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Medical Technician

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Murfreesboro
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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The Medical Technician will perform point-of-care testing, phlebotomy, accession specimens, and perform other procedures necessary to ensure appropriate specimen receipt, handling, and processing to ensure accurate, reliable laboratory results.

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Major duties and responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Performs blood collection using a variety of phlebotomy techniques including vacutainer systems, syringe, butterfly, and/or capillary finger sticks.
  • Collects blood specimens, using correct container and order of draw.
  • Collects urine specimens and cultures in a manner that preserves the integrity of sample.
  • Prepares electronic requisitions for samples to be sent to the reference laboratories.
  • Uses a computer to retrieve laboratory test information.
  • Performs computerized accessioning of patient specimens.
  • Provides education to patients for proper collection techniques of urine, stool, or other fluid collections.
  • Interacts with patients, visitors, staff, students, and volunteers in a courteous, helpful, tactful, respectful, and compassionate manner.
  • Responds positively and in a timely manner to customer requests for service or information.
  • Identifies patients and ensure proper sample procurement and specimen labeling.
  • Assesses patient condition before, during, and after procedures.
  • Administers initial intervention in the event of an emergency.
  • Sterilizes and autoclaves contaminated material according to safety policies.
  • Cleans glassware and other re-usuable items following established policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to all universal precautions, infection control, and safety regulations associated with phlebotomy.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday Day Shift (7:30am -4:00pm or 8:30am-5:00pm), Possible rotating weekends and holidays.

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD06501-A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0645 Medical Technician

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/11/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-05 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-04. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience performing phlebotomy/blood draws on human patients.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:GS-05:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-04 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: 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 position to be filled. At this level, specialized experience should include experience performing a variety of relatively standardized tests, examinations, and determinations. The procedures and techniques are well-established but involve many meticulous sequential steps to complete a test; and following written procedures which give carefully detailed instructions on each step of the assigned test and examinations OR,
  • Education: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects appropriate to the position to be filled. (Transcripts must be submitted at time of application) OR,
  • Combination: Equivalent combinations of post-high school education and specialized experience, as described above. Note: only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l year of specialized experience. (Transcripts must be submitted at time of application)

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Computer Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Patient Care
  • Quality Assurance
  • Specimen Collection

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work requires manual dexterity and recurring physical exertion such as standing for long periods of time, bending, reaching for supplies and lifting(up to 15lbs.).

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at


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: 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:

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Murfreesboro , Medical Technician, Other , Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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