More than 185 years ago, Navy Yard Pensacola became home to Navy Medicine's newest command. Today, the current Naval Hospital (NH) Pensacola, the sixth to be built in the area and the first outside of what is now Naval air Station Pensacola, is the second- oldest still-existing Navy Medicine command in the country.
Older than 26 U.S. states, Naval Hospital Pensacola is in its second century of service and is one of the oldest and most respected military medical facilities in the country. It continues to provide health care to over 150,000 beneficiaries in its main facility and 10 branch clinics in 5 states. To view more information about our facility please click on the following link: https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/pcola/Pages/default.aspx
This position is located in the Laboratory Services Department at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida. In this position you will supervise and conduct a variety of high and moderate complexity testing in the area of general chemistry; oversee the collection and processing of all specimens; and supervise the Medical Technologists, Medical Technicians, Health Technicians and rotating military personnel in the department.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. Section 1599c, title 10, United States Code provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements in health care occupations.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 1/5/2018. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 1/5/2018 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
Supervise Medical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Laboratory Technicians and Health Technicians in daily operations to ensure quality result reporting.
Write Standard Operating Procedure manuals and updates to keep current with College of American Pathologist (CAP) standards. Implement, direct and perform a wide variety of complex, specialized tests and procedures, as well as routine test procedures. Direct and evaluate procedures for defining Quality Control utilizing statistical methods.
Ensure compliance with established quality assurance program.
Plan, establish, direct, and assess preventive maintenance functions for all instrumentation and review recordkeeping.
Ensure adequate training for all staff in accordance with accreditation requirements.
Responsible for compliance with College of American Pathologists (CAP), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH), Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA), etc.
Conditions of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
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.
Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g. confidential/secret/top secret, etc) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. 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 is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Please Note: Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws.
A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
Must be able to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
Work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as bending, lifting and occasional standing for long periods of time.
Selectee(s) must meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
Selectee must possess or affirm to obtain and maintain a current a Clinical Laboratory Personnel License from the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel.
Positions that are supervisory/ managerial require that first time supervisors/managers complete a one-year trial/probationary period if not previously completed in a competitive or other excepted service position.
Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. The selectee will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
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.)
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 OR have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: verify organization's quality control and testing procedures comply with accreditation requirements; perform, monitor and evaluate a wide variety of complex and specialized tests in chemistry; coordinate laboratory activities to minimize duplication of services; plan preventive maintenance functions for all instrumentation; participate in developing new procedures for quality control, data processing, workload reporting and other laboratory operations; assist in coordination of the workload, identifying training needs and competency assessment of laboratory personnel. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.
This position has selective placement factors that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factors are: 1) 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 2) 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
HOW TO APPLY: Please Go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/487237200 and follow the instructions under the "How to Apply" section.
You must apply through the link above. We are unable to accept applications from American Association of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or via email. Applications not submitted through the above link will not receive consideration.
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