Medical Technician in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service at VA Maine in Augusta, ME. Position rotates in Hematology, Coagulation, Blood Bank, Chemistry, Urinalysis, and Microbiology and performs Phlebotomy. The incumbent is responsible for a variety of procedures, including complex analysis and infrequently requested tests, evaluating abnormal results in all sections, using and maintaining equipment, and implementing and monitoring Quality Control. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/05/2023. 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-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06. 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 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-06 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: (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. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Applies Technology to Tasks Specimen Collection Technical Competence Technical Problem Solving 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 manual dexterity and exceptional hand/eye coordination, some physical exertion, such as regular and recurring walking, bending, sitting over a microscope and concentration for long periods of time while reading specimens and to stand for several consecutive hours during the preparation and analysis of specimens. In many situations the duration of the activity (most of a work day) contributes to the arduous nature of the job. Position requires lifting of reagent containers weighing up to 40 pounds. 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 OPEN & CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT (OCA) ESTABLISHES A STANDING REGISTER OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS, which closes on April 5, 2023. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be on or about October 21, 2022 with subsequent reviews every other week as additional vacancies occur, or on an as-needed basis, until positions are filled. Please see the \"What To Expect Next\" area of the announcement which provides additional information on the referral process for this type of announcement. Recruitment Incentive may be offered to highly qualified, eligible applicants. Major Duties for the position include, but are not limited to: Prepares/Examines/Analyzes Specimens Hematology Urinalysis Chemistry Microbiology Immunohematology (Blood Bank) Maintain Equipment/Supplies/Facilities Work Schedule: Multiple Tours Available; Intermittent and Full Time; Full Time Position Tour: 9:00AM-5:30PM Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD004360 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment Incentive May be authorized for highly qualified, eligible applicants. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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