You will serve as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the Laboratory/Clinical Pathology Department of NAVMEDCEN PORTSMOUTH VA.
This announcement uses the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of the Defense to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service
You will assist in evaluating new test procedures and performing specialized studies including establishing constituent normal ranges, comparison and correlation studies for Core Laboratory.
You will maintain quality control on tests and procedures; review test findings obtained by personnel.
You will perform evaluation of Quality Control exceptions and troubleshoot with corrective actions to prevent patient care delays.
You will assure compliance with professional and departmental standards, policies and procedures, and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies through periodic inspections and observation of personnel practices.
Travel Required - Not required
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination and immunizations against influenza and other communicable diseases.
You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
You must obtain and maintain a BLS Healthcare Providers Certification.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 6/3/2020. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 6/3/2020 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of clinical laboratory experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a professional Clinical Laboratory Scientist; or I have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in clinical laboratory science. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Evaluates new test kits/procedures; Maintain quality control on tests and procedures; check validity and accuracy of test results; perform evaluation of Quality Control exceptions and troubleshoot with corrective actions to prevent patient care delays; perform review of all manual records, temperature and maintenance logs for accuracy reporting and CAP compliance; stock supplies and tagged all incoming reagents to ensure rotation and usage is maintained to prevent waste and expiring consumables; evaluate performance and initiate, recommend and effect measures to improve services and quality of current methodologies.
This position has selective placement factors that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factors are:
You must be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT) or other board of registry deemed comparable by the Center for Clinical Laboratory Medicine (CCLM) as a medical technologist (MT) or medical laboratory scientist (MLS); or be a commissioned laboratory officer in the Military Services, and have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; and have at least 3 years of laboratory experience in high complexity testing and be certified by the ASCP, AMT or other board of registry deemed comparable by CCLM as an MT or MLS; AND
Meet minimal conditions to be certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program in accordance with 42 CFR 493.1461.
Must possess a Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification. Failure to possess this certification will result in an ineligible rating. Possession of the factor must be verifiable via your resume or support documents.
Failure to document possession of the selective placement factors in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:
A Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry, and mathematics; AND have successfully completed a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time my degree was obtained. OR
Successfully completed a full 4-year course of study that included 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- bachelor's certificate program or the last 1 or 2 years of a 4-year program of study culminating in a bachelor's in medical technology. OR
Have successfully completed a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics. (Note - 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.) AND have five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, microbiology, Immunology and Urinalysis/Body Fluids. (Note - 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.) OR
Are currently a federal employee assigned to a Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist 0644 series position as of September 2017.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying.
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
Background checks, security clearance and drug testing required.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Please visit: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx to learn more. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
You must apply through the link above by June 24, 2020. We are unable to accept applications from American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science or via email. Applications not submitted through the above link will not receive consideration.