***** This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. This announcement is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. Applicants will first be referred 15 calendar days after the opening date and periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. ****** This position is eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy. Approval, award amount and eligibility are determined after a complete review of the SLRP application. The full performance level for this position is the GS-09. A Medical Technologist at this level develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Testing procedures are performed on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques, and require a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimal technical supervision. The work performed is in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as bacteriology, chemistry (including endocrinology and toxicology), molecular biology, coagulation, flow cytometry, genetics, hematology, immunology, immunohematology (blood banking), mycology, parasitology, serology, urinalysis, and virology. Such positions include requirements to monitor quality control systems and measures; collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients; and provide education for laboratory and other healthcare professionals, and others in the medical center setting including the public. Work Schedule: Second shift (3:30pm-midnight) and third shift (midnight-8am). Will be required to work weekends and holidays. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
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