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Histopathologist Technician – Dublin, Georgia
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 156189Start Date: 10/01/2019End Date: 10/22/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/22/2019.
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Experience. One year of experience in a health care field that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work or provides an understanding of the work such as but not limited to a medical or clinical laboratory assistant (or technician) or health technician. OR, Education (a) Four academic years above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree with courses related to the occupation such as biological science or chemistry; or(b) Successful completion of two academic years of study above high school that included at least 24 semester hours in Chemistry and/or in appropriate fields of biological science and successful completion of a 12-month program of education and training in histopathology or cytotechnology. OR,Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. Examples are listed below:(a) Six months of experience in the health care field and two years of education above high school that included at least six semester hours in health care related courses such as biological science, surgical technician courses or other courses related to the position; or an associate’s degree in a health care related field.(b) Six months of experience in the health care field and successful completion of a course for health care technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or histopathology technicians given by the U.S. Armed Forces. Preferred Experience: none Grade Determinations: GS-8 Lead
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs
.(a) Skill in applying professional, complex anatomic pathology principles, practices, concepts, and theories in performing new or difficult specialized testing methods or techniques.
(b) Ability to provide technical oversight of laboratory quality control and assurance procedures and principles of performance improvement exhibiting competence in managing reagent and supply inventories and document control systems.
(c) Ability to validate methodologies, operate anatomic pathology laboratory equipment and perform complex instrument troubleshooting
(d) Ability to use independent technical judgment to analyze and evaluate laboratory results and resolve problems. References: VHA HANDBOOK 5005/102 PART II APPENDIX G 55 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-8 Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), use of fingers and both hands, walking (3 hours), standing (3 hours) ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, sitting (3 hours) and repetitive motion of wrists. Working with hands in water, working closely with others or alone, working with solvents, fumes and gases such as formalin and xylene.
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