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(Part-Time) Health Technician – Phlebotomy – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 560192Start Date: 01/07/2022End Date: 01/28/2022
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/27/2022. Individual Occupational Requirement: In order to be appointed into the Health Aid and Technician Series, 0640 you must possess the Specialized Experience or Education and Training required: 1 year or more specialized experience working in medical support duties to medical or health personnel with technician experience providing the knowledge, methods, and techniques of Phlebotomy, Pathology and Laboratory. OR Completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position of Phlebotomy, Pathology and Laboratory. (Transcripts Required) GS-05 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: Collecting blood samples following established “blood cultures procedures”, Utilizing different types of phlebotomy equipment, Using the accepted and approved patient’s identifiers prior to blood collecting procedures, Labeling of samples collections with the proper patient identification data, Providing instruction to patients regarding the collection of samples, Keeping patient at ease, comfortable and treating them with dignity and respect. OR
Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-05 level. A full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position of Phlebotomy, Pathology and Laboratory. (Transcripts Required) OR
Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-05 level. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l year of specialized experience. Determine the applicant’s total qualifying experience as a percentage of the year of specialized experience required at the GS-5 level. Then determine the applicant’s education as a percentage of the education that meets the requirements for GS-5. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for GS-5. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-5. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Customer Service (Clerical/Technical)Dexterity and SafetyEmergency CareInfection ControlMedical InformationSpecimen 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. 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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