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Job Title:Medical Technologist GS-0644-07/09/10

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-14-OK-1137617-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:

$42,327.00 to $68,608.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 09, 2014 to Friday, June 27, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0644-07/10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

10

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Clinton, OK View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Candidates eligible under Indian Preference appointing authority; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Veterans Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA); Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) eligible; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; Schedule A, and/or PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

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.

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.

 

This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-14-OK-1138847-DE; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under each announcement. 

 

The incumbent will be responsible for performing a wide variety of procedures which may include complex analysis in the different disciplines of the clinical laboratory department of the Clinton Indian Health Center.  The incumbent will report to the Supervisory Medical Technologist. 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required within the Clinton Service Unit.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

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
  • Child care position

DUTIES:

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  • Process patient samples and conducts analysis
  • Performs instrument calibration standardization and preventive maintenance
  • Troubleshoots instrument and quality control problems
  • Maintains section records as required
  • Corrects observed inadequacies to maintain quality assurance


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 REQUIREMENT(S):
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.
OR

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.

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 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-

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

OR

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. 

OR

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.

OR

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.

OR

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).


Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program.  For further information, click on foreign education.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Friday, June 27, 2014

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:

  • Performing General Lab Duties
  • Performing Pre-Analytical Procedures
  • Performing Analytical Procedures
  • Performing Post-Analytical 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 Assessment Questions. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Friday, June 27, 2014, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MULTIPLE GRADE ANNOUNCEMENT: Announcement at the multiple grade interval is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates.  This position may be filled at any level, dependent upon the applicant's demonstrated ability, experience, and other qualifying criteria.  If the position is filled at less than the upper level, there is NO commitment for future promotions, based solely on selection resulting from this announcement.  Conversely, if the employee demonstrates the ability to perform at a higher level, is recommended by the supervisor, and otherwise meets the qualifications, he/she may be promoted without further competition under the Area Merit Promotion Program, however for temporary positions, conversion without competition may not be possible unless the selectee was within reach at the higher grade on the initial certificate of eligibles.  Also, no further competition is required if it becomes necessary through the reclassification process to upgrade the position.

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/ or contact Laura Goddard at (405) 951-3742.

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

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

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free



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 1137617. 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 complete your application package 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 (Michelle Espinoza, (405)951-3750, and/or MICHELLE.ESPINOZA@IHS.GOV.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

 

For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: http://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=search&option=faq



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:

  • Resume:  You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • 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 detailed 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/idc015515.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 Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition 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.doc
  • Transcripts must be provided as education is required for this position. If you are substituting education for experience for a particular grade, you must submit the appropriate transcript.  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 Friday, June 27, 2014, the closing of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Michelle Espinoza
Phone: (405)951-3750
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: MICHELLE.ESPINOZA@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
701 Market Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
73114

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer ~ ~ ~


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-14-OK-1137617-ESEP/MP

Control Number:

372155600