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 THIS OPEN & CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT (OCA) ESTABLISHES A STANDING REGISTER OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS, which closes on June 11, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be May 10, 2021 with subsequent reviews every other week as additional vacancies occur, or on an as-needed basis, until positions are filled. Please see the "What To Expect Next" area of the announcement. This Medical Technologist position is located in Path and Laboratory Service at the White River Junction, Vermont location. This position is a Full time at 40 hours per week. A Medical Technologist (MT) at this full performance level, carries out the day to day operations in the Pathology and Laboratory Service line. This would include: Routine testing, quality control, routine maintenance of instrumentation and troubleshooting. 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. Requires broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility, including organizing and setting priorities with minimal technical supervision. Work performed is in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as phlebotomy, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, hematology, and immunohematology (blood banking). Position include requirements to monitor quality control systems and measures; collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Provide education for laboratory healthcare professionals and the public in a professional, courteous and effective manner. The generalist medical technologist rotates with other generalists on a regular basis through the above-mentioned areas. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with weekend, holiday, and call rotation. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation & Travel Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized This position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position. This position is covered by a special rate. This position is in the Excepted Service. Narrative responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) will be required from the selectee in order to proceed with the appointment.
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