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  • ID
    #4222759
  • Salary
    $34,916 - $45,393 a year -  Full-time, Part-time
  • Source
    US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Date
    2020-06-24
  • Deadline
    2020-08-23

    Duties

    Summary

    This is a Medical Technician position, located at the Riverton, WY. Community Based Outpatient Clinic, in Sheridan, WY. You will be responsible for the phlebotomy workload of the CBOC 80% of time.

    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Performs phlebotomy on patients;

    • Provides processing of specimens;
    • Provides package specimens for shipment to the laboratory;
    • Performs inventory and replenish laboratory supplies;
    • Performs glucose meter checks for patients, observing patient technique and verifying acceptable operational status of meter;
    • Assists with direct patient care as needed completing duties for initial contact;
    • Collects peripheral blood by venipuncture using various types of syringes and needles;
    • Assists in maintaining the workload and other administrative reports;
    • Performs inventory and replenish laboratory supplies in the blood drawing;
    • Ensures the proper specimen was collected, patient identification on the tube is correct, accessioning the specimens, proper action for the specimen;
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    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: Full Time, Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorizedFinancial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    5

  • Job family (Series)

    0645 Medical Technician

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • May be required to serve a probationary period
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

    Qualifications

    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.[CLD(1]

    -AND-Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of a Medical Technician GS-5. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS 4 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience is (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 positions. Additional Experience in : phlebotomy on patients, processing of specimens, package specimens for shipment to the laboratory. Performs inventory and replenish laboratory supplies, glucose meter checks for patients, observing patient technique and verifying acceptable operational status of meter. Collects peripheral blood by venipuncture using various types of syringes and needles. Performs inventory and replenish laboratory supplies in the blood drawing. Ensures the proper specimen was collected, patient identification on the tube is correct, accessioning the specimens, proper action for the specimen.-OR-EDUCATION:

    You must have Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the Medical Technician position may be substituted for the experience required at the GS -5 grade level. Education cannot be credited without documentation. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.)-OR-COMBINATION:

    You must possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience, as described above, to meet total qualification requirements at the GS-5 level. Excess of the first 60semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation. (THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE SUPPORTED BY YOUR RESUME TO BE CREDITABLE AND COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.

    You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

    • Computer Skills
    • Customer Service

    • Patient Care

    • Quality Assurance

    • Specimen Collection

    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/.

    Education

    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional information

    Physical Requirements: Mental and physical dexterity and the extensive use of the hands and eyes are required. I Requires sitting, standing, bending, walking, lifting, listening, talking, and some climbing of stairs. Ability to function reliably under emergent and stressful conditions. Work is predominantly performed in the clinical area. Use of safety engineering controls is mandatory.

    Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (307) 672-3473.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    Your responses to the assessment questionnaire will be reviewed along with the information provided in your resume and supporting documentation to determine if you are qualified for the position. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered and/or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Candidates who apply under All U.S. Citizens announcements will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:

    • Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
    • Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
    • Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
    • Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

    Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible applicants that meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category (except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher).

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service

    • Disability Letter (VA)

    • OF-306

    • Other (1)

    • Other (2)

    • Resume

    • Separation Notice (RIF)

    • SF-15

    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

    • Transcript

    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

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