This position serves as the Health Technician and will be assigned to perform phlebotomy and specimen processing for the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (V ASNHS). To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Health Aid and Technician Series, 0640 Individual Occupational Requirements: Specialized Experience: Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. OR, Education and Training for GS-5: 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 directly related to the position. AND GS-05 grade level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the federal service; experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: Knowledge of guidelines related to Phlebotomy Procedures. Knowledge of Phlebotomy as related to specimen procurement and handling procedures. Knowledge and skill required monitoring patient's physical and psychological response to the procedure. Knowledge and skill in Standard Precautions, Infection Control principles and guidelines, asepsis and management of contaminated specimens, to prevent cross-contamination. Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the structures involved in blood drawing, ie., veins, nerves, skin, etc. Knowledge and skills to use electronic medical records or other medical center computer program for retrieving patient information. Knowledge and skill in transporting patients to ensure their safety. Knowledge of interpersonal skills to maintain good working relationship with a variety of professional staff, non-professional staff, patients, and their families. Knowledge of current laboratory specimen regulations/requirements. Knowledge of point of care testing procedures. For example, whole blood glucose testing and occult blood testing. OR Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-05 level. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation (TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE PROVIDED). OR Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-05 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-05 For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. 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. ["Primary Duties for this position includes but is not limited to: Perform and provide a wide variety of supportive skills in specimen collection, specimen receiving from hospital and outpatient PCC, specimen verification, and specimen handling, sorting, separation, sets up and ready to load specimen for testing. Conducts on the job training of employees who need skill development or enhancement. Provides orientation/training in performance of phlebotomy and test procedures with the information and experience required to understand underlying disease processes and inform the healthcare provider if unable to obtain. Recognizes abnormalities and brings them to the attention of the appropriate Medical/Health Care Provider Establishes and maintains effective interpersonal skills with patients, families, and all Medical Center employees. Provides general c1erical and administrative support for the department through scheduling of appointments and other tests and referrals. Knowledge of medical terminology, symbols, abbreviations, laboratory tests, and diagnostic test preps for laboratory tests Assists patients, visitors, and other requesting information guidance or referral for special assistance Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Schedule may vary with service needs. Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician/01582-A Physical Requirements: The work requires extensive and recurring physical exertion such as standing for extended periods of time, bending, standing, lifting, walking, stooping, and stretching. The work requires duty on weekends, holidays, and nights when so assigned. This position is also considered high risk because of the constant exposure to blood and fluid products, sharps and chemicals."]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.