You will serve as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Microbiology) in the Laboratory Department of NAVHOSP GUAM.
This announcement uses the Health Care expedited hiring authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
You will utilize microscopic examination, gram staining techniques, inhibitory and/or selective microbiology media for growth or organisms and biochemical analysis.
You will perform minimal phlebotomy and verifies correct labeling and patient identification to include verification of patient identifiers, time of sample, and type of test requested.
You will give on the job training to new employees
You will review, edit, and process finals results in Laboratory information systems
You will conduct quality control procedures on equipment, reagents and other products and maintain proper records of same.
Travel Required - Not required
Relocation expenses reimbursed - Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
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/.
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.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final 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 A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test.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.
Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination(s) and immunizations.
You may be required to work shifts, weekends, and holidays.
Consider working for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), the U.S. Navy's Civilian health care organization, at the Naval Hospital Guam. You don't have to join the military to work side-by-side with our military's medical staff to care for those who serve our Nation. BUMED provides high quality patient- and family-centered care in wartime and peacetime to active duty members, their families, and beneficiaries at medical facilities around the globe. You will be responsible for performing a variety of procedures including complex analysis and infrequently requested tests; evaluating abnormal results; using and maintaining quality control (QC) in microbiology.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a second cut-off date of 4/15/2019. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 4/15/2019 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of clinical laboratory experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector as a professional Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Microbiology). Specialized experience should demonstrate performing the following duties: analysis and requested testing; evaluating abnormal results; using and maintaining quality control (QC); examine, isolate, identify pathogens from non-pathogens; perform routine diagnostic testing and follow procedures without deviation; calibrate, standardize and maintain instruments.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. Completion of two years of progressively higher graduate education leading to a Masters degree or possession of a Masters or equivalent doctoral degree.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has selective placement factors that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. Failure to document possession of the selective placement factors in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating. The selective placement factors are: 1) you must be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), American Medical Technologists (AMT) or other board of registry deemed comparable by the Center for Clinical Laboratory Medicine (CCLM) as a medical technologist (MT) or medical laboratory scientist (MLS); or be a commissioned laboratory officer in the Military Services, and have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; and have at least 3 years of laboratory experience in high complexity testing and be certified by the ASCP, AMT or other board of registry deemed comparable by CCLM as an MT or MLS; AND 2) meet minimal conditions to be certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program in accordance with 42 CFR 493.1461. 3) Possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:
I have successfully completed a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry, and mathematics. AND I have successfully completed 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 my degree was obtained. OR
I have successfully completed 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
I have successfully completed 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. (Note - 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.) AND I have five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, microbiology, Immunology and Urinalysis/Body Fluids. (Note - 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.) This combination of education and experience has provided me 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. This combination of education and experience has provided me 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. OR
I am currently a federal employee assigned to a Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist 0644 series position as of July 2017.
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
The COLA rate for this position is 13.01%
Recruitment and Relocation incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
Background checks, security clearance and drug testing required.
Benefits: A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Please visit http://secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx to learn more. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
HOW TO APPLY! Please Go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/528641100 and follow the instructions under the "How to Apply" section.
You must apply through the link above by May 1, 2019. We are unable to accept applications from American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science or via email. Applications not submitted through the above link will not receive consideration.