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.
This is a full-time position available immediately. Work will be accomplished from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at Durham VAMC. You will be assigned regular work shifts. North Carolina is consistently ranked in the national media as one of the top places to live in the United States including U.S. News and World Reports Best Places to live in 2009. Affordable living, a thriving economy, cultural diversity and access to big city amenities with smaller town convenience contribute to its ever-growing popularity. A mild climate allows year long access to our many outdoor attractions. Beaches to the east and mountains to the west are a short drive away. We value your expertise and will not treat your work as a commodity! Escape the assembly line and come join us in beautiful Durham, North Carolina. Take advantage of this great opportunity to engage in stimulating and satisfying work with time to enjoy your personal life.
The Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service is seeking a Medical Technologist for the VA Medical Center, located in Durham, North Carolina. The incumbent performs as a Medical Technologist in Pathology and laboratory Medicine Service. He or she will perform complex laboratory procedures but not limited to: analyzing human blood, urine and other body fluids and tissues; recognizing deviaton from expected results; as well as analyzing and correcting problems using scientific principles. One may be involved in preparing/producing data used in detecting, diagnosing and treating disease. Incumbent will be required to function in all of section in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service; Clinical Chemistry, Hematology/Blood Bank, Urinalysis, Microbiology and Central Processing. He/she will conduct quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products. Maintain proper records fro quality control and various other reports. Incorporates training of new employees and students in the laboratory's inservice/continuing education program.
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
English Language Proficiency required.
As a medical technologist (Microbiology Section) you will be required to operate, calibrate, perform preventive maintenance on and trouble-shoot various laboratory instruments and procedures. One will be required to communicate orally and in writing with people of divergent backgrounds. Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technician occupation. In addition, performs advanced and complex laboratory procedures; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic processes and requirements. Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment. Uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment. Diagnoses deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction. Performs and documents quality control and assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement. Adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace.
Tour of Duty: Tour of duty will be 7:00-4:00 weekdays and rotation of weekends and Holidays.
English Language Proficiency
GS-7: None beyond basic requirements.
GS-9-In addition to the basic requirements: Appointment or promotion to the GS-9 level 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.
Experience. C ompletion of 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the position to be filled. OR, Education Must have 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 GS-9 level assignment.
To qualify based on education, submit a copy of transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned. Submit proof of your education with a transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. We will be unable to return these to you. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States when you apply.
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://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .
This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Department of Veterans Affairs - 9 months ago
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was established on March 15, 1989, succeeding the Veterans Administration. It is responsible for pro...