The VALLHCS Lead Medical Technologist works in collaboration to ensure that tasks, priorities, goals and achievements are coordinated with management. The Lead is responsible for all aspects of operation in their specialty including preparation/maintenance of records/reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance. The Lead exercises independent judgement within the scope of testing and performs high level duties of significant scope, complexity and range. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. Education and/or Experience Combination: 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 (laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.), AND completion of a medical technology clinical practice program (Note: 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. 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. 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. Graduates of foreign baccalaureate degree programs meet the educational and/or experience requirements if the degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the NAACLS or clinical laboratory experience as described above. This finding may be based on either of the following: (1) A letter from a college or university with a baccalaureate program recognized by the NAACLS stating that the individual's foreign degree has been evaluated and been found to be equivalent to its bachelor of medical technology degree. (2) A letter from ASCP-BOC or AMT stating that the individual is eligible for the certification examination Certification: Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASC Preferred Experience/Qualifications: Experience with core laboratory, blood bank and some microbiology. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements above, applicants must meet the following grade requirements. GS-11 Lead Medical Technologist Experience: Applicants must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the full performance level (GS-9), which is directly related to the position to be filled. OR, 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in medical technology or a directly related field. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 1. Knowledge of medical technology applicable to a wide range of duties to solve complex problems involving diverse aspects of clinical laboratory practice. 2. Knowledge of regulatory, licensing and accrediting agency requirements and statutes governing clinical laboratory operations in order to plan, implement or monitor laboratory programs and services. 3. Ability to manage and coordinate daily work activities and assignments in a section. 4. Skill to maintain, troubleshoot and repair laboratory instrumentation. 5. Ability to provide technical oversight in order to manage personnel and work assignments in a manner that assures completion of the laboratory workload. Assignment. Facilitates team or unit processes by working in collaboration with team members to ensure that tasks, priorities, goals and achievements are coordinated with management. Responsible for all aspects of operation in their area of specialty including preparation and maintenance of records and reports, analysis of testing methodologies, training, instrumentation and compliance. Acts as a liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G24 - Medical Technologist Qualification Standard. ["Major duties include but are not limited to the following: Prepares reports, maintains records, administrative information Prepares and presents work-related information to supervisor Researches qualitative and quantitative methods in the appropriate laboratory specialty area Performs statistical analysis on quality control and quality assurance monitors Performs qualitative and quantitative moderate and complex testing methods in all the assigned laboratory specialty areas Coordinates training in the methods and techniques of the appropriate laboratory specialty area Maintains and calibrates instrumentation and equipment to ensure correct performance Troubleshoots instrumentation and equipment problems during the shift to ensure uninterrupted testing Evaluates new and evolving developments in laboratory instrumentation and automation Ensures compliance with rules and regulations of assorted regulatory agencies such as CAP, TJC, AABB, and OSHA Coordinates quality control activities with the supervisor Coordinates proficiency program for the appropriate laboratory specialty Acts as a liaison to other departments of the medical center for the appropriate laboratory specialty area Work Schedule: 3:00pm - 11:30 pm, or 11:00pm-0730am, rotating weekends, holidays and on-call Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized for highly qualified candidates Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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