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Histopathology Technician – Biloxi, Mississippi
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 523119Start Date: 10/14/2021End Date: 10/28/2021
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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 and/or Education 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 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 Equivalent combination of experience and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and experience are acceptable. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations:
GS-7: One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level; examples of creditable experience include but are not limited to: using independent judgment to perform the full range of duties including analyzing and evaluating laboratory results; conducting routine and complex histopathological and cytopathological procedures, quality control and assurance procedures, operation and routine maintenance of instrumentation, troubleshooting, and principles of performance improvement; utilizing specialized techniques for handling cell blocks, frozen sections, bone marrows, autopsies, and fine-needle biopsies; and preparing technically adequate slides of surgical, cytology, and autopsy specimens by processing, embedding tissue, cutting, staining (including immunohistochemistry), and coverslipping. In addition to the experience listed above applicants must also demonstrate the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities below:
(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: VA HANDBOOK 5005, Part II, Appendix G55 The full performance level of this vacancy is a GS-7. Physical Requirements: The physical demands of the work require light lifting under 15 lbs., light carrying under 44lbs., the use of fingers and both hands are required. Reaching above the shoulder, walking and standing (4 hrs.), repeated bending (6 hrs.). Exposed to fumes, smoke or gases, near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ to jaeger 1 to 4. Working around machinery with moving parts, working with hands in water, that sometimes may be at 20-25 degrees Fahrenheit for long periods of time, and works closely with others. Must have the ability to distinguish shades of color, have depth perception, hearing (aid permitted). Continuous sitting up to 8 hrs., occasional work longer than 8 hrs., and ability to work under stress.
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