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Supervisory Medical Technologist (After-Hour) – Jackson, Mississippi
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 170709Start Date: 11/25/2019End Date: 12/05/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/05/2019.
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. Education and/or Experience Combination: (1) A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.). AND completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree. OR, (2) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. OR, (3) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND five years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. Certification. All candidates must have either (1) or (2): (1) Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a medical technologist (MT), medical laboratory scientist (MLS) or clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC) American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR), or American Medical Technologists (AMT). OR (2) For positions up to the full performance level, candidates must currently possess the categorical or specialist technologist level certification from the certification agencies listed above, such as, but not limited to, chemistry (C/SC), hematology (H/SH), microbiology (M/SM), molecular biology (MB/SMB) and blood bank (BB/SBB). Technologists with categorical or specialist certifications may only perform duties within the area of the laboratory specific to their categorical certification (e. g., an individual with a chemistry (C) certification can only perform duties in chemistry). English Language Proficiency: Medical technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: 1 – Year Supervisory experience; 2 – Years specialized experience performing clerical and technical duties related to reference lab specimen processing and handling; e.g. reference lab specimen handling procedural reviews, specimen receipt and distribution, specimen processing and handling for reference lab testing, specimen packaging and shipping, reference lab results review and verification, customer service: serving as a point of contact to providers concerning ref lab testing needs, and coordinating and setup of new tests and negotiating pricing with reference labs. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements applicants must possess the grade requirements listed below.
Experience/ Education: You must have one (1) of the following.
1. One (1) year of creditable experience equivalent to the full performance level (GS-9), which is directly related to the position to be filled.
2. Three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in medical technology or a directly related field. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Applicants must demonstrate the following KSAs. a. Knowledge of Federal and state laws, regulations and accrediting/regulatory requirements in order
to develop plans and procedures for the laboratory.
b. Knowledge of laboratory quality management procedures and principles sufficient to establish and
monitor a laboratory quality management program and/or education and training of laboratory staff.
c. Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills including skill in interpersonal relations and conflict
resolution in order to deal with employees, team leaders and managers.
d. Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties which includes responsibility for assignment
of work, performance evaluations, selection of staff, recommendation of awards, advancements and
e. Ability to plan, organize, set short and/or long term goals and conduct studies on technical and
administrative problems, including personnel shortages, organizational structure, new technology, etc.
f. Knowledge of concepts, principles and methods of clinical laboratory technology and operations. References: VA Handbook 5005/72, Part II, Appendix G24 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-11. Physical Requirements: The incumbent must be able to perform moderate lifting up to 15 lbs., straight pulling, pushing, reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers and both hands, walking, standing for up to 1 hour, kneeling, repeated bending, use of both arms and legs. Specific visual requirements include use of eyes, depth perception, ability to distinguish colors and shades of colors, hearing clear (aids permitted), high cognitive function and emotional stability; ability to read ordinary type without eye strain.
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