Must be citizen of the United States.
language proficiency Must be proficient in spoken and written
Must have at least bachelors
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 4-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate
degree. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE
SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
Foreign Graduates Graduates of foreign baccalaureate degree programs
meet the educational requirement if their degree is found to be equivalent to
degree programs recognized by the NAACLS.
This finding may be based on any of the following:
1. A letter from a college or university with a baccalaureate
program recognized by the NAACLS stating the foreign degree has been evaluated
and been found to be equivalent to its bachelor of medical technology degree. (COPY OF LETTER MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME
2. A letter from the American Society for
Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR), the National Credentialing
Agency (NCA), or the American Medical Technologists (AMT) stating that the
individual is eligible for the certification examination, or documentation from
any other recognized organization that evaluates education. (COPY
OF LETTER MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
Certification Must possess 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). (COPY OF CERTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
Specialized Experience for GS-12 Level: Must
have the equivalent of 1 year of creditable experience at the GS-11 grade
level, which is directly related to the duties of the position to be filled,
and must fully; meet the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). Examples
of specialized experience may include: developing and recommending new
policies and procedures regarding the installation and use of the laboratory information
system (LIS) n conjunction with the overall hospital information system (HIS);
provide authoritative advice and consultation on the information system and
they apply to a clinical laboratory; implement and maintain coding and mapping
for laboratory test ordering, reporting, billing and workload recording, etc.
Selective Placement Factor: The
following Selective Placement Factor (SPF) requirement is being used to
determine whether an applicant fully qualifies for this position. Therefore is it MANDATORY that all
applicants meet this requirement in order to receive further consideration for
this job vacancy. Applicants
must demonstrate that they have the knowledge and experience of the SPF listed
below. Evidence of this experience must
be documented in your resume. Applicants
who fail to meet this requirement and/or address the SPF may lose further consideration.
Selective Placement Factor: Must
have extensive working experience with the day-to-day operations of a
Laboratory Information System to include the ability to add and change tests;
troubleshoot hardware and software issues; working knowledge of coding/billing
and workload functions; and knowledge of regulatory requirements of a
Laboratory Information System.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.
WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
REFERENCES: VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G24 Medical Technologist
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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must meet physical requirements in VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: 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.
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) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position.
of concepts, principles and methodology of clinical laboratory technology
sufficient to revise standard methods to improve or extend test systems; and
evaluate, modify, or adapt new methods to meet the requirements of particular
and understanding of laboratory operations and their relationship to the
organization sufficient to provide advisory, inspection, training, and problem
solving services on specific projects, programs, or functions.
of laboratory information systems and programming techniques sufficient to
develop, adapt, and maintain computer systems for accomplishing diagnostic
laboratory work and quality assurance.
to adapt, implement, and integrate the use of software to specific laboratory
applications and processes.
of compliance requirements for laboratory functions.
of computer system analysis, computer language, and program design sufficient
to implement various laboratory associated packages and sustain operation of
the laboratory system.
to develop new policies and guidelines, formulate plans, and the ability to
judge effectiveness of the computer operation.
of compliance requirements for laboratory and Bar Code Expansion (BCE)
working knowledge of Laboratory (both clinical laboratory and anatomic
pathology), Blood Bank (VBECS), CPRS computer systems and other associated
software packages and their interdependencies.
to train multidisciplinary medical staff in different clinical settings on the
use of various computer programs and hardware.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.