Clinical Laboratory Scientist
* Videos Videos * Duties Help Duties Summary This Open Continuous Announcement allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being referred for consideration when vacancies occur. Your resume and any documents submitted will be retained for three months and may be used at any time during this period. After 3 months, you must reapply to this announcement in order to be considered. Contact the Albuquerque Area IHS Recruiter: Michelle Aguilar Bowser Phone: 505-256-6731 Email: Michelle.AguilarBowser@ihs.gov Learn more about this agency Responsibilities These positions are located in one of the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service facilities, with duty locations varying across the state of New Mexico, and reports to the Supervisory Clinical Laboratory Scientist. The incumbent is responsible for the Pre-Analytical, Analytical, and Post-Analytical application of established laboratory procedures in accordance to regulatory guidelines for examinations of blood, and other body fluids in the clinical laboratory. Work assignments are in such specialization as chemistry, hematology, coagulation, serology, immunology, urinalysis, microbiology, and immunohematology. * Use appropriate functions of the laboratory package, including ordering patient tests and accessioning tests ordered by the provider. * Withdraws appropriate quantities of blood by venipuncture, capillary, and/or arterial puncture as required using appropriate age specific techniques. * Evaluates the specimen for integrity and analysis. * Analyzes quality control specimens, record results and determines report ability of results. * Follows accreditation standards, regulatory agency requirements and institutional policies regarding blood borne pathogen, internal/external disaster policy, infection control, chemical hygiene, fire and electrical safety. * Sets up, operates and/or utilizes appropriate equipment, instruments, containers and other devices and materials to perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of substances. * Prepares solutions, stains, reagents and media required for the conduct of tests/examinations. * Interprets and evaluates results of tests/examinations in process and upon completion in order to recognize anticipated reactions and departures from the norm. * Exercises professional judgment and experience in determining the causes or possible significance of improper or imprecise outcomes and in repeating or altering procedures and techniques to correct abnormalities and deviations. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 10 * Job family (Series) 0644 Clinical Laboratory Science Similar jobs * Clinical Laboratory Technologists * Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technologists * Medical Laboratory Technologists * Technologists, Clinical Laboratory * Technologists, Medical Laboratory * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Selectee may be subject to a probationary period U.S. Citizenship is required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes. Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities. On-call hours or standby duty may be required. Work schedules other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays may be required to provide continuity of service. You will be required to have all federal salary payments electronically deposited into a bank account with a financial institution of your choice. A valid unrestricted state driver's license is required. 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/. Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process. Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation. Qualifications To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Education: * A Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics, AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. OR * A full 4-year course of study that included 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- bachelor's 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 Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, AND five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, microbiology, Immunology and Urinalysis/Body Fluids. OR * Current federal employee assigned to a position in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered having met the basic requirements for the position occupied. Acceptable experience is responsible professional 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. In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector. GS-07 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level performing the following type of work: assisting Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist in preparing reagents; assisting with performance of routine laboratory tests; following procedures to ensure quality control; and using basic laboratory equipment and instruments. GS-09 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level performing the following type of work: performing procedures of a routine and complex nature in all clinical laboratory sections; standardizing and/or calibrating section instruments; preparing reagents and controls; maintaining quality control; performing analysis which is reviewed by Lead Clinical Laboratory Scientist or Supervisor; performing electronic standardization procedures for laboratory instrumentation function. GS-10 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level performing the following type of work: processing patient samples and conducting analysis; performing instrument calibration standardization and preventive maintenance; maintaining section records; preparing reagents and verifying instruments are operating correctly; repeating unusual or unexpected test results; evaluating acceptable quality control means, standard deviation reference points and variation from the mean; and mentoring new graduates and/or intermediate clinical laboratory scientist co-workers. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Education This position has positive education requirements, you MUST submit copies of your transcripts (Official or Unofficial). When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution. Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.