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Job Title:Medical Technologist GS-0644-10

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-OK-923479-ESEP/MP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$53,401.00 to $67,931.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 to Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0644-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lawton, OK United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs.

For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The incumbent of this position serves as a Senior Medical Technologist in charge of one or more of the clinical laboratory specialty disciplines of Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Bank/Serology, and Chemistry.  Responsible for the entire depth and breadth of complex section procedures (e.g., Platelet and coagulopathy function testing, institution of decision criteria for incompatible cross matches in the presence irregular, atypical antibodies, microscopic differentiation of blood cell neoplasm, and identification of atypical organisms not identifiable by routine methodologies).  This position is in the Medical Laboratory Department of the Lawton Indian Hospital and is supervised by the Supervisory Medical Technologist.

See http://www.ihs.gov/jobsatihs/ for more details.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

DUTIES:

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         Performs a wide variety of procedures, including complex analysis, in the different disciplines of the medical laboratory.

         Correlate patient testing results and confers with attending physician or other departmental staff.

         Reviews and evaluates all patient analysis reports, daily department worksheets and quality controls.

         Maintains an effective, accessible records system.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.

Basic Requirements: 

A.   Degree:  medical technology, chemistry, or biology that included or was supplemented by at least:

·      16 semester hours of biological science of which one course was in microbiology and one course was in immunology.  The remaining biology courses must have been in general biology, zoology, or any of the areas listed below under "Evaluation of Education and Experience”;

·      16 semester hours of chemistry of which one course was in organic or biochemistry.  The remaining chemistry courses must have been in general chemistry, qualitative analysis, qualitative chemistry, quantitative chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, or any of the areas listed below under "Evaluation of Education and Experience"; and

·      3 semester hours of college mathematics.          

OR

    B. A full 4-year course of study that included or was supplemental by at least 12 months in a college or hospital-based medical technology program or medical technology school approved by a recognized accrediting organization.  The professional medical technology curriculum may have consisted of a 1-year post-baccalaureate certificate program or the last 1 or 2 years of a 4-year program of study culminating in a bachelor's in medical technology.

OR

    C. A combination of (1) at least 35 semester hours of biological science, chemistry, and mathematics as described in paragraph A above and (2) additional appropriate education and/or experience totaling 4 years.  This combination of education and experience must have provided knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of medical technology equivalent to that provided by the full 4-year course of study described in A or B above.  All science and mathematics courses must have been acceptable for credit toward meeting the requirements for a science major at an accredited college or university.  Acceptable experience is responsible professional or technician experience in a hospital laboratory, health agency, industrial medical laboratory, or pharmaceutical house; or teaching, test development, or medical research program experience that provided an understanding of the methods and techniques applied in performing professional clinical laboratory work.  Certification/licensure as a medical technologist (generalist) obtained through written examination by a nationally recognized credentialing agency or State licensing body is a good indication that the quality of experience is acceptable.

 

Evaluation of Education and Experience:  The four major areas of clinical laboratory science are microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, and immunohematology (blood banking).  Qualifying course work in these areas include bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, tissue culture, virology, parasitology, endocrinology, enzymology, toxicology, urinalysis, coagulation, hemostasis, cell morphology, immunology, serology, immunoserology, immuno-deficiency, hemolysis, histocompatibility, cytogenetics, and similar disciplines or areas of laboratory practice.  Related fields include physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, cell biology, embryology, pathology, genetics, pharmacology, histology, cytology, nuclear medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, infection control, physics, statistics, and similar areas of science where the work is directly related to the position to be filled.

 

Experience or graduate education must have been in (1) the general field of medical technology, (2) one of the disciplines or specialized areas of medical technology, or (3) a field directly related and applicable to medical technology.

 

In addition to the basic requirements above, the following specialized experience or education is needed as appropriate:

 

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks:

 

GS-10: 1 year of specialized experience in a clinical laboratory department of a hospital or health center or of a laboratory service and involves work in all or one of the following:  microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, and blood-banking.  Has in-depth knowledge of all section procedures, provides training to all applicable Junior and Generalist Technologist. Confers with attending physician on a daily basis in solving complicated patient testing and diagnostic problems.  Must be adept to identifying instrumentation malfunctions, either mechanical or electrical and initiate corrective measures.

 

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS:  Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level.   Time-in-grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).


This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to entering on duty. For information on Foreign Education click here http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position ) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following: 

  • Perform General Lab Duties
  • Perform Pre-Analytical Procedures
  • Perform Analytical Test Procedures
  • Perform Post-Analytical Test Procedures

 

You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.

The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Occupational Questionnaire. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION:

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers who are interested in this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online in order to receive consideration. (MP Vacancies- for applicable positions). For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/ or

For questions concerning Commissioned Corps please contact Laura Goddard at 405/951-3742.

 

FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION:  contact Tracie Patten, OCAO Pharmacy and Medical Laboratory Consultant at 405-951-6035, Email tracie.patten@ihs.gov.  

Additional selections may be made on this vacancy announcement.

 

A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.

Position covers all scheduled work tours within the laboratory services.  The employee will perform scheduled duty on weekends, holidays, emergency "call-back" and overtime on a continual basis.  Responsible for all laboratory procedures requested during these periods/shifts. 

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HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

  1. Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  4. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  5. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re- selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 923479. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
  3. You are limited to selecting 10 locations.
  4. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.

Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section.

The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (MESHA JOHNSTON, (580)354-5528, and/or MESHA.JOHNSTON@IHS.GOV.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference

  • Indian Preference Applicants: - If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432 (expiration date 11/30/2014), “Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only.” Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detail instructions, see form BIA- 4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http:/www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/i dc015515.pdf
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30%or more disabled)  – include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at: http://fehb.opm.gov/StaffingPortal/vetguide.asp
  • Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Assistance Program (ICTAP) – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf.
  • Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50.
  • Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm-2012.doc
  • Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
  • Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59  pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, the closing of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MESHA JOHNSTON
Phone: (580)354-5528
TDD: 301-443-6394
Email: MESHA.JOHNSTON@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
1515 Lawrie Tatum Rd
Lawton, OK
73507

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

~ ~ ~ Indian Health Service (IHS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-13-OK-923479-ESEP/MP

Control Number:

347231900