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
- 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
- Collects urine specimens and cultures in a manner that
preserves the integrity of sample.
- Prepares electronic requisitions for samples to be sent to the
- 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
- Responds positively and in a timely manner to customer requests
for service or information.
- Identifies patients and ensure proper sample procurement and
- Assesses patient condition before, during, and after
- Administers initial intervention in the event of an
- Sterilizes and autoclaves contaminated material according to
- 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
0645 Medical Technician
- Medical Laboratory Technicians
- Phlebotomy Technicians
- Technicians, Medical Laboratory
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
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement,
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)
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
- 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)
- 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
- 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: http://ope.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.
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