Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Medical Technologist in Baltimore, Maryland

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Baltimore, MD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (5 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1824749

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Serves as a Supervisory Medical Technologist in the Hematology and Phlebotomy sections of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS;) for the Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care System. The incumbent performs and/or oversees the most complex procedures and solves the most difficult problems in Hematology, Coagulation, and Urinalysis, as well as serves as second line supervisor for the Phlebotomy area. He/she supervises GS-11 Medical Technologists, GS-9 Medical Technologists and GS-4 Medical Technicians and Health Technicians. The incumbent is also considered essential personnel.

He/she will take responsibility for the day-to-day supervision of the Sections, prepare work schedules and assign duties to subordinates to ensure efficient and timely performance of all hematology tests and procedures and collection of patient specimens. The Hematology Lab Supervisor is responsible for maintaining the lab and monitoring the quality control system according to CAP and JCAHO standards. When needed, the incumbent will work as a technologist and accomplish duties specifically assigned to the technologist in the Section supervised. He/she will ensure activities associated with process improvement, customer service, data driven decision making, or team driven change will be accomplished.

Performs other related duties as assigned, including training students and other personnel.

TOUR OF DUTY: This position is full time: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is not suitable for telework.

Functional Statement Title/#: Supervisory Medical Technologist / 000000

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must have certificate as MT, MLS or CLS given by the ASCP-BOR or AMT

BASIC REQUIREMENTS U.S. Citizenship:[Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy]. English Language Proficiency: Medical Technologist must be proficient in spoken and written English. Certification: Candidates must have either (1) or (2) below: (1)Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT.

(2)For positions up to the full performance level, candidates must currently possess the categorical or specialist technologist level certification from the certification agencies listed above, such as, but not limited to, chemistry (C/SC), hematology (H/SH), microbiology (M/SM), molecular biology (MB/SMB) and blood bank (BB/SBB). Technologists with categorical or specialist certifications may only perform duties within the area of the laboratory specific to their categorical certification (e. g., an individual with a chemistry (C) certification can only perform duties in chemistry).

Education and/or Experience Combination: A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.). AND A completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree. OR A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND Two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by 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 moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory. OR An Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND Five years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory.

Experience: 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.

Creditable Experience:

(1) Knowledge of Current Professional Laboratory Practice. For positions at or above the full performance level, the experience must have demonstrated the use of knowledge, skills and abilities as a MT and may be paid or non-paid employment.

(2) Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is equivalent to at least the next lower grade level and is directly related to the position being filled.

(3) Part-time Experience. Part-time experience as a MT is creditable according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a MT would receive 1 week of full-time credit for each 2 weeks of half-time work Grade Determinations: GS-12

Must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, which is directly related to the position to be filled.

In addition, you must demonstate the following Knowledges, Skills, and or Abilities: a. Knowledge of Federal and state laws and regulations, laboratory accrediting and regulatory requirements in order to develop new policies and guidelines, formulate plans and the ability to judge effectiveness of the operation.

b. Knowledge of laboratory quality management procedures and principles sufficient to establish and monitor a laboratory quality management program and/or education and training of laboratory staff.

c. Knowledge of, and ability to, provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; selection of staff; recommendation of awards, advancements, and disciplinary actions.

d. Ability to analyze organizational, technical and administrative problems to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient overall laboratory operation.

e. Skill in interpersonal relations and conflict resolution to deal with employees, team leaders and managers.

f. Ability to manage fiscal matters, forecast resource and equipment needs and administer the allocated budget.

g. Ability to set short and/or long term goals for the section and conduct studies on technical and administrative problems, including personnel shortages, organizational structure, new technology, etc

References: VA Handbook 5005/72, Part II, Appendix G24, Medical Technologist, dated: May 12, 2014, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard, Medical Technologist

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: 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.

Physical Requirements:It is VA policy to ensure that all selected applicants and employed personnel are physically, mentally and emotionally fit to perform the duties of the position to which assigned. A pre-placement physical examination is required for all full-time, part-time and intermittent employees identified by VA Directive and Handbook 5019. The pre-placement physical examination shall be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness for candidates for appointment in VA. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $77,490.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0644-12/12

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and current permanent Federal employees of other agencies.

Control Number: 453301100

Job Announcement Number: H17-002-DB-1824749