Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Lead Medical Technician in Tampa, Florida
Summary Lead Medical Technician will report to the New Port Richey Outpatient Clinic, Outpatient Phlebotomy or Main Laboratory Reception Section of the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS), assigned to the duty of leading and coordination up to three or more full time Medical Technicians GS-5. Responsibilities Lead Medical Technician must be available to work various shifts assigned and may be assigned to rotate evenings, nights, and weekend shifts and have rotating days off during staff shortage dependent on service needs. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to: Process, compile, record, and report lab tests and/or collection information. Promptly collect specimens, correctly distribute samples, and make lab test results available per orders. Look up and accept patient orders in hospital database and process them in order according to their appointment times. Utilize computer system to label collection tubes and verify correct collection samples for all tests ordered. Perform phlebotomy by venipuncture on patients in patient wards, nursing home facilities, and outpatient labs. Give patients, providers, and family caregivers correct instructions on proper preparation and test collection. Ensure adequate sample testing such as adequate volume, correct storage and packing, and verify they are free from contaminates. Follow established processing guidelines for laboratory testing. Interpret and respond to provider's orders in an accurate and timely manner. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (May vary depending on workload and service needs) Telework: Ineligible Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Lead Medical Technician/PD05197A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/04/2021. 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-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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 as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Working knowledge of the methods, techniques, and practices appropriate to medical technology and their practical application to clinical laboratory work, calibrating and operating analytical instruments; performs laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings; or technical support work in a closely related field, e.g., biological laboratory technician work, that required application of the methods and techniques of the position. Performing venipuncture procedures in the clinic for emergent draws, venipuncture procedures performed in the clinics involving blood from a patient wards, nursing home facilities, and outpatient labs. Collect drug test specimens. Evaluate the adequacy and validity of specimens and processing. Provides on the job training to new employees in accordance with established procedures and practices. Instructs employees in specific tasks and job techniques and makes available written instructions, reference material and supplies. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Attention to DetailComputer SkillsInfection ControlSpecimen CollectionStandardsVeteran and Customer Focus 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 walking, standing, or carrying items to and from the stock room to the phlebotomy areas. The work also requires bending over patients while performing phlebotomy and may require lifting form 30 to 50 pounds. 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 There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Additional Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. 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. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.