This position is located within the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS) with the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System located in Reno, Nevada. The Supervisory Medical Technician is responsible for the direct management of Medical Technician (Phlebotomy) personnel and reports to the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service Laboratory Manager. To qualify for this position, you must meet the following qualification requirements: ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SCREEN-OUT) - A Selective Placement Factor (SPF) has been identified for this position. Selective Placement Factors (SPF) are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for the position. Applicants who do not meet the SPF are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is: Experience performing phlebotomy/blood draws on human patients. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Requires at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-7) in Federal Service that has given the applicant the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of a Supervisory Medical Technician. Specialized experience includes: (a) technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings and/or (b) technical support work in a closely related field, e.g., biological laboratory technician work that required application of the methods and techniques of a Medical Lab Technician. Experience should include performing supervisory duties such as planning, organizing, prioritizing and assigning work; counseling employees for performance or conduct; managing supplies and equipment; and providing other administrative support. Additional specific qualifying specialized experience for this position which should also be documented on your resume is: performing phlebotomy/venipuncture on human patients for requested lab tests; preparing samples for examination; and operating medical laboratory instrumentation and equipment. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week. We will not make assumptions regarding experience. -OR- SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Successfully completed one and a half years of graduate education (27 semester hours) from an accredited institution with course work directly related to the work of this position (i.e., chemistry, biological sciences, hematology, microbiology, serology, etc.) may be substituted for the experience required. Such graduate education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. -OR- COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Combination of successfully completed graduate level education (beyond 18 semester hours) and specialized experience that may be used to meet total experience requirements. This education must include courses directly related to the work of the position (as described above) and must have been obtained at an accredited college or university. NOTE: If you qualify by a combination, your experience must be detailed in your resume and transcripts are required. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Attention to DetailLeadershipSpecimen CollectionTechnical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; religious; 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. 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/. ["***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** The Supervisory Medical Technician provides direct supervision to employees that perform a wide range of duties in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Services. The employee supervises Medical Technicians by planning, organizing, prioritizing and assigning section work. Duties include but may not be limited to: Operates under the guidelines established by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Joint Commission, and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act. Develops and maintains work schedules to provide uninterrupted coverage for specimen collection and processing. 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. Works as a technician as needed and accomplishes duties specifically assigned to the technician in the section supervised. Calibrates, standardizes and adjusts instruments, verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control checks and identifies the cause of common problems and makes simple repairs. Monitors expenditures, staffing, supply, and payroll for Medical Technicians in the areas of Phlebotomy. Trains and/or oversees the training of technicians in the use of new procedures and instrumentation. Maintains responsibility for the quality control program for the section, assures that appropriate records are maintained and investigates complaints from the hospital staff concerning questionable results Approves/disapproves accrued leave and recommends disciplinary action where necessary. Determines work priorities, prepares formal performance evaluations of technicians within the unit. Establish performance plans and competencies for all staff. Ensures productivity is maintained at the established level for the program. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm\nRecruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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