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Job opening: Medical Technician

Salary: $37 696 - 49 009 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position serves as a Medical Technician in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service for the Tampa VA Medical Center. The employee functions in a semi-independent status in the application of policies, procedures, and accepted standards and emits composure under stressful conditions.


Interprets and enters specific laboratory orders in the automated patient care system and responds to changing priorities that frequently depend upon the urgency of the situation that will have a direct impact on the quality of patient care and treatment. Performs a variety of technical and clerical duties related to receipt, processing, preparation of specimens, and procurement using phlebotomy skills which entail daily potential exposure to blood borne pathogens and thus requires skill and thorough knowledge of safety and infection control. Greets patients, checks their lab test requests ordered by the Provider, appropriately inputs/accessions/prints labels for test requests, labels specimen containers with correct patient identification, and provides other correct collection containers with both written and verbal instructions for collection as required to accomplish the Provider's requests. Maintains storage and rotation of all phlebotomy supplies according to outdates as needed. Wears proper Personal Protective Equipment when handling patients, specimens and/or contaminated waste, as required, and appropriate disposes of contaminated phlebotomy waste as established in the Chemical Hygiene Plan. Records workload statistics as required and maintains lab files and records. Performs other related duties, as assigned. Work Schedule: Full-Time Employment; Monday-Friday 7:00am 3:30pm or 7:30am - 4:00pm, May require some weekends Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Authorized Position Description Title/PD#: Medical Technician/PD# 673-2508-A Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.



GS-5 Specialized Experience: Applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, GS-4, in the federal service. Specialized experience is (a) Technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings or (b) technical support work in a closely related field, e.g., biological laboratory technician work, that required application of the methods and techniques for the position to be filled. -OR- GS-5 Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Applicant must possess successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects appropriate to the position to be filled. Appropriate courses would include chemistry and/or the biological sciences. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to 1 year of specialized experience. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) -OR- GS-5 Combination of Education and Experience: Applicant must possess an equivalent combination of experience and education as (stated above) to meet total experience. To calculate the combination of education and experience, determine the amount of experience you have as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the amount of education you have as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Add the two percentages; the total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify for the grade level. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) -AND- ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume. The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience collecting blood samples using the vacutainer blood collection system or syringe with needle and properly attending to the patients after performing venipuncture. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Computer SkillsCustomer Service (Clerical/Technical)Patient CareQuality AssuranceSpecimen Collection IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. 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; student; 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. Physical Requirements: Approximately 60% of the work performed is accomplished in a standing or "bending" position while performing phlebotomy/processing procedures. Lifting and carrying of trays, specimens and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds is required.Approximately 40% of the time is spent sitting, reaching, and walking in the performance of phlebotomy and processing duties.Computer typing skills are required to appropriately input patient test requests, properly queue reports and collection labels, and for the monitoring of CRT's and printers for proper orientation.The proportion of time spent standing, bending, stretching, and walking versus sitting, varies depending on the assigned tasks at any time (i.e. phlebotomy, clerical, or specimen processing). For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications | International Affairs Office (ed.gov).


  • Address James A Haley Veterans Hospital 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612 US
  • Name: VHA National Recruitment Center
  • Phone: (844)456-5208
  • Email: [email protected]


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