CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

U.S. Navy - Agency Wide | Beaufort, SC

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Posted Date 5/01/2020
Description You will serve as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist with the Department of the Navy, Naval Medical Command.

This announcement uses the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position:

GS-09: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-07) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include: professional knowledge in medical technology principles, practices, and concepts sufficient to develop, evaluate and modify procedures, and to recognize when additional tests are needed to confirm a diagnosis or determine the appropriate treatment plan, and to recommend those additional tests and procedures to the medical staff; knowledge and skill to perform complex and difficult tests in the section; knowledge sufficient to establish Quality Control, Quality Assurance and PM procedures for the section and to maintain, review, and revise operating instructions.

GS-10: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include: performing work in support of (1)the general field of medical technology, (2) one of the disciplines or specialized areas of medical technology, or (3) a field directly related and applicable to medical technology or the position being filled. The work also included: a) provide high quality, full clinical laboratory diagnostic testing support to health care providers to facilitate effective patient care; b) provide reliable referral laboratory services to other military hospitals located in the same geographic area; c) ensure full war readiness capability for laboratory services by active participation in blood donor activities; d) and provide effective training support to the Phase II Medical Laboratory Training Program, establishing and monitoring quality control systems and measures; and providing instruction in the basic theory, technical skills, and application of laboratory test procedures.

GS-11: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include: professional knowledge of wide range of medical technology principles, concepts, and methodology to develop and implement a full-service laboratory program; a high level of skill in applying this knowledge in solving very complex problems involving more than one section of a clinical laboratory; knowledge of mathematical and statistical processes sufficient to calculate and convert analytical data to test results.

GS-12: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include: professional knowledge of wide range of medical technology principles, concepts, and methodology to develop and implement a full-service laboratory program; a high level of skill in applying this knowledge in solving very complex problems involving more than one section of a clinical laboratory; knowledge of mathematical and statistical processes sufficient to calculate and convert analytical data to test results; knowledge of quality control, work load reporting, and proficiency testing to assure the reliability of data and measure laboratory productivity; management, administrative, and professional knowledge sufficient to effectively manage the work carried out in the laboratory; skill in evaluating new tests and instruments and modifying and adapting standard methods and procedures; and knowledge and skill sufficient to use and maintain complicated laboratory instruments/equipment.

GS-13: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-12) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include: professional knowledge of wide range of medical technology principles, concepts, and methodology to develop and implement a full-service laboratory program; a high level of skill in applying this knowledge in solving very complex problems involving more than one section of a clinical laboratory; knowledge of mathematical and statistical processes sufficient to calculate and convert analytical data to test results; knowledge of quality control, work load reporting, and proficiency testing to assure the reliability of data and measure laboratory productivity; management, administrative, and professional knowledge sufficient to effectively manage the work carried out in the laboratory; skill in evaluating new tests and instruments and modifying and adapting standard methods and procedures; knowledge and skill sufficient to use and maintain complicated laboratory instruments/equipment; knowledge of technical, physiological, and mechanical indicators of malfunction (e.g., instrument functions, reaction systems) sufficient to locate and correct errors; knowledge of physiological correlation sufficient to check the validity of results; knowledge of accrediting/regulatory agency requirements sufficient to ensure that work is consistent with appropriate standards; and skill to provide advisory, reviewing, inspecting and training or problem solving services on specific laboratory problems, programs, and/or functions to MTF leadership and staff.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/medical-technologist-series-0644/

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