Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 719782 (Please include on all documents)
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.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is a 673-bed tertiary healthcare facility which provides care to over 100,000 veterans in northern Ohio. We provide care through our main medical facility at the Wade Park campus, 13 community based outpatient clinics, and 3 vet centers. The medical center has been recognized for more programs of excellence than any other Veterans Affairs Medical Center. These programs of excellence include: Open Heart Surgery, Care of the Seriously Mentally Ill, Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Substance Abuse Care, Spinal Cord Injury Care, Medical Care of the Homeless, Domiciliary Care of the Homeless, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Advance Platform Technology, Primary Care Education, and Patient-Centered Specialty Care Education. We are a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services to Veterans with state-of-the art technology as well as medical education and research. Our main campus in Cleveland, OH has a full service ER for both general acute care and psychiatric care and a comprehensive reference clinical laboratory. With us, you will find a challenging, yet rewarding career experience.
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Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
Occupational physical may be required.
English language proficiency.
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is currently seeking a full time Medical Technologist. This position will be located in the Microbiology Section working Monday through Friday, 2:00pm-10:00pm, with rotation of weekends and holidays on day shift. The responsibilities of this Medical Technologist position include but are not limited to:
Performs complex laboratory testing.
Evaluating the suitability of the specimen for analysis, requesting new specimen if determined to be unusable.
Preparing specimens for analysis, insuring that the physiologic state of the specimen properties is maintained.
Selecting, performing, evaluating and monitoring the performance of test procedures using manual and/or instrumental techniques in accordance with established protocols.
Recognizing and reacting to indicators of malfunction; locate and implement corrections.
Conducting quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products and maintains proper records for quality control reports.
Calibrating, standardizing, adjusting and maintaining instruments.
Verifying correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control checks and monitoring.
Identifying the cause of common problems and makes simple repairs.
Evaluating the validity of data in relation to the test system and accepted assay procedures.
Correlating quantitative data with patient data (i.e., history, medications) to verify results.
Performing additional tests to clarify or confirm abnormal patient results.
Recognizing abnormal results that require immediate attention by the physician and reports them directly.
Generating laboratory results from the work area into the laboratory computer system.
Editing and verifying the results recorded into the computer system.
Certification: Must currently possess or be eligible for and pass within one year the appropriate certification examination as a medical technologist or clinical laboratory scientist given by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR), the National Credentialing Agency (NCA), American Association of Clinical Chemists (AACC) or American Medical Technologists (AMT), or the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB). An employee in this occupation who fails to obtain required certification within the required time frame, or who fails to maintain the required certification must be removed from the occupation, which may result in termination of employment.
Education and/or Experience: Must possess an associates or bachelor's degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or an equivalent program composed of at least 60 semester hours, from an accredited institution that, at a minimum, includes either: (a) 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses; or (b) 24 semester hours of science courses that includes 6 semester hours of chemistry; 6 semester hours of biology; and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination. In addition to the associate's degree, must possess 3 years of directly related full time work experience.
Must possess a bachelor's degree in medical technology/clinical laboratory science or a related science and have completed a medical technology clinical practice program. Both the education and the clinical practice program must have been approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
Clinical Training: Must have laboratory training that includes completion of a NAACLS approved clinical laboratory training program with at least 3 months documented laboratory training in each specialty that the individual performs high complexity testing.
GS-5: None beyond basic requirements.
GS-7 Specialized Experience or Education:
Specialized Experience: In addition to the basic requirements, at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service.
Education: Bachelors degree in medical technology/clinical laboratory science or a related science and completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Both the education and the clinical practice program must have been approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a 4-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree.
GS-9 Education and Specialized Experience:
Education: In addition to the basic requirements, you must possess a bachelors degree in medical technology/clinical laboratory science or in a related science and completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Both the education and the clinical practice program must have been approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). 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.
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service, or 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a masters degree in medical technology or directly related field, or equivalent graduate degree provided the applicants total background demonstrates the core competencies for a GS-9 level assignment.
When describing your experience please include your title, duties performed, and dates of employment. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.
APPLICANTS 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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be reviewed to determine your qualifications. Please be sure your resume and supporting documentation clearly reflect your expertise related to the following competencies:
Comprehensive knowledge of professional medical technology/clinical laboratory science principles, practices, concepts, and theories providing for sound independent work.
Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory quality control and assurance procedures and principles of performance improvement providing for sound independent work.
Knowledge of laboratory equipment and ability to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair instrumentation.
Ability to use independent technical judgment to analyze and interpret laboratory results.
Ability to interpret and apply complex written instructions.
Ability to communicate, consult, and interact with other members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service, and patient education.
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .
Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) is utilized by our agency as part of our selection process. Please consult the PBI website at www.va.gov/pbi for further information.
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