Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 729842 (Include # on all documents)
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The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care. An excellent opportunity exists for the position of Supervisory Medical Technologist (Blood Bank / Microbiology).
Minimum Requirements. This position requires 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.
Certification. All candidates 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). Non-certified applicants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for certification may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate medical technologist under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405 (a) (1) (D). Failure to obtain certification during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. This may result in termination of employment.
U. S. Citizenship
Must pass pre-employment examination
English Language Proficiency required
Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
Background and-or Security Investigation required
The incumbent serves as a Supervisory Medical Technologist in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Services with the responsibility for all testing services in the Blood Bank and Microbiology departments. The incumbent is a qualified, experienced Medical Technologist who serves as the supervisory manager of GS-10 Lead Technologist, GS-9 Medical Technologists, and GS-7 Medical Technicians. The incumbent serves as a consultant to the Chief Medical Technologist, as well as other healthcare providers to provide technical advice and data interpretation for all of the testing services provided by the Blood Bank and Microbiology Sections.
The Supervisory Medical Technologist is responsible for day-to-day operations of a full service Transfusion Service and Microbiology as well as the technical improvement of procedures and the scientific advancement of staff. She/he monitors the performance of the staff with respect to the quality of the testing, turnaround time of testing services, and adherence to standard operating procedures. Works as a technologist as needed and accomplishes duties specifically assigned to technologists in the Section supervised. Works off-hour shifts, weekends, holidays, and in other sections of the laboratory as priorities shows a need or as directed by management.
A one-year Supervisory Probationary Period is required.
** Applications considered as received**
Citizenship. Citizenship of the United States.
Certification. All candidates 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).
English Language Proficiency. Medical technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Supervisory Technologist. Serves as a first-line supervisory medical technologist. Plans work schedules to assure an even flow and distribution of work; explains work requirements and assigns work; sets deadlines and priorities; recommends methods to improve work quality and productivity; reviews the work of staff supervised; directs training for employees; advises employees of the performance requirements of their positions; keeps them informed of their progress in meeting these requirements; and prepares formal evaluations of employee performance.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-11 LEVEL:
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions in conjunction with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G24, Qualification Standards for Medical Technologist.
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. Applicants must, therefore, only report 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. ***
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
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, thrift savings plan, 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 .
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
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