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Medical Technician – Jackson, Mississippi
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 229956Start Date: 03/16/2020End Date: 12/31/2020
This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until 12/31/20. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be April 1, 2020, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Individual Requirements: Specialized experience that includes: (a) Technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings or (b) technical support work in a closely related field, e.g., biological laboratory technician work, that required application of the methods and techniques for the position to be filled. OR, Successful completion of (a) an associate-degree course of study of which the 2nd year of the 2-year program included successful completion of a training course of approximately a year’s duration in a certified laboratory assistant school approved by a nationally recognized accrediting agency; (b) 1 year of study that included 6 semester hours in chemistry and/or the biological sciences, plus successful completion of the training course as described in (a) above for GS-3; or (c) 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours of chemistry and/or biological science course work that must have been directly related to the specialization of the position to be filled. AND Specialized Experience: You must have 6 months of specialized experience. This experience equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) needed to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to this Medical Technician position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: working in a laboratory collecting blood and urine samples; working with patients; identifying patient needs; completed sterile collections; quality control; and understands regulatory requirements. Note: Completion of appropriate training such as in-service training programs, training acquired while serving in the Armed Forces, and government-sponsored developmental training programs will be allowed credit on a month-for-month basis. This experience must be supported by your resume to be creditable. OR, General Experience: You must have 6 months of general experience. This experience is any type of work that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of this Medical Technician position to be filled. Examples of general experience includes: worked in clinical settings such as urgent care, express care, blood donation centers; collected blood and urine samples; and quality control measures. Note: Completion of appropriate training such as in service training programs, training acquired while serving in the Armed Forces, and government-sponsored developmental training programs will be allowed credit on a month-for-month basis. This experience must be supported by your resume to be creditable. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed 2 years above high school with courses related to the occupation. Note: This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business or technical school. (Transcripts Required). OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond (Transcripts Required). You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Customer ServicePatient CareSpecimen Collection 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: Moderate Lifting, 15-44 pounds; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling 1 hour; pushing 1 hour; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 3-4 hours; standing 2-3 hours; repeated bending 1-2 hours; both legs required; ability for repaid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable to 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability; Environmental Factors: outside and inside; working closely with others; protracted or irregular hours of work. 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/.
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