The incumbent is a team member of the VA Central California Healthcare System, Primary Care Service and is assigned to the Tulare Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). The incumbent is directly responsible for the clinical laboratory/phlebotomy services at the CBOC. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/29/2023. 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 and/or education as described below: Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR): Is a Basic Requirement Specialized experience in technical medical laboratory support work such as performing 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 for the position to be filled. In addition to meeting the IOR, an applicant MUST also meet the Minimum Qualification: 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: Performing venipunctures Specimen processing (centrifuging/aliquoting specimens) Training laboratory/hospital staff in specimen collection and processing Performing waived and/or moderate complex testing Maintaining appropriate inventory levels for phlebotomy/specimen processing supplies Familiarity with laboratory regulations You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Administration and Management Patient Care Specimen Collection 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 incumbent must have the ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods. There must also be a high degree of eye - hand coordination when performing phlebotomy functions. 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/. ["Major duties include but are not limited to: Verifying, collecting, labeling, processing and testing lab specimens. Incumbent is also responsible for inventorying and ordering laboratory supplies with supply department at the VA Central California Healthcare System, Fresno facility. Incumbent will receive/interpret requests for procedures. Documenting patient complains and/or history of patient illness, communicating with Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) members, and any other repetitive procedures used to diagnose and treat medical conditions in a patient access/clinical flow setting. The incumbent will provide administrative coverage during a temporary absence of an assigned staff member or a critical need as assigned by supervisor. H/she will maintain workload data as needed and will submit to clinic manager when necessary. Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD02447A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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