Clinical Laboratory Scientist

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Employer
Department of Defense
Location
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 19, 2021
Closes
Jul 31, 2021
Ref
2326754323
Discipline
Land Management
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
* Duties Help Duties Summary About the Position: Position is located in the Department of Pathology/Area Lab Services, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston Texas, performing a variety of procedures including complex analyses and low-frequency procedures; evaluating abnormal results; using and maintaining equipment; and setting up and monitoring quality controls. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Perform a variety of laboratory procedures including complex analyses and low-frequency procedures. * Evaluate, annotate and report normal and abnormal laboratory test results, recording results through a variety of laboratory computer systems. * Utilize and maintain laboratory equipment, set up and monitor quality controls using established protocols. * Responsible for assisting in updating procedure manuals, perform inventory, rotate stock and maintain necessary records. Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None * Job family (Series) 0644 Clinical Laboratory Science Similar jobs * Clinical Laboratory Technologists * Clinical Laboratory Technologists And Technicians * Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technologists * Medical Laboratory Technologists * Technologists, Clinical Laboratory * Technologists, Medical Laboratory * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. * A medical examination is required. If selected, satisfactory completion of a medical examination is required before assignment to the position. * Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position. * Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements. This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. * This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. * This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations. Employee shifts are rotated on a regularly scheduled basis. * This position requires the employee to use personal protective equipment provided by the employer. * This position is designated as essential during inclement weather conditions or other appropriate emergency conditions. Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * Current Department of Army Civilian Employees * Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army) * Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce * Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan * Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act * Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473 * Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer * Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible * Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible * Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and or experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Clinical Laboratory Scientist: A Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics, AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. OR A full 4-year course of study that included 12 months in a college or hospital-based medical technology program or medical technology school approved by a recognized accrediting organization. The professional medical technology curriculum may have consisted of a 1-year post- bachelor's certificate program or the last 1 or 2 years of a 4-year program of study culminating in a bachelor's in medical technology. OR A Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, AND five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, microbiology, Immunology and Urinalysis/Body Fluids. This combination of education and experience must have provided knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of medical technology equivalent to that provided by the full 4-year course of study described in A or B above. All science and mathematics courses must have been acceptable for credit toward meeting the requirements for a science major at an accredited college or university. Acceptable experience is responsible professional or technician experience in a hospital laboratory, health agency, industrial medical laboratory, or pharmaceutical house; or teaching, test development, or medical research program experience that provided an understanding of the methods and techniques applied in performing professional clinical laboratory work. Certification/licensure as a medical technologist (generalist) obtained through written examination by a nationally recognized credentialing agency or State licensing body is a good indication that the quality of experience is acceptable. Evaluation of Education and Experience: The four major areas of clinical laboratory science are microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, and immunohematology (blood banking). Qualifying course work in these areas includes bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, tissue culture, virology, parasitology, endocrinology, enzymology, toxicology, urinalysis, coagulation, hemostasis, cell morphology, immunology, serology, immunoserology, immuno-deficiency, hemolysis, histocompatibility, cyto-genetics, and similar disciplines or areas of laboratory practice. Related fields include physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, cell biology, embryology, pathology, genetics, pharmacology, histology, cytology, nuclear medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, infection control, physics, statistics, and similar areas of science where the work is directly related to the position to be filled. Exemption: You are exempt from the basic requirements above if you are a current federal employee occupying a position in the 0644 occupational series and have been continuously employed in this occupational series since September 27, 2017 or before. Note: You will be required to provide appropriate documentation to the respective Human Resources Office to validate your status. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirement listed below: Specialized Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe one year of specialized experience which includes experience establishing specimen collection, labeling, storage/preservation, and accessioning procedures; establishing procedures for the receipt, storage, and acceptance of reagents/controls/supplies; maintaining accreditation and regulatory requirements for laboratory testing; conducting periodic reviews of quality control, compliance with guidelines for the documentation/retention of patient results, compliance with training and competency assessment requirements. OR Education: Master's. or equivalent degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, and immunohematology (blood banking). OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. AND Certification: Certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Medical Technologist (AMT) or other board or registry deemed comparable by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (OASD(HA)) or their designee as a Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Lab Scientist (MLS) is required. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: * Clinical Analysis * Clinical Analysis and Judgement * Patient Intervention * Product Test and Evaluation * Specialty Integration Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-07). Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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