You will serve as a MEDICAL TECHNICIAN in the Laboratory/Clinical Pathology Department of NAVHOSP SIGONELLA, Italy.
You will record data and send samples to the appropriate laboratory section for analysis. You will package specimen for shipment to reference laboratories ensuring quality standards are met. You will enter data into a health care system or database to retrieve test results, perform statistical analysis and/or reference laboratory usage. You will understand medical abbreviations used in the laboratory for processing laboratory orders and patient accessioning. You will adhere to chain of command procedures when packaging and mailing out specimen samples to reference laboratories for lab tests not performed in-house. You will use electronic medical record system or tracking numbers through a computer to verify the receipt and processing status of specimen shipments. You will use Medical Tracking module to track specimens upon receipt and upon return from reference laboratory. You will interact and communicate with medical staff on a regular basis to clarify information or resolve problems with laboratory test requirements. You will analyze problems to resolve issues involving specimens upon notification or discovery.Travel Required
Conditions of Employment
Must be a US Citizen. Must be determined suitable for federal employment. Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/. Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. This is an overseas position. You will be subject to and must be able to satisfy the overseas requirements of the 26Jul12 DODI 1400.25 V1230: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/140025v1230.pdf Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Passport. May be required to obtain a VISA dependent on the overseas country?s laws/regulations. You will be required to sign the Statement of Understanding for Overseas Employment acknowledging receipt and understanding of the statement of living and working conditions for this location. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326. This position requires walking, standing, stooping, bending, lifting, and carrying of boxes, samples and supplies. Most work is performed in a laboratory setting. Work is with blood and body fluids, which may expose employee to infectious disease. You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing. You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license. You will be required to lift specimen boxes up to 40lbs.Qualifications
Your resume must demonstrate at least six months of General experience AND six months Specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-03 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Experience must demonstrate the following:
A).General Experience:1) Technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory test and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematology, blood banking) and preparing reports of findings or 2) technical support work in a closely related field, e.g. biological laboratory technician work or medical laboratory work, that required application of the methods and techniques for the position to be filled.
Specialized experiencemust demonstrate the following:
1) Evaluating information against measurable criteria when conducting laboratory tests; 2) Determining correct containers required for collected samples needed to be shipped; and 3) Entering data into a health care system or database to retrieve test results, perform statistical analysis and/or reference laboratory usage. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.
B). Successful completion of (1) an associate-degree course of study of which the 2nd year of the 2-year program included successful completion of a training course of approximately a year's duration in a certified laboratory assistant school approved by a nationally recognized accrediting agency; or (2) 1 year of study that included 6 semester hours in chemistry and/or the biological sciences, plus successful completion of the training course of approximately a year's duration in a medical or clinical laboratory assistant school approved by a nationally recognized accrediting agency ; or (3) 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours of chemistry and/or biological science course work that must have been directly related to the specialization of the position to be filled.
C). Have a combination of experience as described under letter A above and education as described under letter B above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.Education
You may also qualify based upon the following education or the combination of education and specialized experience stated in the Qualifications Section of this announcement:
Education and Training:
For GS-4:Successful completion of (a) an associate-degree course of study of which the 2nd year of the 2-year program included successful completion of a training course of approximately a year's duration in a certified laboratory assistant school approved by a nationally recognized accrediting agency; (b) 1 year of study that included 6 semester hours in chemistry and/or the biological sciences, plus successful completion of the training course as described in (a) above for GS-3; or (c) 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours of chemistry and/or biological science course work that must have been directly related to the specialization of the position to be filled.
GS-4: GENERAL EXPERIENCE:6 months;
andSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 6 months;
and/orEDUCATION: 2 years above high school with courses related to the occupation, if required.
have a combination of experience and graduate education as describe above that equates to one-year experience. Your percentage of the required education plus your percentage of the required experience equal one hundred percent.
General Experience: (l) Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated in the table, are not required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.
Successfully completed post-high school education is qualifying for grades GS-3 through GS-5. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business or technical school.
If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.