Health Technician

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jun 14, 2017
Jun 28, 2017
Full Time

The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

About the Position:
This position is located with the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Director for Clinical Support, Department of Pathology, located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Incumbent will be utilized in both phlebotomy room and main laboratory processing areas. Incumbent can expect to accession laboratory orders, have direct patient contact while performing phlebotomy duties, troubleshoot issues with laboratory orders, ship and receive specimen, process and correctly route specimen to appropriate laboratory section or storage area. The work environment consists of an outpatient laboratory that serves approximately 6,000 patients monthly and a central processing area that processes approximately 70,000 specimens per month.

This position's work schedule includes 1st shift hours. Weekends and holidays will be on a rotational basis.

The work requires extensive periods of standing and walking, regular and recurring bending, lifting (less than 40 pounds), stooping, and stretching. The work requires contact with potentially biologically hazardous specimens (some of which may contain hepatitis or HIV) and occasionally works with hazardous chemicals, e.g. acids, caustic bases, and formalin used as preservatives. There is frequent contact with patients with undiagnosed illnesses and the employee has the potential to be exposed to communicable diseases. Employee are required to use protective equipment such as gloves, lab coats, goggles, and masks as appropriate.

Phlebotomy certification or comparable certification is preferred.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

  • Not Required

  • No


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience includes obtaining venous and capillary blood specimens using appropriate collection measures (e.g., evacuated, syringe, venipuncture, dermal puncture); adhering to quality control procedures; and preparing specimens for testing (such as labeling, centrifugation, serum separation, freezing/refrigeration, etc.). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-05).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Applies Technology to Tasks
  • Oral Communication
  • Technical Competence

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 3 (T3) security clearance.
  • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.
  • This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious reasons.
  • This position requires you to satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical examination.
  • This position may require the incumbent to work on any day or shift, including PMs, nights, weekends, holidays, or on an "on call" basis, necessary to meet mission requirements.

Not Applicable

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