Lead Medical Technologist - CC - DE

Washington D.C.
Aug 18, 2017
Aug 24, 2017
Full Time

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 The Department of Laboratory Medicine is currently seeking (2) Lead Medical Technologists.  The ideal candidates will function as a Lead Medical Technologist (Team Leader) who can demonstrate strong communication skills, personnel management, excellent organizational skills, and a quality-driven work ethic and has extensive knowledge of coagulation/special coagulation, MT(ASCP) or  Histology/IHC, HTL(ASCP).

TOUR: 8:00am through 4:30pm from Monday through Friday

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  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Emergency Essential Position
  • Pre employment physical may be required.
  • Minimum Education Requirements: 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. AND  Qualifications Requirement:   You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 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 assigning work duties to team members, monitoring and reporting on the status and progress of work and reviewing completed work; serving as coach and facilitator in coordinating team initiatives; devising new methods and modifying existing procedures; performing non-standard tests and examinations


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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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    The duties of a Lead Medical Technologist (Hematology) include, but are not limited to, the following:

    ·        Assist with the daily operations of a full service hematology clinical laboratory;

    ·        Managing and maintaining inventory, writing SOPs and dealing with vendors;

    ·        Serve as coach and facilitator in coordinating team initiatives (effective leader and team-builder), and appropriate problem solving methods and techniques;

    ·        Facilitate learning experiences and training for team members;

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

    ·        Participate in the development, evaluation and implementation of current and new test methodologies and quality control procedures (CAP regulations).

    ·        Perform specialized testing in Hematology and Coagulation (cell counts, differentials on body fluids, abnormal morphology of CBCs);

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