Medical Technologist GS-0644-7/9 - Red Lake Hospital
Job Title:Medical Technologist GS-0644-7/9 (RL9834)(ESEP/MP)
Department:Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:Indian Health Service
Job Announcement Number:IHS-12-BJ-564537-ESEP/MP
$41,910.00 to $62,338.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 to Thursday, December 01, 2011
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy(s) - Red Lake, MNView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP); Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP); Veteran's Preference Candidates; Commissioned Officers.
Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.
The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
"RE-ADVERTISEMENT"-- Due to a system upgrade we are re-announcing the vacancy “IHS-12-BJ-564537 -ESEP/MP”. IF you applied under “IHS-11-BJ-492741-ESEP/MP” You WILL NEED to “RE-APPLY” under this new announcement number.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS),PHS Indian Health Hospital, Laboratory Department, Red Lake, Minnesota.
Red Lake, MN 1 vacancy
Salary range: $41,910.00- $62,338.00 ( Annually)
Promotion potential: GS-9
Merit Promotion Position: Yes
Travel Required: Yes--Occasional travel may be required with this position.
Supervisory/Managerial Position: No
Relocation Expenses Paid: Yes-- Travel & Relocation WILL BE Paid, expenses will be paid in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee.
Is drug testing required? No
Is government housing available? No
Is this a bargaining unit position? No
Tour of duty (Work Schedule)? Full Time / Permanent
This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service. delete this item if not applicable to the position
Who may apply section
Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP)
Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)
Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)
Commissioned Corps Candidates
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MUST be a US Citizen.
Position subject to background investigation.
Uniform Allowance is Authorized for this position
As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
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Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.
DUTIES: This position serves as a Medical Technologist at the Red Lake IHS Hospital in Red Lake, Minnesota. The purpose if this position is to perform a variety of procedures including complex analyses, using and maintaining equipment and setting up monitoring quality controls.
· Evaluates requested procedures to determine the suitability of specimen for analysis, requesting new specimen if determined to be unstable.
· Prepares specimens for analysis, insuring that the physiologic state of the properties is maintained.
· Obtains analytical data (e.g., color and points, digital read outs, tracings, patterns, agglutination, etc.).
· Verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control.
· May instruct other laboratory scientists, medical technicians, nurses and others in techniques, equipment use, test slip requirements, etc.
· Identifies the cause of common problems and makes simple repairs.
· Professional knowledge of medical technology principles, concepts and methodology sufficient to perform a broad range of emergency tests, including complex and non-routine analysis.
· Knowledge and skill sufficient to use & maintain complicated instruments (e.g., spectrophotometer, automatic blood cell counters, automatic clinical analyzers, etc)
· Ability to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served.
· Requires regular recurrent standing to perform tests, walking between the different sections of the laboratory, reaching, bending, to obtain supplies and operated instruments; Occasionally lifts 30/40 lbs containers of liquid reagents.
· Writes laboratory reports (identifying samples & stating methods & results); and reports results to appropriate individuals.
· Performs other position related duties as assigned.
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1. 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 micro biology 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;"
· 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Candidates for positions involving highly technical research, development, or similarly complex scientific functions must have completed the full 4-year course of study described in A or B above.
GS-7: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-5 grade level; OR, One (1) year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement.
GS-9: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7 grade level .; OR, Two (2) 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
FOR GS-7: Performing routine tests in a clinical laboratory; identifying direct causes (technical or instrumental) of problems and making corrections by using prescribed criteria which specify alternatives from which decisions may be made; checking the validity of results using preset interrelations of tests; using and monitoring quality control procedures within predetermined parameters; etc.
FOR GS-9: Performing duties such as planning and carrying out a diagnostic testing program providing microbiology, hematology, chemistry, and urinalysis, serology, and paristology services or performing a variety of procedures including complex analyses and infrequently requested tests; evaluating abnormal results; using and maintaining equipment; and setting up and monitoring quality controls.
Your education MAY be used to substitute specific work requirements/experience. Your education and work experience MAY be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position. IF selected and you are qualified based on education you MUST provide an official transcript. (SEE QUALIFICATIONS)
You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Thursday, December 01, 2011
As per the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan: Current employees and eligible applicants are considered under merit promotion only, unless they provide an appropriate Standard Form (SF)-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," and indicate under which plan they are applying. Please indicate on your resume and during the online assessment process which hiring plan you want to be considered under: Merit Promotion and/or the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan. See firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following:
· Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
· Reasoning: Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
· Reading: Understands and interprets written materials; including technical materials, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts, graphs, and/or tables. Applies what is learned from written material to specific situations.
· Applies Technology to Tasks: Selects and understands procedures, machines, or tools that will produce the desired results; identifies or solves problems in machines, computers, or other technologies as they are related to performing tasks.
· Interpersonal Skills: Show understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
· Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative; effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
If found qualified, your score will range from 70-100 points (not including points that may be assigned for Veterans' Preference). We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. You will be deemed well qualified if you score 85 and above.
For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.
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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits .
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:
Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions. However if there are no qualified Indian Preference candidates on the Certificate the vacancy must be reannounced.
Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Promotion Potential: This position has promotion potential to the GS-09 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management’s discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.
After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position.
The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
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HOW TO APPLY:
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:
Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)
Option A: Online application process (USAJOBS to Application Manager) the preferred method to receive automatic updates on your application status.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on this page to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/
Your Application Package status must be Complete by, Thursday, December 01, 2011, the closing date of this announcement.
Option B: Fax
If it is not possible for you to use the USAJOBS Account to Application Manager Account online application process (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.
Follow these steps:
Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire. You can obtain the OPM1203fx form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.
If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.
Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:
Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number 564537
Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name
Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.
PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.
Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.
IF you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, PLEASE NOTIFY: The Human Resources Office, Mr. Troy Bad Moccasin, HR. Staffing Officer, PHONE: 605-226-7217, E-MAIL: email@example.com. "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."
You MUST provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above. IF any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:
___Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes hours worked per week, month and year of employment.
____Indian Preference applicants If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA-4432 (expiration date: October 31, 2011), "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." The current form (expiration date: October 31, 2011) does not need to be used if an older Form BIA-4432 is submitted with a signature that predates the expiration date on the form. Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA official of tribal enrollment records, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you posses one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA form 4432. Please contact your tribal enrollment officer or your local BIA Office for your most current form.)
____Responses to Assessment Questionnaire.
Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under Miscellaneous: such as performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation, SF-50. Suggest documents submitted are job-related and current.
NOTE: If selected, applicant may be required to submit additional documents to confirm their submitted application has met the position’s educational and eligibility requirements (if any). These materials could include official transcripts, copy of license or certification, the Child Care Addendum Form, and/or veteran’s preference documentation, all of which are now a part of the pre-appointment process. This means the tentative job offer would be contingent upon receipt of these materials within a 24 hour time frame or offer is subject to withdrawal.
IN ADDITION: All information provided by the candidate will be verified. Reference checks will be conducted from current and past supervisors on tentative selectee.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Indian Health Service HR Center
Federal Building Room 309
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
First notification: Once the online questionnaire and resume are received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successfully received. Receipt of this email does not confirm receipt of the other required document(s): copy of your license or completed OF-306 Addendum form.
We will review your résumé and required supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification & eligibility requirements. This position is covered under Public Law 101-630 Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act. As part of our review we will adjudicate your completed OF-306 Addendum form (see Required Documents Section).
Second notification: You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.
Additional notifications: for those referred to the hiring manager. We will keep you updated on the status using the online alert system. When a tentative offer is made, the selectee must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. The "tentative" new employee will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.
You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to drive status updates notification for applicants. You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied.