The position serves as a Medical Technician located in a Community-based Outpatient Clinic with the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. The position performs Phlebotomy, specimen testing, storage, and shipping of specimens, as well as various clerical duties for the outpatient clinic. The position performs CLIA waived point of care testing.
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Job Grade: 5
Total Openings: 1
The position serves as a Medical Technician located in a Community-based Outpatient Clinic with the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. The position performs Phlebotomy, specimen testing, storage, and shipping of specimens, as well as various clerical duties for the outpatient clinic. The position performs CLIA waived point of care testing. Duties include but not limited to: Performs blood collection procedures by venipuncture or capillary techniques on designated hospital patients. Establishes proper identity of all patients, ensures accountability of specimens by proper and complete labeling with the patient’s full name and Social Security Number. Performs special procedures to include, but not limited to, administration of oral products such as glucola for glucose tolerance testing and obtaining specimens for forensic or medico legal purpose such as blood alcohols and drug testing. Performs all phlebotomy duties in strict accordance with established VA (Veterans Administration), VAMC (Veterans Administration Medical Center), TJC (The Joint Commission), CAP (College of American Pathologists), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and OSHA(Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements. Receives samples and specimens of tissue, blood, urine, stool, sputum, and other body fluids. Processes a wide variety of laboratory specimens for shipment to civilian or military reference laboratories using procedures and materials that conform to EPA (CFR 40) and OSHA (CFR 29) regulations. Instructs the patient in the proper use of the specimen containers and the correct times of specimen collection. Prepares all shipping manifests insuring the integrity of shipping documents, shipping logs, and specimens. Performs clerical duties related to handling of laboratory specimens, e.g. conducting order entry and patient registration in reference lab information’ systems, accessioning specimens, receiving test results from reference laboratories, entering results into the VISTA, verifying for completeness, and checking for pending test results. Researches test menu catalogs and or verbally locates commercial laboratories capable of performing rare and unusual tests. Checks in patients, checks vital signs, clinical reminders, rooming patients and assisting the providers and nurses. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00-6:00
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD10390A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/24/2022. 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-5 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-4. 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-4 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of Phlebotomy (venipuncture and capillary, collection, labeling, storing, and shipping techniques and procedures). knowledge of blood components, anticoagulants required tube size for the appropriate volume, and proper specimen transport conditions, knowledge of human anatomy and aseptic techniques, knowledge of routine and complex test procedures and the ability to test specimen collections in accordance with the appropriate test requirements; knowledge of computer keyboard and computer software applications sufficient to input and accurately maintain information in databases and the ability to retrieve reports, and prepare shipping lists, etc. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successful completion of 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. This position has an Individual Occupational Requirement. Specialized Experience
For positions at GS-4 and above: (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. OR
Education and Training
For GS-5: Successful completion of 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 will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Computer SkillsCustomer Service (Clerical/Technical)Patient CareSpecimen 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 periods of standing and walking, regular and recurring bending ,lifting (less than40 pounds), occasional patient transfer from chair to bed and bed to chair, 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/.