Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 685015 (Include on all documents)
The VA Medical Center in Orlando is experiencing tremendous growth and as a result of the Capital Assessment process will be building a new Hospital. The current Orlando VA Medical Center has been approved to construct a new state of the art medical center, covering 1.158 million square feet and will include a 120 bed nursing home, 134 bed hospital and a large multi-specialty outpatient clinic. This healthcare system serves approximately 90,000 unique veterans in six counties in east and Central Florida. The Orlando VA system currently includes a 120-bed NHCU, a 60-bed Domiciliary, and a large comprehensive, satellite outpatient clinic and CBOC systems.
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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? Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
Random drug testing may be required.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Subject to one year probationary period.
The Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Coordinator is a qualified and experienced Medical Technologist who serves as Ancillary Testing Coordinator or Point-of-Care Testing Coordinator. Point-of-Care refers to those analytical patient-testing activities provided within the institution, but performed outside of the physical facilities of the clinical laboratory. POCT covers the following areas: Blood glucose testing, troponin levels. blood gas analysis, coagulation and others when added to the laboratory testing menu.
Serves as a qualified, experienced medical technologist who serves as one of two Point of Care testing coordinators.
Major Duties include
Monitor the testing procedures including: Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA), Utilization Review (UR), Proficiency Testing (PT), and coordination of training and competency evaluation for all persons performing ancillary testing.
Acts as the technical oversight coordinator for records control and inspection readiness for all ancillary testing sites.
Convenes an Ancillary Testing Task Group when needed. Participate in the selection of methodologies appropriate for the clinical use of the test, method validation, and establishment of test procedures and performance characteristics including precision and accuracy.
Ensure enrollment and participation in a proficiency testing program corresponds with the testing services offered and if necessary, remedial action is performed.
Reports to the Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service and the Site Coordinator, about any testing areas that are not in compliance.
The candidate must be willing to work weekends and irregular work hoursand be willing to be placed, detailed or temporarily assigned to other related services and /or locations if necessary within the Orlando VAMC system. Every effort will be made to try to keep their clinical work at the site for which they were hired to work. The candidate may need to provide clinical services off tour and will be required to receive critical messages no matter where or when your primary site and tour are.
Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed .
Citizenship. Citizenship of the United States.
Education and Experience: Applicant must currently possess a bachelor's 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.
Please provide date of certification (if not certified, please leave blank).
Please identify what organization certified or will certify you as a medical technologist or clinical laboratory scientist (such as NCA, AACC or AMT).
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).
(1) 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.
English Language Proficiency. Medical technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.
Experience . Completion of the equivalent of 1 year of creditable experience at the next lower grade level, GS 11, which is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs:
Assignments. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Candidates at this grade level are in one of the following assignments:
Ancillary Testing Coordinator. The incumbent develops and recommends policies and procedures for the procurement and service requirements for ancillary testing (testing outside the physical confines of the main laboratory as mandated by VHA). Must have knowledge of accrediting agencies and regulatory requirements. In addition to the required core competencies, must demonstrate the following:
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
In describing your experience please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.
Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.
Work Environment: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. May require occasional travel.
As a condition of continued employment, applicants must meet applicable physical, security and suitability requirements for this position if selected.
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. ***
Veterans' Preference : When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non-service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as well as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow, or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference" and required documentation with your application materials.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
NOTE: APPOINTMENT, FINAL GRADE AND SALARY TO BE DETERMINED BY A LOCAL PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD AND SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MEDICAL CENTER DIRECTOR.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Although we no longer require narrative responses to KSAs, the text of your resume should address the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in the Qualifications section. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
(1) Knowledge of medical technology concepts, principles, practices, and methodologies sufficient to perform the full range of maintenance of both a technical and safety accreditation/testing program.
(2) Comprehensive knowledge to apply new scientific/technological developments and theories to laboratory testing and a grasp of complex laboratory testing issues.
(3) Knowledge of mathematics and statistics as related to quality control, quality assurance, proficiency testing, inspection and accreditation, and continuous quality improvement.
(4) Knowledge of the types of surveillance needed to monitor variables that affect quality of services and skill in evaluating, interpreting, and teaching others to use quality control procedures and implementing corrective actions.
(5) Knowledge of federal, VHA, and state laws and regulations, reference standards, medicolegal responsibilities, and certifying and accrediting agency requirements to carry out the work in each ancillary testing site.
When answering the questionnaire, remember that your experience and education are subject to verification by investigation. You may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation of experience or education as proof to support your answers, or you may be required to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task.
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 . The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp .
EDRP- The Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) repays up to $44,000 in education loans for newly-appointed health care professionals in certain hard to fill occupations. Education loans must be used to pay for courses that directly lead to qualification for an appointed position: http://www.va.gov/jobs/hiring_programs.asp .
This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/ei61.asp
This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/ei61.asp
This position is covered by the bargaining unit. Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination and successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position. Management reserves the right to use alternative methods of selection.
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: Applicants must be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process please notify Stephen Klubock, Human Resources Specialist, at 321-397-6541. Decisions to approve reasonable accommodation requests are made on a case-by-case basis. Applications submitted outside of the automated application process may not be considered unless an accommodation to the application process has been granted. All application materials must be received by the end of the day on the closing date of this announcement to be considered.
EDRP: The candidate selected to fill this position may be eligible for tuition reimbursement through the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).
ICTAP/CTAP: The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .
PBI: Performance Based Interviewing is utilized by our agency as part of our selection process. Please consult the PBI web site at www.va.gov/pbi for further information. ***Application materials will not be accepted by e-mail. ***
Additional selections may be made to fill similar Corporate Orlando Staff positions from the list of candidates who apply for this position. A new announcement will not be posted when this is the case.
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