You will serve as Lead Medical Technician in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service for the VA Puget Sound Health Care located in Seattle Washington. You will oversee the accessioning area and phlebotomy supports for the wards, CBOCs, the outpatient laboratory areas and sending out of specimens to referral laboratories and the collection of employee drug screens. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 09/13/2023. 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 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. 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. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education 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: Technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings; technical support work in a closely related field such as: biological laboratory technician work, that required application of the methods and techniques for the position to be filled. OR, EDUCATION (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED): I have successfully completed one (1) year of graduate education that is directly related to the duties of the position. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. NOTE: As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-05 for most positions covered by this standard; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Client Orientation Stress Tolerance Teaching Others Teamwork Technical Competence 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 position primarily involves work performed in both sitting and standing positions. Standing and bending for a prolonged period, walking, lifting up to 20 pounds, kneeling, and some climbing of stairs is required. The work requires manual dexterity, a large degree of concentration, and working at top speed for several hours at a time. The ability to distinguish colors and color intensity is required. Work environment: The work is performed on the hospital wards, outpatient clinics and drawing areas, and in the clinical laboratory. There is daily exposure to patients and potentially infectious material, to hazardous chemicals, noxious fumes, flammables, corrosives. Proper precautions, such as wearing protective clothing and gloves, must be followed. 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/. ["You will work with Supervisor in the assignment of functions to team members in order to meet routine and unusual deadlines and priorities. You will receive patients for medical laboratory testing collects specimens and evaluates test for processing determination. You will answer telephone calls and coordinates information and actions relating to patient care and services. Assists patients, visitors, and other requesting information, guidance or referral for special assistance. You will receive, validate, process, and distributes specimens to the proper laboratory section for testing. You will provide training to Medical Laboratory Technicians and Medical Technologists in accessioning. You will ensure the quality control procedures and documentation are followed for compliance accrediting agency guidelines. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: HR Specialist Total Rewards Work Schedule: Monday- Friday; various tour available depending the needs of the facility. Telework: Ad- Hoc only authorized. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. Position Description/PD#: Lead Medical Technician/PD413530 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): 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.