Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 887190

OUR MISSION: 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?

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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.

Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 240,000 veterans living in our catchment area. In addition to our main facility in Las Vegas, we offer services in two community-based outpatient clinics located in Henderson and Pahrump. VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System continues to expand and improve our services. Please take a brief moment to view the progress and construction updates on the new hospital and community living center in North Las Vegas. 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/.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

NOTE:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized to a highly qualified candidate.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to  http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.

Duties

The laboratory manager/chief technologist serves at a larger active, affiliated medical center with comprehensive and complex laboratory services and has full supervisory responsibility for a large staff including GS-11 and GS-12 personnel.  These higher level duties consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and are performed by the incumbent 100% of the time.  The incumbent shares, with the director of the laboratory service, full responsibility for managing and supervising all phases of laboratory service operations.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides guidance and serves as an authority on laboratory medicine;
  • Develops guidelines and assesses laboratory effectiveness;
  • Established and maintains quality assurance and performance improvement plans;
  • Serves as a consult to local, network, and national program officials;
  • Keeps abreast of current research, clinical methods, and technical advances in the field;
  • Develops and maintains program budgets’
  • Maintains coverage throughout the laboratory and active recruitment and personnel selection functions;
  • Interprets and provides technical guidance on agency policies and procedures.