This position is located within Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Pathology Service located at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco, California. The Medical Technician (Office Automation) position provides technical and clerical support to all sections of Clinical Pathology Service. TYPING PROFICIENCY: This position requires the skills of a qualified typist. In addition to meeting the experience and/or education requirements, you must be able to type at least 40 words per minute. ~AND~ 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. ~AND~ In addition to meeting the Typing Proficiency and English Language Proficiency, you must also meet one of the following requirements to qualify for this position at the GS-6 grade level. Experience: You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5) in Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. 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 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. In addition to the above, specialized experience for this GS-6 position includes: performing phlebotomy by venipuncture, processing microbiological specimens; performing a variety of clerical functions to include telephone assistance to wards/clinics regarding samples/test results, and typing using computer terminal, and laboratory inventory management. Note: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hour worked per week. ~OR~ Education: You must have successfully completed at least six months of graduate level education or an internship may be used to meet the specialized experience required. Education is creditable only in those instances where it is directly related to the position. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. ~OR~ Combination: You must have equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience to meet the total requirements. Education is creditable only in those instances where it is directly related to the position. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Applies Technology to Tasks Attention to Detail Customer Service Technical 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/. ["THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED. IF YOU HAD PREVIOUSLY APPLIED, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY. ***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Types blood ban records; types patient requisition data using a computer terminal; retrieves test data, test information and reference values via the computers, and communicates the information using the electronic mail option; Processes microbiological specimens ensuring physiological state of the properties is maintained. Biological fluids include blood urine, cerebrospinal fluid, ascites fluid, stool, sputum, thoracic fluid, bone marrow, etc.; Performs phlebotomy by venipuncture or capillary puncture via bedside or lab testing; Prepares and advises patients for collection of timed blood, urine and stool specimens; Prepares specimens for reference laboratory analysis; Enters patient demographic data and tests requested electronically, and records priority status; Obligates and verifies control point fund expenditures; monitors/tracks obligations/expenditures; Prepares procurement requests; and reconciles purchases and payment of invoices; Maintains the automated inventory system for commonly ordered laboratory supplies; Provides input to management for the budget plan; Submits expenditure reports for each control point and laboratory services to management, and Performs other related duties as required. DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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