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Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - \"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan\" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Duties

This position is located in the Laboratory Service at George E. Wahlen VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah. The Medical Technologist (MT) will have higher levels of professional responsibilities and expertise. The MT will generally have professional oversight responsibilities and may have responsibility for a specific large scale automated analytical instrument system; a specific area of laboratory functions, such as employee competency records, supply functions, quality control review, new method development, or employee or student training; or provide professional and technical advice to other technicians and technologists on evening or night shifts.

* Modifies or adapts new methods or techniques to improve or expand services.

* Develops protocols for performance of tests and evaluation of results.

* Ensures that laboratory tests and procedures are consistent with accrediting agencies standards and requirements.

* Recognizes methodology limitations such as linearity, interference, sensitivity, and specificity and considers these when drawing conclusions about the validity of testing results.

* Performs validation/method verification studies for new systems.

* Consults with healthcare providers on logical protocol to follow in attempting to confirm the diagnosis or risk assessment of a patient.

* Provides advisory services to technicians, technologists, and other specialists.

* Assigns work and monitors quality control of small instruments and verification of result entry.

* Quality control review and input QC data into off line system for submission of peer group data and validation of new QC.

* Orders and maintains supplies for the department.

* Writes procedures and assists the Departmental Leads in workflow and accomplishing the mission.

* Performs and maintains competency records in the department.

* Knowledgeable of laboratory regulatory requirements including CAP and Joint Commission.

* Serves as primary operator on new test systems and assumes responsibility to maintain operatives including maintenance and troubleshooting.

* Performs semiannual and annual checks on various instruments including pipet calibration, linearity, method comparisons, precision and accuracy.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 10:30pm-7:00am, rotating holidays and weekends.

Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Technologist Advanced Staff Technologist/50016A

$57,632

$74,926

Job Details

Application Open Date

12/2/2017

Application Close Date

1/15/2018

Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply

United States Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

Status

Full-Time

* More About VA

* This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

* Qualifications

* Basic Requirements:

U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE COMBINATION:

(1) A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.).

AND

completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree.

OR,

(2) A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics,

AND

two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory.

OR,

(3) A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics,

AND

five years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory.

FOREIGN GRADUATES: Graduates of foreign baccalaureate degree programs meet the educational and/or experience requirements if the degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the NAACLS or clinical laboratory experience as described in paragraph (2) or (3) above. This finding may be based on either of the following:

(1) A letter from a college or university with a baccalaureate program recognized by the NAACLS stating that the individual's foreign degree has been evaluated and been found to be equivalent to its bachelor of medical technology degree.

(2) A letter from ASCP-BOC or AMT stating that the individual is eligible for the certification examination.

CERTIFICATION: Candidates must have either (1) or (2) below:

(1) Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT.

(2) For positions up to the full performance level, candidates must currently possess the categorical or specialist technologist level certification from the certification agencies listed above, such as, but not limited to, chemistry (C/SC), hematology (H/SH), microbiology (M/SM), molecular biology (MB/SMB) and blood bank (BB/SBB). Technologists with categorical or specialist certifications may only perform duties within the area of the laboratory specific to their categorical certification (e. g., an individual with a chemistry (C) certification can only perform duties in chemistry).

NOTE: MTs must maintain their certification. Loss of certification will result in removal from the occupation and may result in termination of employment.

Grade Determinations: Must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-9, which is directly related to the position to be filled.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G24 Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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.

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Associated topics: blood collection, hematopathology, medical lab science, mls, mlt, sample collection, technician, technician ii, technologist, testing

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