U.S. Army Medical Command Medical Technologist in Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii
U.S. Army Medical Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Tripler Army Medical Center, HI
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (5 day(s) ago)
** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (4 day(s) away)
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Shortage Category and/or Critical Need Health Care Occupations.
About the Position:
This position is located at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.
Federal employees in Hawaii are currently entitled to receive a 12.25% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in addition to the base salary. This is subject to change.
Honolulu is where the timeless radiance of the islands meets the modern luxuries of today. Residents can hike down a lush mountainside, just minutes away from a soaring cityscape or feast at a luau under the stars one night, and dine at a five-star restaurant another. Located on Oahu, Honolulu is home to the majority of the states diverse population. Residents enjoy extensive shopping, medical, continuing education, and year-round recreation opportunities.
A certified Medical Technologist or Medical Laboratory Scientist through the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR), American Medical Technologists (AMT), or other equivalent agency is preferred.
Work schedule will include days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, and call backs. Work schedule may also require you to work every weekend.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
As a Medical Technologist in the Blood Banking Section, you will perform duties such as:
- Process specimens to determine whether specimen collection process including patient identification were performed appropriately, evaluate historical data, search and resolve discrepancies before continuing with processing specimens deemed acceptable using equipment, instruments, or techniques that are necessary for analysis; control physical conditions; and responds to time factors ensuring the physiologic state of the specimen is maintained.
- Apply quality control & quality assurance procedures and practices when performing reagent preparation and use equipment assembly and performance, instrument operation, and standardization of procedures to meet regulatory requirements.
- Perform a variety of blood donor and transfusion procedures including basic as well as complex analyses and infrequently requested tests requiring evaluative and critical thinking skills through resolution, calculates/evaluates results for a variety of complex tests such as blood typing (ABO/Rh), antibody screen, direct antiglobulin test, pre-transfusion studies, identification/determination of phenotypes and genotypes of patients and donors, special antibody studies of prenatal and chronically transfused patients, and/or special antibody studies of patients/donors presenting special problems.
- Perform donor screening and evaluation for acceptability; perform phlebotomy; recognize and respond to donor reactions; and care for donor after phlebotomy.
- Identify unusual results or discrepancies/conditions which cause erroneous results; take appropriate action to make corrections and solve problems; accept referrals of abnormal or unusual results; and advise on course of action to follow when results are unacceptable.
- Occasional Travel
- Up to 5% Business Travel required
- A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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.
A. Degree:medical technology, chemistry, or biology that included or was supplemented by at least: 16 semester hours of biological science of which one course was in microbiology and one course was in immunology. (NOTE: If there is no mention of immunology or immunobiology in the course title, the requirement for a course in immunology may be met by any course that covers the following topic areas: (1) definition and relationships of antigens and antibodies; (2) host-antigen interactions; (3) bursal and thymic influences on lymphoid cells; and (4) humoral and cellular response mechanisms.) The remaining biology courses must have been in general biology, zoology, or any of the areas listed below under "Evaluation of Education and Experience;" AND 16 semester hours of chemistry of which one course was in organic or biochemistry. The remaining chemistry courses must have been in general chemistry, qualitative analysis, qualitative chemistry, quantitative chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, or any of the areas listed below under "Evaluation of Education and Experience;" AND 3 semester hours of college mathematics.
B. At least a full 4-year course of study that included or was supplemented by at least 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-baccalaureate certificate program or the last 1 or 2 years of a 4-year program of study culminating in a bachelor's in medical technology.
C. A combination of (1) at least 35 semester hours of biological science, chemistry, and mathematics as described in paragraph A above and (2) additional appropriate education and/or experience totaling 4 years. 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.
Experience required: 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. To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: providing a full range of non-routine or specialized tests in blood banking; determining blood suitability for transfusion; and running quality controls on blood banking equipment and/or procedures. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-09: Successful completion of at least a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, that is directly related to the work of the position.
Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-09: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education in excess of 18 hours (total semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- Personnel Security Investigation required.
- This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
- This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
- A pre-placement medical examination is required.
What To Expect Next
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.
- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 53 position.
Salary Range: $55,730.00 to $70,731.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0644-09/09
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453603500
Job Announcement Number: NCMD165120501827251EM