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Duties The Medical Technician in this position works in the processing and blood drawing sections of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Section directing the operations of subordinate Medical Technicians and Student Medical Laboratory Aids at the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital, Columbia, MO. Major duties and responsibilities include: Directs work flow and assigns tasks to staff; Assigns and monitors training for new employees; Communicates problems to supervisor regarding blood drawing and specimen processing; Communicates with lab staff regarding specimen collection processes and issues; Accepts specimens for testing; Centrifuges specimens for testing and follows laboratory procedures for correct handling of all specimens; Uses computer programs to investigate specimen collection and sample issues; Performs phlebotomy on patients according to established guidelines. Responsible for training phlebotomy to new employees. DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. Work Schedule: Full Time, Monday - Friday 6:00 am - 2:30 pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Travel Required Not Required Relocation Authorized No Job Requirements Job Requirements Key Requirements Must be aU S. citizen Subject to a background/security investigation Designated and/or random drug testing may be required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 May be required to serve a probationary period. Qualifications ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U. S. C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess one (1) or more years of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Medical Technician position. To be creditable, the experience must have been equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Qualifying experience may have been gained in (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 positions being filled. Specialized experience includes: Directing work flow and assigns tasks to staff; assigning and monitoring training for new employees; communicating problems to supervisor regarding blood drawing and specimen processing; communicating with lab staff regarding specimen collection processes and issues; accepting specimens for testing; centrifuge specimens for testing following laboratory procedures for correct handling of all specimens; using computer programs to investigate specimen collection and sample issues; and performing phlebotomy on patients according to established guidelines. OR Possess successfully completed four (4) year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. (Transcript Required) OR Possess an equivalent combination of creditable specialized experience and education as described above to meet the requirements for this position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. (Transcript Required) You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: MEDICAL INFORMATION TEACH OTHERS TECHNICAL COMPETENCE ORAL COMMUNICATION COMPUTER SKILLS SPECIMEN COLLECTION For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at opm. gov/qualifications. IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U. S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: ed. gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: ed. gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog. html. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

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