Medical Technologist - CC- DE

Washington D.C.
Aug 18, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
Full Time

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The Department of Laboratory Medicine (DLM), Clinical Center (CC), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH),is currently seeking Medical Technologist to serve as a technical authority within the Department, the Clinical Center and other Institutes within the NIH on coagulation diagnostic testing and provides consultation as required.

The DLM offers laboratory diagnostic support in the areas of Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology and Microbiology as well as Phlebotomy Services. DLM is a full service laboratory and serves as the clinical laboratory for all in-patient and out-patient testing for the Clinical Center.

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  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Pre medical screening may be required.
  • Emergency Essential Employee
  • 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.


    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.


    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.



    You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 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 specialized experience include performing the following types of tasks in a research facility; conducting research testing in coagulation testing and disorders; developing new translational tests in coagulation testing and disorders; training others in the fundamentals of the coagulation system and methods of evaluation; providing consultation on coagulation diagnostic testing to others, etc.

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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.

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     As a Medical Technologist in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, you will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Serves as a senior technical investigator and  provides leadership of coagulation diagnostic testing in the DLM;
    • Independently plans, develops, implements and manages all experiments and protocols pertaining to coagulation testing studies as well as identifies,defines, and/or selects specific problems;
    • Serves as a technical authority  within the Department, the Clinical Center and other Institutes within the NIH on coagulation diagnostic testing and provides consultation to organizations throughout NIH;
    • Provides advice and training to new and current laboratory staff both in the department and when collaborating on the performance of tests.


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