Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 647589
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?
As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
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
Plans and schedules on-going work. Adjusts staffing levels or work procedures. Collaborates in laboratory scheduling process.
Chooses methods for achieving work goals, objectives, and management strategies.
Day-to-day supervision of highly complex test performance.
Is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure acceptable levels of performance.
Assures corrective action is initiated when test performance deviates from established performance specifications.
Assures orientation, training, and competency assessment of staff.
Implements and monitors quality management activities.
Performs the full range of supervisory duties. Recommends appointment, plans and assigns work, gives advice and counsel, and evaluates work of subordinates.
Is responsible for section technical procedures (content, format, update).
Implements and maintains an inventory program to ensure adequate supplies within quality control and administrative guidelines.
Oversees/ensures section safety, information and physical security, and customer service.
Performs/participates in other assignments directly related to laboratory work/function.
Provides administrative cross-coverage functions for the Chief Technologist as scheduled/requested (COTR, Control-Point management, inventory management, scheduling, timecard verification, labor relations, HR functions, etc.)
1. Citizenship: Citizenship of the United States.
2. 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).
3. Physical Requirements: Pre-placement physical examination will be conducted pre-hire to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidate to satisfactorily perform the duties of a Supervisory Medical Technologist.
4. English Language Proficiency. Medical technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.
GS-12 Supervisory Medical Technologist:
MUST have 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; AND
Experience: Must have the equivalent of 1 year of creditable, progressively responsible experience comparable to the next lower grade level of GS-11, fully meeting the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) at that level, i.e. comprehensive knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of concepts principles and methodology of the field to perform advanced techniques; ability and knowledge to modify or adapt established methods, procedures, or techniques to resolve difficult or complex problems; the ability to perform sound, independent work.
Supervisor performs the full range of supervisory duties for microbiology, blood bank, and histology sections of the laboratory, including responsibility for assignment of work performed; performance evaluations; recommendations for appointment, awards, advancement, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions; identification of continuing education and training needs. The individual assures compliance with accrediting agency and regulatory requirements; establishes and monitors the quality of the pre-analytical processes as part of the overall laboratory quality management program, and assures corrective action is initiated as needed. Supervisor assures orientation and competency of assigned staff. In addition to the required core competencies, must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs as indicated by an asterisk (*):
( 1 ) Skill to develop new policies and guidelines, formulate plans, and the ability to judge effectiveness of the operation.
( 2 ) Knowledge of laboratory quality management procedures and principles.
( 4 ) Ability to analyze organizational, technical, and administrative problems to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient overall laboratory operation.
- ( 3 ) Knowledge of, and ability to, provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; selection of staff; and recommendation of awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions.
( 5 ) Ability to successfully apply principles and techniques of sound human resources and labor management.
6 ) Knowledge and ability to manage fiscal matters of the functions supervised, forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as standing for long periods of time, sitting and bending over equipment, light to moderate lifting and can be extremely stressful.
The full qualification standards for this position are set forth in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, and Appendix G24.
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.
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 .
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.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
Drug Testing Designated Positions: In accordance with Executive Order 12564, Federal employees hired in a drug testing designated position will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use during employment.
Vet Pro Credentialing: individuals selected for positions that have patient care responsibilities are subject to undergoing an electronic credentialing process called VetPro. As part of this process it will be necessary for you to submit complete information concerning your professional education, training, experience, licensure and certifications using VetPro. The candidate selected will be provided with further information on how to use Vet Pro.
Applicant's Responsibility: It is the applicant's responsibility to submit documentation to support his/her application for this position. Applicant is responsible for ensuring that all experience, education, formal training, award recognition, etc. are documented in the application package. Experience may include voluntary or other non-paid experience in the appropriate field. If you feel that your training record contains information pertinent to your qualifications, then you must submit a printed copy of your training record with your applications package. Your training record will become a part of the specific vacancy file and will not be filed in the official personnel folder.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability or membership or non-membership in a labor union.
Reasonable Accommodation: This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration of ratings will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.
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