This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The incumbent serves as a medical technologist, performing the full range of duties in all areas of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service as assigned. A medical technologist will be assigned to the following departments encompassing the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service: Microbiology/Serology/Molecular. This position requires rotation on an as needed basis to perform duties in all sections of the Microbiology/Serology/Molecular areas. The incumbent will also work weekends and holidays as priorities demonstrate a need. A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found in the functional statement referenced below of this position. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Day Tour with an every other weekend rotation. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Technologist/PD21O53A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN2EDRPCoordinators@va.gov email group, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Creditable Experience (1) Knowledge of Current Professional Laboratory Practice. For positions at or above the full performance level, the experience must have demonstrated the use of knowledge, skills and abilities as a MT and may be paid or non-paid employment. Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is equivalent to at least the next lower grade level and is directly related to the position being filled. Part-time Experience. Part-time experience as a MT is creditable according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a MT would receive 1 week of full-time credit for each 2 weeks of half-time work. Graduate Education. Graduate education and graduate degrees may be substituted as specified at each grade level. Education must have been from an accredited college or university in a field related to MT (e.g., biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, hematology, immunohematology, biological science, physiology, allied health education, health systems administration, infection control and preventive medicine), which was accredited at the time the candidate completed the program.
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