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 Medical Technician in Detroit, Michigan Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Medical Technician – Detroit, Michigan
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 491989Start Date: 08/05/2021End Date: 08/26/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/26/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-5 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-04. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: English Language Proficiency- In accordance with 38 U.S.C 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. To qualify for this position at the GS-5 grade level, you must meet one of the following requirements: Specialized Experience: You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-4) in Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is (a) technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings and/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 this position to be filled.
NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hour worked per week. ~OR~ Education: You must have successfully completed a full four (4) year course of study leading to a Bachelor’s degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects appropriate to the position being filled which may include clinical hematology, clinical laboratory practices, phlebotomy practicum, clinical microbiology, clinical practicum or special topics in the Medical Laboratory Technology field. This education must have been obtained in an accredited technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation is the normal prerequisite.
NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. ~OR~ Combination: You must have equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (beyond the second year) and specialized experience that may be used to meet total experience requirements. This education must include courses directly related to the work of the position (as described above). This education must have been obtained in an accredited technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation is the normal prerequisite.
NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Diagnostic Medical Testing 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 regular and recurrent standing, bending, lifting of greater than 20 lbs., pushing of greater than 50 lbs. lifting of heavy specimen containers, handling of uncooperative patients
occasionally, and trips to wards for specimen collection, walking long distance between the wards
and several Sections of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service. May require reaching and
bending to obtain supplies. The work requires manual dexterity, large degree of concentration,
and working at top for several hours at a time. The ability to distinguish colors also required to
perform the duties of the Phlebotomy/ Medical Technician. 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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