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Medical Technician

U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command New Orleans, LA
  • Expired: June 06, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Medical Technician
##### Department of the Army
U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command
##### New Orleans Military Entrance Processing Station
- ##### Open & closing dates
06/03/2019 to 06/13/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 6
- ##### Salary
$37,843 to $49,200 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
New Orleans, LA
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
- Duties
### Summary
**About the Position:** Serves as a Medical Technician in a Military
Entrance Processing Station. Provides assistance to the examining
Medical Officer with applicant examination, identification of
physical abnormalities, to include discovery of disqualifying
enlistment/retention factors, and determination of applicant's
fitness for military duty.
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### Responsibilities
- Maintains applicant's medical record during the examination
- Assists applicants in the completion of various forms required
for the physical examination process.
- Performs Quality Review Procedures (QRP) on medical records.
- Prepares and annotates reports and logs to document examination
- Manages medical consultations to include verifying doctor's
orders or requests from the Service liaisons.
- Determines how specimens must be processed, completes required
forms, operates centrifuge to separate specimens, processes
packages, and ships all specimens.
- Directly observes applicant?s urine donation for drug testing
and urinalysis, ensuring quantity of sample is sufficient for
tests to be performed.
- Explains and conducts Breath Alcohol Tests (BAT) on all
applicants to determine applicant intoxication.
- Maintains strict and detailed chain of custody documentation.
- Removes cerumen (earwax) using specialized equipment.
- Determines applicant's eligibility for the Assessment of Recruit
Motivation and Strength (ARMS) test.
- Determines if applicant has disqualifying results, ascertains
reason and determines if a retest is warranted and the time
frame for the retest.
- Conducts and evaluates audiometric tests to correctly determine
hearing levels of applicants.
- Collect blood samples using a variety of phlebotomy equipment
(e.g., syringes, butterflies, vacutainer system, safety needles
and butterfly needle devices) and capillary puncture techniques.
### Travel Required
Not required
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
0645 Medical Technician
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- Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness
determination, as determined by a completed background
- Must use restrictive and protective clothing such as surgical
gloves, eye protection, and protective over garments.
- Occasionally may be required to work Saturdays.
- Occasional shift work (before 0600 and after 1800 hours) may be
- Must pass a color perception (vision) examination.
- Must be physically able to perform (demonstrate) and evaluate
military physical aptitude (maneuvers) test.
- Must undergo yearly blood testing.
- Must complete a pre-employment physical examination.
- Must wear closed-toed shoes, cannot wear exposing footwear.
- This position has a gender specific requirement. You must be a
male to be considered for this position.
### Qualifications
**Who May Apply:** Only applicants who meet one of the employment
authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You
will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and
to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories
you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of
document requirements for all employment authorities.
- 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
- Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
- Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee
- Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
- Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
- Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
- Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
- Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
- Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement
- People with Disabilities, Schedule A
- Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)
- Reinstatement
- Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience
requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid
experience, including volunteer work done through National Service
programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations
(e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community;
student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying
experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly
describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education,
your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
For the GS-06:
**Specialized Experience:** One year of specialized experience which
includes: Technical medical laboratory support work such as
performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical,
microbiologic, hematologic or blood banking) and preparing reports
of findings; or Technical support work in a closely related field,
such as biological laboratory technician, phlebotomy technician,
clinical support technician, or medical laboratory technician; AND
Providing assistance to the examining Medical Officer with the
examination and identification of physical abnormalities; Setting up
medical equipment to conduct standard testing, such as audiometers,
stereoscopic vision testers, bio-acoustic simulators, otoscopes,
ophthalmoscopes, or EKG machines; and Performing procedures such as
ear lavage, optical tests, audiometric tests, EKGs, or urine
specimen collection. This definition of specialized experience is
typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in
the federal service (GS-05).
**Education:** Half year (9 semester hours) of progressively higher
level graduate education leading to such a degree in Chemistry,
Nursing, Biology, Medical Technology, Life Sciences, or Clinical
Laboratory Science, or related field of study.
**Combination of Education and Experience:** A combination of
education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as
long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least
100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your
total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of
graduate education less than 1/2 year by 9. Add the two
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in
the following areas:
- Clinical Analysis
- Computer Literacy
- Oral Communication
- Technical Credibility
Time in Grade Requirement:
**For the GS-06:** Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS)
position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal
service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-05).
**Physical Demands:**
The work requires long periods of standing and walking. There is
some bending and carrying of equipment, supplies, and samples.
Demonstrating ARMS Tests requires performing military push-ups and
stepping up and down on a 12/18inch step at a rate of 120 beats per
minute. Physical dexterity is required to demonstrate orthopedic
maneuvers several times throughout the duty day. Treatment for
adverse reactions during blood draws or ear lavage may require
physically moving an unconscious or semi-conscious applicant.
**Work Environment:**
Employee must work under conditions of moderate risk requiring use
of universal precautions including gloves, eye protection, and
protective over garments. Employee has occupational biohazard
exposure risk; sources to include urine, blood products and
hypodermic needles. Employee responsible for the proper handling and
disposal of hazardous waste (used needles and Sharps containers).
### Education
**FOREIGN EDUCATION:** If you are using education completed in
foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification
requirements, you must show the education credentials have been
evaluated by a private organization that specializes in
interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has
been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredit

U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command


New Orleans, LA
70181 USA