You will serve as a Supervisory Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the Laboratory Department of NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER-SAN DIEGO.
This announcement uses the Health Care expedited hiring authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
Appointment Type - Term - 4 years
You will serve as the primary supervisory medical technologist in the section.
You will develop and recommend policy and procedures for the procurement and service requirements for equipment and instrumentation.
You will train and evaluate the competency of a variety of staff members in the performance of laboratory testing procedures and reporting test results.
You will provide authoritative advice and consultation in quality control/assurance, records control, proficiency testing, inspection, and accreditation to all levels of the organization.
You will identify, define, and resolve issues associated with complex aspects of the data and ensure the validity of data in relation to the test systems.
You will provide consultation with program managers to identify testing needs and analyze emerging trends and technology.
You will identify, define, and resolve problems associated with unique or controversial aspects of the section where no direct precedent exists.
You will ensure compliance with infection control guidelines and practice universal precautions.
Travel Required - Not required
Relocation expenses reimbursed - Yes, You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
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.
You will be required to obtain and maintain a current Clinical Laboratory Personnel license.
You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
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 A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test.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(s) and immunizations.
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.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 4/4/2019. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 4/4/2019 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-11 grade level performing the following duties: evaluating compliance of quality controls, proficiency testing programs and College of American Pathologists (CAP) requirements; providing ongoing assessments, recommendations and performance improvement initiatives of laboratory services with definable benchmarks; evaluating new methods and/or quality controls that comply with accreditation requirements and regulatory procedures.
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. Failure to document possession of the selective placement factors in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.
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 Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist 0644 series position as of September 2017.
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
This is an obligated position. The former incumbent has return rights to this position under PL 86-585.
PCS will not be authorized.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive 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.
ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well qualified category or higher.
Background checks, security clearance and drug testing required.
Benefits: 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://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.
HOW TO APPLY! Please Go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/527525500 and follow the instructions under the "How to Apply" section.
You must apply through the link above by April 25, 2019. We are unable to accept applications from American Societyfor Clinical Laboratory Science or via email. Applications not submitted through the above link will not receive consideration.