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    Summary

    Area of Consideration:
    This position is open to U.S. Citizens and/or current permanent Federal employees of other agencies.

    Graduate Medical Technologist:
    Non-certified applicants who meet the basic eligibility requirements can be temporarily appointed for one full year as a Graduate Medical Technologist. If you wish to be considered as a Graduate Medical Technologist, please indicate this intent when completing the online assessment questionnaire.

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    Responsibilities

    Work Schedule:
    Permanent / Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm, (with periodic weekends)

    General:
    This Medical Technologist position is Microbiology specific and the incumbent will rotate through various areas in the department, such as: Bacteriology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Mycology, Parasitology, Serolgy, and Virology.

    Note:
    The incumbent that fills this vacancy will perform a broad range of complex Microbiology laboratory procedures within the Medical Technologist occupation. Daily tasks/duties could include, but are not limited to:

    • Recognizes deviation from expected results
    • Analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles.
    • Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis taking into account physiologic processes and requirements
    • Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment. Uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment. Diagnoses deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction
    • Performs and documents quality control and assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement
    • Adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace
    • Identifies discrepancies, solves problems, and presents solutions
    • Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which influence test results
    • Interprets results and suggests follow-up test selection or procedures
    • Evaluates and implements new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison, and establishment of reference intervals using statistical methods and theoretical knowledge
    • Interprets findings and makes recommendations
    • Incorporates principles of educational methodology in the instruction and training of new employees and students and in the laboratory's in-service/continuing education program
    • Communicates effectively and courteously while working as a healthcare team member.
    • Provides excellent service as defined by the customer (healthcare providers, patients, and others)
    • Gives direction and guidance using underlying principles of laboratory testing
    • Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines
    • Efficiently performs other duties as assigned

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

  • Job family (Series)

    0644 Medical Technologist

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