This position will be located in the Pathology and Lab service with the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System. Incumbent will serve as the supervisor for Medical Technicians with responsibility for preanalytic specimen processing and moderate complexity testing in the areas of Urinalysis, Phlebotomy, FIT lmmunochemical Assay Testing, Point of Care Ancillary Testing. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/06/2022. 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-08 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. 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. 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-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Working knowledge of Medical Terminology; Knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and methods of patient specimen preanalytic and moderate complexity testing. Skills to apply preanalytic and moderate complex testing to standardized laboratory procedures and blood collection methods. Working knowledge of VistA to enter, edit, and display information pertaining to patients, specimen collection, processing and results, completion of consults and workload credit. Computer skills (i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, specific programs for specimen procurement and processing in the area of phlebotomy and Point of Care Ancillary Services). Storing and retrieving electronic documents and files, activating printers, inserting and deleting text, formatting letters/reports/memoranda, transmitting and receiving e-mail. [Experience must be demonstrated in the resume to be creditable]. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Attention to DetailCompliance InspectionCreative ThinkingInfection ControlLead or SuperviseSpecimen CollectionTeaching OthersTechnical CompetenceTechnical CompetenceWriting 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: Considerable standing, sitting, and walking are involved in performance of duties. There is also occasional light lifting. 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: Initiates and participates in the process and collects data for quality indicators for work performed. Ensure all specimens are processed and obtained in a timely and efficient manner. Review all Point of Care Ancillary Services results, (including results from off-hour and weekend shift(s) for correctness as required by College of American Pathologist, directly involved with technologists in the correction of errors and notifies attending physicians as appropriate. Maintains inventory of expendable items and prepares requests to replenish supplies. Reports to the Laboratory Manager estimates of budgetary requirements for resources needed to meet workload demands. Recommends appropriate disciplinary action commensurate with the severity of the offense with the aim of improving conduct. Trains and/or oversees the training of technicians in the use of new procedures and instrumentation. Provide staff with Laboratory and job specific orientation, competency assessments, and annual written evaluations with verbal consultation. Develops training plans for multiple level positions and prepares requests for and recommendations for promotion or reassignment. Ensures activities associated with process improvement, customer service, data driven decision making or team driven change, are accomplished, and is responsible for maintaining the work area in a clean environment as appropriate for the section. Evaluates the validity of data in relation to the test system and assay procedures; correlates quantitative date with patient data (i.e. history, medications), to verify results, .performs additional tests to clarify or confirm abnormal patient results and recognizes abnormal results which require immediate attention by the physician and reports them directly. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30am - 4:00 pm\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Description/PD#: Med Technician/PD047590\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.