OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
This is an External announcement, Veteran's Preference will apply.
Agency and other Federal employees should apply using announcement CAZV-10105400-18H529-SC
Basic Requirements: -U.S. citizenship.
Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
-Education and/or Experience Combination.
Candidates must have either (1), (2), or (3) (1) 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 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 (2) 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 (3) A bachelor's degree from am accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology, 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one sources 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.
Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT.
Grade Determinations: GS-12 Experience.
Must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, which is related to the position to be filled.
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): 1. Ability to balance the administrative and clinical functions in order to coordinate and manage programs and resources.
2. Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes strategic and tactical program planning, coordination, interpretation, supervision, consultation, negotiation, problem solving, formulation of policy and guidelines and monitoring of laboratory programs.
3. Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, on technical information with a wide variety of individuals including senior VHA managers in the medical center, Veteran Integrates Service Network (VISN) level staff and VHA Central Office staff.
4. Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to the measurement and improvement of program effectiveness and/or organizational productivity.
5. Skill to develop new or modified work methods, organizational structures, records and files, management processes, staffing patterns, etc. 6. Knowledge of regulatory, licensing, and accrediting agency requirements, and statutes governing clinical laboratory operations used in planning, implementing and monitoring laboratory programs and services.
7. Skill in administrative management (e.g., budgeting, contracting, procurement and property management) in accordance with VHA regulations.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G24 VA Qualification Standard.
This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
United States Citizens