Performs work in the Redding OPC clinical (medical) laboratory. The incumbent works as a Medical Technician in the Specimen Processing section of the laboratory and draws blood from patients as necessary. Receives, processes, and packs for shipment varied clinical specimens for reference laboratory testing. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/20/2023. Time-In-Grade: 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. 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 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience in carrying out a variety of routine and non-routine laboratory tests. Experience with written and oral communication. Experience with obtaining samples. Experience with maintaining laboratory equipment. Experience with preparing reagents and reference material OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation, if required (transcripts required). 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 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (Transcripts required).You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Computer Skills Customer Service (Clerical/Technical) Patient Care Quality Assurance Specimen Collection You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Communications Infection Control Interpersonal Skills Specimen Collection 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 extensive and recurring physical exertion such as standing for long periods of time, bending, standing, lifting (less than 40 pounds), walking, stooping, and stretching. 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: Draws blood from outpatients for requested laboratory tests. Instructs patients in proper sterile midstream urine collection, 24-hour urine collection, and collection of specimens for culture and sensitivity, ova and parasites, 2hr pp and occult bloods. Responds to, reports, and assists in emergency situations. Accepts/enters all requests into the clinic computer system. Uses both order entry and laboratory computer options. Must properly use approximately 200 computer codes for laboratory tests. Uses and performs preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, refrigerators, and freezers. Maintains files of computer printed order entry forms. Answers incoming calls for Laboratory Services. Quickly finds and relays accurate information or refers the caller to technical personnel. Performs disposition of add on order. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Full Time Monday -Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Telework: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD11414A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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