The incumbent is a medical technician with a wide variety of duties and responsibilities and is expected to provide coverage as needed at other CBOC sites. Position aligns under Path & Lab service. SSR Pay Table: Martinez and Stockton CBOC - GS-06- $60,958-$79,241 Redding CBOC - GS-06- $49,979-$64,968 Mather - GS-06 - $54,466-$70,801 To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2023. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Individual Occupational Requirements Specialized Experience For positions at GS-4 and above: (a) Technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings or (b) technical support work in a closely related field, e.g., biological laboratory technician work, that required application of the methods and techniques for the position to be filled. (This experience must be well documented in your resume.) In addition must also meet the below requirements: You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of human anatomy, aseptic technique and various phlebotomy equipment used in collection of blood. Knowledge of phlebotomy procedures to include the vacutainer system, the capillary puncture technique, and collection with butterfly needles. (This experience must be well documented in your resume.). You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Communications Infection Control Interpersonal Skills Specimen Collection 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: The work requires extensive and recurring physical exertion such as standing for long periods of time, bending, lifting (less than 40 pounds), walking, stooping, and stretching. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["Major duties, include but are not limited to the following: Incumbent must use drawing techniques ensuring that proper tubes are used, and the correct amount of blood is drawn. The incumbent must verify the patient as the individual denoted on the request and must label all tubes with the patient's name, social security number, date, and time to ensure proper identification following facility and VA guidelines. He/she will adhere to safety, infection control, and universal precautions always while drawing blood. This includes such things as replacing bed rails, removing tourniquets, wearing gloves, wearing facemasks, face shields, lab coats and disposable gowns as required by facility and laboratory policies. The incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, performing the following special drawing procedures: collecting timed specimens, assisting in bone marrow collections, performing phlebotomy in negative pressure rooms while properly dressed in PPE gear as required. Specimen collection includes but is not limited to blood, urine, legal drug screens, and other body fluids. Incumbent will provide instructions to patients prior to, during and after tests, making out schedules for a patient, as needed, to follow in order to obtain the correct blood specimens at the required time. The incumbent will instruct patients in the proper collection of samples including sterile midstream urine collection, 24-hour urine collection, and collection of specimens for culture and sensitivity, ova and parasites, 2hr pp, occult bloods, etc. Incumbent will assist in teaching laboratory and medical center personnel theoretical and practical aspects of phlebotomy, specimen collection and processing, and specimen requirements for acceptance or rejection. He/she responds to and assists in emergency situations. Incumbent must know procedures for the care of patients who become sick, suffer cardiac arrest (basic life support certification required), or faint while having blood drawn. Work Schedule: Full Time. Monday-Friday. Varies. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD02523-A and PD2523-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.