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Medical Technologist

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Milwaukee, WI
  • Posted: August 31, 2019
  • $43,838 to $69,706 Yearly
  • Full-Time

Medical Technologist
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Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Overview
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  • ##### Open & closing dates
10/15/2019 to 10/30/2019
  • ##### Service
Excepted
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 00
  • ##### Salary
$43,838 to $69,706 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
Permanent
  • ##### Work schedule
Full-Time
Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Milwaukee, WI
Relocation expenses reimbursed
No
Telework eligible
No
  • Duties

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Summary
**The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the
Education Debt Reduction Program, depending on the type of
employment, schedule, amount/type of qualifying debt, and funding
availability. The employee will begin to receive the benefit upon
acceptance into the program. For more information please contact
VHAMIWEDRP@va.gov.**
Learn more about this agency
Responsibilities
This Medical Technologist position is located in the VISN 12
Pathology & Laboratory Medical Service at the Clement J. Zablocki VA
Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI.
DUTIES INCLUDE:
  • Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all
testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technician
occupation; 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 preventative 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 principals and theories of performance improvement.
  • Adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and
biosecurity in the workplace.
  • Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test
specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which
influence test results. Interprets results and suggests
follow-up test selection or procedures.
  • Evaluates and implements new techniques and procedures in the
laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison, and
establishment of reference intervals using statistical methods
and theoretical knowledge. Interprets findings and makes
recommendations.
Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday 3:30pm-12:00midnight,
with rotating weekends and holidays
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
9
  • #### Job family (Series)
0644 Clinical Laboratory Science
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  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements
within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement,
10/30/2019.
**BASIC REQUIREMENTS for appointment as a Medical Technologist (GS-7
is the entry level grade):**
  • English Language Proficiency
  • **Education and/or Experience Combination (Transcripts
Required):**
A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or
university in medical laboratory science, medical technology,
clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g.,
laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology,
microbiology, immunology, etc.). ANDCompletion of a medical
technology clinical practice program.
Note: Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been
accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical
Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied
Health Education programs (CAAHEP, formerly SAHEA), or the
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). 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.
OR
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including
16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in
microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in
organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics. AND Two
years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (E.g.,
blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology,
clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified
Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical
Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of
Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical
Technologist (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate
and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry,
hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or
categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory.
OR
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including
16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in
microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in
organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics. AND Five
years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years
performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking,
chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical
microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical
certification) in a clinical laboratory.
  • **Certification (copy of certification\* required, if
applicable). Applicant must either:**
Possess or meet the eligibility requirements\* for certification as
a medical technologist (MT), or medical laboratory scientist (MSL)
given by ASCP-BOR, ASCP-BC, or AMT.
OR
Possess or meet the eligibility requirements\* for the categorical
or specialist technologist level certification from the
certification agencies above, such as but not limited to chemistry
(C/SC), hematology (H/SH), microbiology (M/SM), molecular biology
(NB/SMB) and blood bank (BB/SBB). Technologists with categorical or
specialist certifications may only perform duties within the area of
the laboratory specific to their categorical certification (e.g., an
individual with a chemistry (C) certification can only perform
duties in chemistry).
\Note: Non-certified applicants may be given a temporary
appointment not to exceed one year as a graduate medical
technologist and must actively pursue and obtain certification
within the year.*
**In addition to the basic requirements you must meet the following
grade requirements:**
GS-7: None beyond the basic requirements
GS-9 Specialized Experience: Must have at least 1 year of
creditable experience comparable to the next lower grade level
(GS-7) which is directly related to the position.
OR
GS-9 Education: Master's degree or 2 academic years of
progressively higher-level graduate education in medical technology
or directly related field.
**In addition, one must be able to demonstrate the following
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:**
KSA 1 - Comprehensive knowledge of professional MT principles,
practices, concepts and theories providing for sound independent
work;
KSA 2 - Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory quality control
and assurance procedures and principles of performance improvement
in order to manage reagent and supply inventories and document
control systems;
KSA 3 - Knowledge of laboratory equipment and ability to
maintain, troubleshoot and repair instrumentation;
KSA 4 - Ability to plan, organize, set priorities, work as a
team member and effectively complete assignments;
KSA 5 - Ability to use independent technical judgement to
analyze and interpret laboratory results;
KSA 6 - Ability to read, interpret and apply complex written
instructions;
KSA 7 - Skilled in informatics, laboratory da...

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