagents. The Supervisor may be required to wear protective clothing such as lab coats, gloves, mask, non-penetrable protective clothing. The Supervisor may on occasion work
extended hours as needed.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.