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MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST – ADVANCED STAFF – Fort Harrison, Montana
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 557846 Start Date: 01/04/2022 End Date: 01/27/2022
Summary of Qualifications
Applicants awaiting completion of education or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively screened, but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA policy. English Proficiency: Must be fluent in spoken and written English. Combination of Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science, or a related science (for example, laboratory science such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.). AND Completion of a clinical practice program in medical technology. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Bureau Accreditation of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional course may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year study program culminating in a bachelor’s degree. OR A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 16 semester hours of biological sciences (with a course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with a course in organic chemistry or biochemistry), and a course in mathematics, AND Two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood bank, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the past ten years as a certified medical laboratory technician the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT). This experience must include performing tests of moderate and/or high complexity in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience that corresponds to the categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. OR A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 16 semester hours of biological sciences (with a course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with a course in organic chemistry or biochemistry), and a course in mathematics, AND Five years of education Clinical laboratory experience within the past ten years performing tests of moderate and/or high complexity in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience corresponding to categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. Foreign Graduates: Graduates of foreign baccalaureate programs meet the education and/or experience requirements if the degree is deemed equivalent to NAACLS-recognized degree programs or clinical laboratory experience as described above -above. This finding may be based on any of the following: A letter from a college or university offering a NAACLS-recognized bachelor’s degree program stating that the individual’s foreign credential has been assessed and judged equivalent to his bachelor’s degree in medical technology. A letter from the ASCP-BOC or AMT indicating that the person is eligible to take the certification exam. Certification: Applicants must currently hold the appropriate certification as an MT, MLS, or CLS issued by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT. Determination of the mark: Experience GS-10. Must have 1 year of valid experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, which is directly related to the position to be filled. GS10 Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA). In addition to the above experience, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: a. In-depth knowledge and skill in applying a wide range of domain concepts, principles and methodologies to execute advanced techniques.
b. Ability to modify or adapt established methods, procedures or techniques to solve difficult or complex problems.
vs. Knowledge of the application of laboratory regulatory requirements.
D. Ability to provide or coordinate staff development and training. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/72, PART II, APPENDIX G24 The full performance level for this vacancy is a GS-10. Physical Requirements: Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified persons with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must have good manual dexterity. Must be able to express or exchange ideas using spoken and written words. Must be able to view and read information on computer screens.
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