Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Posted on Aug 03, 2021 via USAJobs

Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Towaoc, CO  |  #medical #government


This Open Continuous Announcement allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being referred for consideration when vacancies occur.

Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for three months and may be used at any time during this period.

After 3 months, you must reapply to this announcement in order to be considered.

Contact the Albuquerque Area IHS Recruiter:nMichelle Aguilar BowsernPhone: 505-256-6731nEmail: To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; religious; spiritual; community; social).

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Education: A Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics, AND successful completion of 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 the degree was obtained.

OR 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 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, AND five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, microbiology, Immunology and Urinalysis/Body Fluids.

OR Current federal employee assigned to a position in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered having met the basic requirements for the position occupied.

Acceptable experience is responsible professional 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.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector.

GS-07 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level performing the following type of work: assisting Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist in preparing reagents; assisting with performance of routine laboratory tests; following procedures to ensure quality control; and using basic laboratory equipment and instruments.

GS-09 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level performing the following type of work: performing procedures of a routine and complex nature in all clinical laboratory sections; standardizing and/or calibrating section instruments; preparing reagents and controls; maintaining quality control; performing analysis which is reviewed by Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Supervisor; performing electronic standardization procedures for laboratory instrumentation function.

GS-10 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level performing the following type of work: processing patient samples and conducting analysis; performing instrument calibration standardization and preventive maintenance; maintaining section records; preparing reagents and verifying instruments are operating correctly; repeating unusual or unexpected test results; evaluating acceptable quality control means, standard deviation reference points and variation from the mean; and mentoring new graduates and/or intermediate clinical laboratory scientist co-workers.

Time In GradenFederal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level.

Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Deadline: 2021-12-31 (150 days left)
Salary: 46K-76K Per Year

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