The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Cytotechnologist in Bronx County, New York Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Cytotechnologist – Bronx County, New York
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 122826Start Date: 07/16/2019End Date: 08/05/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/05/2019. (1) Basic Education Requirement: Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position (Transcripts required),
Specialized Experience Requirement: Have at least one year of specialized experience equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the GS-10 cytotechnologist. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience may include but is not limited to the following: possessing working experience in a medical facility as a cytotechnologist performing highly specialized cytologic examinations on body fluids and other cytology samples; developing and implementing the use of new protocols for performance of tests and evaluation of results; and screening specimens in accordance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) screening guidelines. This experience must be documented in your resume. Note: Five years experience in cytology and assisting in Fine Needle Aspirate is preferred. ASCP Cytotechnologist certification is preferred. OR (2) Education Requirement: Successful completion of 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the GS-10 Cytotechnologist position (Transcripts required). OR (3) Combination of Experience and Education: Must possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school graduate level education and qualifying specialized experience (as described above) to meet the total qualification requirements (Transcripts required). You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Clinical Data Collection/DocumentationCreative ThinkingEducation and TrainingQuality AssuranceTechnical CompetenceUse and Maintain Tools and Equipment Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work requires prolonged periods of standing, bending over microscopes, moving heavy supplies (typically under 50 lbs), equipment and occasionally, heavy specimens. The work requires manual dexterity, color acuity for visual control of staining procedures. The work requires extended periods of light microscopy to screen cytology specimens. Work Environment: The work involves regular and recurring potential exposure to infectious agents as TB, hepatitis, and other viruses, etc.; handling and exposure to extremely sharp cutting equipment; and possible exposure to noxious, caustic, toxic or potentially carcinogenic chemicals and solutions and pathogenic bacteria. The incumbent is required to wear protective clothing and gloves, and other personal protective clothing, as appropriate, and to use a biosafety hood and other engineering safeguards as directed. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are free to apply!