Medical Technician (Phlebotomist) Job in Cleveland, Ohio – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Medical Technician (Phlebotomist) – Cleveland, Ohio
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 585570
Start Date: 04/12/2022
End Date: 05/04/2022

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/03/2022. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Candidates may be advanced without time restriction to positions up to GS-5 if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade the employee held within the preceding 52 weeks under his or her latest nontemporary competitive appointment.
Ref: CFR Part 300 Subpart F Grade Requirements: GS-04 Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-03 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Phlebotomy work including proper specimen collection by venipuncture collection techniques, proper patient identification, using 2 approved patient identifiers, understanding specimen handling requirements and specimen viability, understanding and processing laboratory orders, provides patient instruction on specimen collections such as random or 24 hour urine collections, sputum collections or other patient collected specimens. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must possess 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 9 semester hours in chemistry and/or the biological sciences, plus successful completion of a full-time training course of approximately a year’s duration in a medical or clinical laboratory assistant (or technician) school that included instruction in chemistry, hematology, blood banking, and microbiology (including serology) and that, in addition, included supervised laboratory practice incident to the diagnosis process and the treatment of patients; 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 Medical Technician position. (Transcripts must be provided).OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-4 level. This is computed by determining your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required; then determining your education as a percentage of the education required; then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100% to qualify. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of undergraduate education by 60; then add the two percentages together. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify. (Transcripts must be provided). 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: Finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination required to perform phlebotomy of patients and to manipulate a variety of laboratory devices such as computerized instruments and computer terminals. May lift or otherwise assists other personnel in positioning patients (avg. 200 lbs.) for routine and emergency procedures, position under/on top of laboratory counters or in instrument cabinets the reagent and supply items, some of which can weigh in excess of 45 pounds also, prolonged periods of standing, walking, pushing, and reaching. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to operate laboratory equipment, computers and other equipment. Must wear personal protective equipment or film badges as required for the designated work area. The work requires some physical exertion, such as walking or bending to collect samples. In many situations the duration of the activity (such as most of a workday) contributes to the arduous nature of the job. In the laboratory, there may be special requirements for agility or dexterity such as exceptional hand/eye coordination. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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