Medical Technologist Job in Providence, Rhode Island – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Medical Technologist – Providence, Rhode Island
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 586253
Start Date: 04/14/2022
End Date: 05/05/2022

Qualification Summary
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. English Language Proficiency : MTs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Education and/or Experience Combination: (1) A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.). AND completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree. OR, (2) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. OR, (3) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in
organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics,
AND
five years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high
complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical
microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. Certification: Candidates must have either (1) or (2) below: (1) Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by
the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT.
(2) For positions up to the full performance level, candidates must currently possess the categorical
or specialist technologist level certification from the certification agencies listed above, such as, but not
limited to, chemistry (C/SC), hematology (H/SH), microbiology (M/SM), molecular biology (MB/SMB)
and blood bank (BB/SBB). Technologists with categorical or specialist certifications may only perform
duties within the area of the laboratory specific to their categorical certification (e. g., an individual with
a chemistry (C) certification can only perform duties in chemistry). Grandfathering Provisions : See below. Grade Determinations: GS-09 (a) Experience: Must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level ( GS-07), which is directly related to the position to be filled.
OR,
(b) Education: Must have Master’s degree or 2 academic years of progressively higher-level
graduate education in medical technology or directly related field.
AND,
(c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: In addition to the experience or education
above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
1. Comprehensive knowledge of professional MT principles, practices, concepts and theories
providing for sound independent work.
2. Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory quality control and assurance procedures and principles of
performance improvement in order to manage reagent and supply inventories and document control
systems.
3. Knowledge of laboratory equipment and ability to maintain, troubleshoot and repair
instrumentation.
4. Ability to plan, organize, set priorities, work as a team member and effectively complete
assignments.
5. Ability to use independent technical judgment to analyze and interpret laboratory results.
6. Ability to read, interpret and apply complex written instructions.
7. Skilled in informatics, laboratory data flow and the understanding of laboratory processes.
8. Ability to communicate, consult and interact with other members of the healthcare team, external
relations, customer service and patient education. (d) Assignment: A MT at this level carries out the day-to-day operations in the laboratory. This would include routine testing, quality control, routine maintenance of instrumentation and troubleshooting. The MT develops,
performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results
ensuring all laboratory regulatory requirements are met. Testing procedures are performed on a variety
of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques, following
practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace. These require a broad
exercise of independent judgment and responsibility, including organizing and setting priorities with
minimal technical supervision. The work performed is in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as
chemistry, microbiology, immunology, hematology, and immunohematology. Such positions include
requirements to monitor quality control systems and measures; collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment
of patients; and provide education for laboratory healthcare professionals and the public in a professional,
courteous and effective manner. Grade Determination: GS-10 (a) Experience: Must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-09 ,
which is directly related to the position to be filled.
AND,
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: In addition to the experience above, the
candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
1. Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of concepts, principles and
methodology of the field to perform advanced techniques.
2. Ability to modify or adapt established methods, procedures or techniques to resolve difficult or
complex problems.
3. Knowledge of the application of laboratory regulatory requirements.
4. Ability to provide or coordinate staff development and training. (c) Assignments: MTs at this level generally have a higher level of professional oversight
responsibilities and may have responsibility for a specific large-scale automated analytical instrument
system; a specific area of laboratory functions, such as employee competency records, supply functions,
laboratory safety, quality control review, new method development or employee or student training; or
provide professional and technical advice to other technicians and technologists on alternate tours of duty. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of
significant scope, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety and be performed by the incumbent at least
25% of the time. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/72 PART II APPENDIX G24 Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019

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