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Medical Technician

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Omaha
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

* Videos Videos * Duties Help Duties Summary This position is located within the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, Omaha, Nebraska serving as a main player in the clinical laboratory with responsibility for phlebotomy procedures and collecting specimens. At this level you will develop, evaluate, interpret, correlate and validate the accuracy of laboratory collections, labeling, identifying and ensuring testing is sent at appropriate conditions. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19. NOTE: This is a TEMPORARY (not-to-exceed 9/30/2021) position. This appointment may be renewed for additional service in accordance with Agency needs. Temporary positions do not offer health or life insurance benefits and may be terminated at any time before the expiration date. The appointment to a temporary position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment. NOTE: This is a part-time position (30 hours/week). The salary listed represents full-time employment and will be pro-rated based on the actual number of hours worked each pay-period. Likewise, benefits and time-off accrual will also be prorated and based on your part-time work schedule. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Follows procedures for patient identification, sample procurement, and specimen labeling * Performs routine venipuncture specimen collections from patients * Follows laboratory procedures for collecting specimens in the appropriate container * Controls the physical condition of samples and responds to time factors to ensure that the physiologic state of the specimen is maintained * Provides education to patients for proper collection techniques * Prepares samples for testing to include labeling, centrifugation, decanting and aliquoting, etc. * Maintains adequate supplies for all phlebotomy and specimen procurement procedures * Answers incoming calls for the laboratory service - finding and relaying accurate information or referring the caller to technical personnel * Performs standard diagnostic tests/procedures such as bleeding time, occult blood, urine dipstick, pregnancy test, fingerstick glucose * Performs sterilization on the autoclave, and cleans glassware and other reusable items * Identifies and appropriately responds to adverse reactions such as fainting, nausea, vomiting, convulsions, and arrests * Perform 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: 3:30pm to 12:00 midnight, weekdays, weekends and holidays as needed. Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None * Job family (Series) 0645 Medical Technician Similar jobs * Medical Laboratory Technicians * Phlebotomy Technicians * Technicians, Medical Laboratory * Technicians, Phlebotomy * Requirements Help 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. To qualify for this position, you must meet one of the following: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) full year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level, that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. 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 position to be filled. At this level, specialized experience should include experience performing a variety of relatively standardized tests, examinations, and determinations. The procedures and techniques are well-established but involve many meticulous sequential steps to complete a test; and following written procedures which give carefully detailed instructions on each step of the assigned test and examinations.-OR- EDUCATION: 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. (Transcripts must be submitted at time of application) -OR- COMBINATION: Equivalent combinations of post-high school educationand specialized experience, as described above. Note: only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l year of specialized experience. (Transcripts must be submitted at time of application) This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. * The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience performing phlebotomy/blood draws on human patients. 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.

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