The Medical Technician serves in Laboratory Service, Department Veterans Affairs, Veteran Health Administration, VISN 19-Rocky Mountain Network, VAMC Salt Lake City, UT. The position performs Phlebotomy, specimen testing, storage, and shipping of specimens, as well as various clerical duties for Laboratory Service. The Medical Technician performs CLIA waived point of care testing. 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: "Having experience performing phlebotomy/blood draws on human patients." 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 to meet the requirements of this position. The English Language proficiency statement appears as a Selective Placement Factor on the Assessment Questionnaire. To qualify for this position at the GS-5 level, you must also meet one of the following: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-05: having one (1) year of specialized experience equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include: experience that may have been gained in (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. OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE GS-05: Successfully completed a four (4) year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least twenty-four (24) semester hours in subjects appropriate to the position being filled. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GS-05: having the equivalent combinations of creditable specialized experience and education as described in one (1) and two (2) above to meet the total experience requirements for the Medical Technician position. Combination of successfully completed post high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Computer SkillsCustomer Service (Clerical/Technical)Patient CareQuality AssuranceSpecimen 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/. ["***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 may not be limited to: Performs a variety of tasks such as specimen collection, processing and testing. Performs in this phase, basic clerical duties, accessing patient orders, specimen collection and processing for testing both within our laboratory and those referred to other laboratories will be the focus. Gains experience and training will progress into the testing arena beginning with basic test systems (classified as waived or moderate complexity by CLIA standards). Maintains the instrument, assure quality control is acceptable prior to reporting patient results. Identifies potential interfering factors and reviews patient results for acceptability and to identify significant/critical results requiring follow up. Protects data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion. Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc., as set out in a computer access agreement which the employee signs. Recognizes age and gender related reference ranges, for ensuring results are reported accordingly. Performs assessments for fragile veins and patient ages, and makes sure appropriate supplies are used. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm;\nRecruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized\nDESIGNATED 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.\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not Required."]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.