The Medical Technician/Phlebotomist position is located at the VA Pacific Islands Heath Care System, Windward Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The incumbent will function in a non-supervisory capacity in the main VA Laboratory under the general supervision of a Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist and/or a supervisory Medical Technologist or designee. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/16/2022. 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-05 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-04. 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. To qualify for this position at the GS-5 level, you must also meet one of the following: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-04 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; 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; and performing phlebotomy and other specimen collections on human patients to include drawing blood by means of venipuncture, obtaining urine and other specimens. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects appropriate to the position to be filled (you must submit a copy of your transcript or course listing with your application materials in order to be considered). OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l year of specialized experience.. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Customer Service (Clerical/Technical)Specimen CollectionTechnical 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: Moderate lifting, carrying, and/or pushing/pulling of 25 - 50 pounds. Lifting/positioning patients' arms/hands for phlebotomy procedure. Requirement for large motor and fine motor skills/coordination. 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 limited to: Able to meet the established Phlebotomy draw standard of performing a minimum of (8) patent draws per hour (during peak hours). Provide accurate specimen collection instructions to patients (e.g. clean catch urine collection, stool for O&P, 24 hour urine collection, etc.) Knowledge of proper phlebotomy techniques and use of equipment and supplies. Responsible for knowing and following all laboratory safety requirements. Enforce laboratory safety requirements. Handle situation of patient syncope and/or disruptive behavior according to facility and laboratory policy and procedures. Receive and accession samples. Pack specimens and label outer packaging in accordance with all IATA and DOT regulations. Centrifuge, sort, prepare appropriate aliquot sample tubes, and deliver appropriate samples for in house testing to appropriate testing areas. Maintain all necessary files and records for phlebotomy quality assurance programs. Be proficient and competent in computer operations. Perform waived testing as required by laboratory and manufacture guidelines. Identify and/or troubleshoot problems with test results and test kit reagents. Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and as needed maintenance procedures for all instrument based waived testing as required by laboratory and manufacture guidelines. Quality control testing is required to be performed and appropriately documented. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD03153-A\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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