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. (NOTE: If there is no mention of immunology or immunobiology in the course title, the requirement for a course in immunology may be met by any course that covers the following topic areas: (1) definition and relationships of antigens and antibodies; (2) host-antigen interactions; (3) bursal and thymic influences on lymphoid cells; and (4) humoral and cellular response mechanisms.) 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.
B. A full 4-year course of study that included or was supplemented 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.
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 includes bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, tissue culture, virology, parasitology, endocrinology, enzymology, toxicology, urinalysis, coagulation, hemostasis, cell morphology, immunology, serology, immunoserology, immuno-deficiency, hemolysis, histocompatibility, cyto-genetics, and similar disciplines or areas of laboratory practice.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-
Your resume must demonstrate the following types of tasks for the grade levels listed below:
GS-07: One year of specialized medical technologist experience performing duties such as assisting senior technologists in preparing reagents; assisting with performance of routine laboratory tests; following procedures to ensure quality control; and using basic lab equipment/instruments.
One year of graduate level education in 1) the general field of medical technology; 2) one of the disciplines or specialized areas of medical technology such as microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, or immunohematology (blood banking); or 3) a field directly related and applicable to medical technology such as physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, cell biology, embryology, pathology, genetics, pharmacology, histology, cytology, nuclear medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, infection control, physics, and statistics.
Completion of a 4-year course of study in the medical technology; chemistry, or biology field leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university AND meet one of the following requirements for Superior Academic Achievement: 1) Graduated with at least an overall GPA of 2.95; 2) graduated with at least a 3.45 GPA in your major during the last two years of college; 3) graduated in the top third of your class; OR 4) are a member of a national scholastic honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
Successful completion of at least 12 months of supervised work-study experience in a clinical laboratory as a student medical technologist in a CAHEA-accredited education program.
GS-09: One year of specialized medical technologist experience performing duties such as performing procedures of a routine and complex nature in all clinical laboratory sections; standardizing/calibrating section instruments; preparing reagents and controls; assisting in maintaining quality control; performing analysis which is reviewed by senior staff; and performing electronic standardization procedures for computer instrument function testing.
Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or a master's or equivalent graduate degree in 1) the general field of medical technology; 2) one of the disciplines or specialized areas of medical technology such as microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, or immunohematology; OR 3) a field directly related and applicable to medical technology such as physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, cell biology, embryology, pathology, genetics, pharmacology, histology, cytology, nuclear medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, infection control, physics, and statistics.
GS-10: One year of specialized medical technologist experience performing duties such as processing patient samples and conducting analysis; performing instrument calibration standardization and preventive maintenance; maintaining section records; preparing reagents and verifying instruments are operating correctly; repeating unusual or unexpected test results; assisting in calculationg from accumulative quality controls performed, mean and standard deviation reference points and variation from mean; conducting external proficiency testing; and assisting senior or supervisory staff in collecting data for new section procedures and techniques.
Substitution of Education for Experience: May be allowed in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards Handbook or IHS Excepted Service Qualification Standards, whichever is applicable.
Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at GS-5 for GS-7, one year of service at GS-7 for GS-9 and one year of service at GS-9 for GS-10. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Friday, June 27, 2014
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.
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