Medical Technologist - CC - DE

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 13, 2017
Closes
Jul 18, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world.  Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation.  For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visitNIH Overview

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites candidates with strong clinical, leadership, managerial and scientific credentials to apply for Medical Technologist positions in NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD. 

The Department of Laboratory Medicine (DLM) and the Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) are currently seeking Medical Technologists in their respective departments.

The DLM and the DTM are located in the NIH Clinical Center, the largest hospital in the world totally dedicated to translational clinical research with an extensive portfolio of innovative research protocols.  

The DLM is seeking Technologists in one of its department services (Chemistry, Hematology or Microbiology). The ideal candidates will possess a knowledge of the principles, theories, and accepted practices of clinical laboratory sciences as they relate to the testing of human blood, bodily fluid, and solid tissues; experience performing specialized and complex tests in the area of chemistry; excellent organizational and communication skills; quality driven work ethics.

The DTM is seeking Technologists for its Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Services and/or Cell Processing Sections. The ideal candidates will possess knowledge of the principles, theories, and accepted practices of clinical laboratory sciences as they relate to the testing of human blood; experience performing specialized and complex tests in the areas of serologic and molecular disease assays, blood banking, flow cytometry, stem cell immunology or tissue culture; and excellent organizational and communication skills with quality driven work ethics. 


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Emergency Essential Position.
  • Pre-employment physical may be required.
  • Basic Education Requirements for this position:

    A degree in medical technology, chemistry, or biology that included or was supplemented by at least: 16 semester hours of biological science of which one course was in microbiology and one course was in immunology; AND 16 semester hours of chemistry of which one course was in organic or biochemistry; AND 3 semester hours of college mathematics.
    OR
    A full 4-year course of study that included or was supplemented by at least 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-baccalaureate 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 combination of (1) at least 35 semester hours of biological science, chemistry, and mathematics as described in paragraph A above and (2) additional appropriate education and/or experience totaling 4 years. This combination of education and experience must have provided knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of medical technology equivalent to that provided by the full 4-year course of study described in A or B above. 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. 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.

    Additional qualifications:

    To qualify for the GS-09 level:
    Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree that is directly related to the duties of this position.
    OR
    A combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
    OR
    You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS- 07 level in the Federal Government. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 

    Examples of qualifying experience include performing the following types of tasks:  under the guidance of a senior medical technologist: assisting in procedures associated with complex clinical diagnostic testing such as RNA extractions, PCR techniques, and complex immunoassays, and evaluating test results; assisting with activities associated with quality control and quality assurance.

    To qualify for the GS-11 level:
    Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field.
    OR
    A combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
    OR
    You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS- 09 level in the Federal Government. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 

    Examples of qualifying experience include: performing complex clinical diagnostic testing such as RNA extractions, PCR techniques, and complex immunoassays, and evaluating test results; investigating testing discrepancies; monitoring Quality control and Quality Assurance activities and performing validation studies.

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    This position has an education requirement.  You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package.  Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.  Click here for information on Foreign Education .

    Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

    Q - Sensitive


    DUTIES:

    If selected for this position at the GS-11 level, you will perform the following duties:

    ·Performs laboratory testing (pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases) in accordance with regulatory and accrediting agency requirements.

    ·Performs quality assurance and lab safety functions.

    · Participates in the development, evaluation and implementation of new test methodologies,

    · Performs administrative and operational support duties such as: coordinating or monitoring contract services such as for referred testing; assessing needs, planning for and implementing improvement programs in laboratories;  coordinating laboratory activities to minimize duplication of services and to ensure utilization of total laboratory resources available; selecting equipment to purchase; and, creating and updating written standard operating procedures.

    · Participates in training activities.

    If you are selected at the GS-09 level, you will essentially perform the same duties as those at the full performance level described above, however, duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.