Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Lead Health Technician (Springfield MO CBOC) in Springfield, Missouri

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Summary

Lead Health Technician (Phlebotomist) assigned to oversee phlebotomy support for outpatients. In addition to performing phlebotomy, accessioning specimens, and performing other procedures necessary to ensure appropriate specimen receipt, handling, and processing to ensure accurate and reliable results, the incumbent is responsible for the coordination of work between the various work stations and the smooth transition of personnel between the work stations.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent serves in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service at one of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). The position is that of a Lead Health Technician (Phlebotomist) assigned to oversee phlebotomy support for outpatients. Additionally, the incumbent will assist the CBOC Laboratory Manager in completing necessary competency training and evaluation and may also be required to perform point of care testing when requested. Responsibilities also include assisting in writing and revising standard operating procedures relative to job performance and trains new employees in specimen collection and phlebotomy.

Lead Health Technician (Phlebotomist) is responsible for, but not limited to, performing the following duties:

  • Draws blood from outpatients for requested laboratory tests.
  • Adheres to safety, infection control, and universal precautions at all times while drawing blood.
  • Collecting timed specimens such as growth hormone, peak and trough drug levels, glucose and lactose tolerance specimen.
  • Proper collection of blood cultures including appropriate patient care before and after the specimen is obtained.
  • Instructs patients in proper sterile midstream urine collection, 24 hour urine collection
  • Receives all requests for testing into the laboratory.
  • Accepts or enters all requests into the hospital computer system.
  • Receives all samples for testing into the laboratory.
  • Packages and ships specimens for off-station testing.
  • Properly make and/or stain blood slides for differential testing.
  • Prepares referral specimens for shipment to the appropriate reference laboratory.
  • Maintains the work area to be neat, clean, and well stocked.
  • Assigns staff to work areas to achieve optimum patient care
  • Provides guidance and support to phlebotomy staff Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0700-1530 or 0800 - 1630, may work an occasional weekend in support of clinic operations Position Description Title/PD#:Lead Health Technician 564-2510-A Physical Requirements: The work requires some physical exertion, such as regular and recurring long periods of standing, walking, bending and lifting. The work may require the incumbent to assist in the lifting of equipment or patients. The nature of the job requires the incumbent to have above average dexterity in the performance of the daily job. In many situations, the duration of the activity (such as most of a workday) contributes to the arduous nature of the job
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

6

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0640 Health Aid And Technician

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • May serve a probationary period.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-Grade Restriction -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. For this vacancy, applicants must have held grade GS-5 for at least one year to be eligible for the GS-6 grade level of this position. The grade must have been held in the Federal service but may have been in any occupation. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Specialized Experience - Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized experience is defined as: experience in an audiology clinic, medical office or hospital, capable of cleaning and repairing hearing devices, and capable of maintaining patient records; and interviewing and explaining information to patients and families. There is no educational substitution for the GS-06 grade level.

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.

Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

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

Alternate Application:**If you are unable to apply online view the following Alternate Application Information instructions at https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=AlternateApplicationInformation

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Applicants will be referred in alphabetical order.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

Documents Accepted:

  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Documents Required:

  • Resume

Resume or CV: Your resume/CV must have the following information for each position you have held: job title, duties, dates of employment including month and year (start/end dates), and full time or part-time status with the number of hours worked each week. (required)

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference:Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online.Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/22/2018 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Onlineto create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answersto submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Statuslink and then select the More Informationlink for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Applicationin the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Jason Nelson
Phone

479-443-4301 X65181

Email

Jason.Nelson2@va.gov

Address

Fayetteville AR VA Medical Center 1100 North College Avenue Fayetteville, AR 72703 US

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Next steps

After the vacancy announcement closes, applicants are evaluated to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506697800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 08/02/2018 to 08/22/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 6

Salary: $37,223 to $48,385 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time