These positions are Medical Technician, Phlebotomy positions with Pathology and Laboratory Department at VA Maine in Augusta, ME. Recruitment Incentives have been authorized for highly qualified, eligible applicants to the FULL TIME positions. Intermittent positions are not authorized Recruitment Incentive. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship. Education and/or Experience Combination: Specialized Experience For positions at GS-4 and above: (a) Technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings or (b) 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. OR For GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects appropriate to the position to be filled. TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE PROVIDED IF USING EDUCATION FOR QUALIFICATION Physical Requirements: The work requires some physical exertion, such as regular and recurring standing, walking, repetitive motion, bending or lifting up to 40 lbs. In many situations, the duration of the activity (such as most of a workday) contributes to the arduous nature of the job. There may be special requirements for agility or dexterity such as exceptional hand/eye coordination and use of both arms. Must have color vision. ["THIS OPEN & CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT (OCA) ESTABLISHES A STANDING REGISTER OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS, which closes on March 13, 2023. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be on or about October 26, 2022 with subsequent reviews every other week as additional vacancies occur, or on an as-needed basis, until positions are filled. Please see the \"What To Expect Next\" area of the announcement which provides additional information on the referral process for this type of announcement. The Medical Technician, Phlebotomy duties include but are not limited to: Collects adequate and correct blood specimens by venipuncture or nucrotechnique. Phlebotomists' technician works from requisitions, computerized phlebotomy lists and instructions or other verbal requests to obtain and collect patient's blood. Is familiar with all urgencies and responds in a timely and appropriate manner (i.e., STAT, ASAP, and Routine). Performs data entry associated with phlebotomy. Follows departmental policies to correctly identify the patient before any blood specimen is drawn by checking patient ID bracelet and to correctly label all specimens draw at the site of collection. Duplicates computerized phlebotomy list is left on the Ward and informs nurse of any problems of any problems experienced. Adheres to blood borne pathogen stand and precautions and all phlebotomy safety policies, when performing phlebotomy. Delivers specimens to Laboratory in the most expedient manner and in the proper transport container. Starts glucose tolerance procedures and collects remaining specimens at required times. Draws other timed specimens as indicated. Picks up and delivers to the Laboratory a variety of clinical or anatomic specimens other than blood. Sorts and processes specimens received in central specimen receipt area of department in order of priority for best patient results and to meet turnaround time goals. Using problem solving skills identifies and corrects any problems arising with the received specimens. Handles relevant phone calls for the clinical and/or anatomic accessioning areas and where possible resolves whatever issues precipitated the telephone call based upon his/her knowledge and experience. Maintains orderly and timely flow of specimens to the technical areas throughout tour of duty. Maintains accurate and orderly operational and quality control logs, records and worksheets where required according to established department protocol. Assures that phlebotomy tray is adequately replenished as required. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Intermittent or Full Time (Multiple Tours) Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician - Phlebotomist/ 03452-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May Be Authorized for Eligible Full Time Appointees only. Intermittent positions are not eligible for Recruitment or Relocation incentives. Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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