Cytotechnologist Job in Portland, Oregon – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Cytotechnologist – Portland, Oregon
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 430018
Start Date: 03/26/2021
End Date: 04/19/2021

Qualification Summary
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship – Citizen of the United States (U.S.). (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, of this part. Education – Individuals must have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university and successfully completed a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs accredited cytotechnology program Certification – Candidates must currently possess the Cytotechnologist (CT) (ASCP) or Specialist in Cytotechnology (SCT) (ASCP) certification given by the ASCP Board of Certification. English Language Proficiency – Cytotechnologists must be proficient in spoken and written English. See 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Grade Determinations
GS-11 Requirements: Experience. The candidate must have one year of creditable experience equivalent to the journey level (GS-9) that is directly related to the position to be filled.
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to independently determine specimen adequacy using complex specialized testing methods or techniques during Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endobronchial Ultrasound, and other Fine Needle Aspiration procedures. Knowledge of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes to establish and monitor the overall laboratory quality management and quality control program, and initiate corrective action as needed. Skill in collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for quality assurance, statistics, trends and reports, and implementing quality improvement initiatives. Skill in researching, testing, validating, and implementing new procedures and equipment. **Ability to perform ultrathin microtomy and operate an electron microscope. Knowledge of microanatomy sufficient to note ultrastructural and microchemical findings. ***Ability to convey knowledge of safety regulations and guidelines such as CAP, JC, and OSHA, and to ensure staff compliance with safety requirements, including continuing education and employee orientation. ****Knowledge and skill to plan and administer an ongoing continuing education program for the laboratory to meet accreditation standards. *****Skill to maintain and troubleshoot computers and laboratory system instrumentation. NOTE: Advanced assignments may also include one or more of the tasks identified below. When these duties are required, the Advanced Cytotechnologist must also demonstrate the corresponding advanced KSAs as identified by the corresponding asterisk(s) above: **Electron Microscopy, ***Safety Coordination, ****Laboratory Education, *****Automated Data Processing Application Coordinator. References: VHA 5005, Appendix G61, Cytotechnologist Qualification Standard.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for GS-11. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); Moderate carrying (15-44 pounds); Use of fingers; Walking (2-6 hours); Standing (2-6 hours); Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Mental & emotional stability. Environmental Factors: Working closely with others.

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