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Job Title: Health Technician
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Green Bay, WI
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/07/2017
Expire Date: 01/06/2018
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Job Description
Health Technician

This Health Technician (Phlebotomy) position is located at the Green Bay Outpatient Clinic. The primary purpose of this position is to perform accessioning, phlebotomy, processing of specimens and diagnostic testing duties.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Answer incoming calls, find and relay information or refer the caller to the appropriate technical personnel.
  • Perform routine and specialized venipuncture of outpatients in order to obtain blood specimens for laboratory testing.
  • Explain diagnostic procedures and collection procedures, position patients for desired results.
  • Receive all requests for testing within the diagnostic section, verify the accuracy and completeness of the request, establishes priorities for emergency orders and notifies the technical staff of pending work.
  • Provide assistance with training and guidance in phlebotomy techniques to LPNs, RNs, students, and/or new phlebotomy employees rotating through the blood collection area.
  • Accept and enter all requests for diagnostic testing into the hospital computer system using the computerized medical record, laboratory, radiology and diagnostic menus and 200 computer codes.
  • Accesses/registers diagnostic orders and generates computer-printed labels.
  • Evaluate each received specimen and laboratory order to ensure that the specimens are properly obtained and appropriate for the test(s), reject unacceptable specimens and refer questions to the technical staff.
  • Ensure accurate patient and specimen identification using armband, Social Security number, and picture identification card and verify the patient identification with the request and labels all tubes according to established policies and procedures.
  • Maintain phlebotomy area physical facilities and equipment, storage and inventory of phlebotomy and diagnostic working supplies.
  • Determine technical factors, sets controls and operates equipment and instruments.
  • Operates, calibrates and maintains instruments and accessories used to assist with or perform standard diagnostic procedures.
Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm. This position is Part-Time (40 hours every 2 weeks).

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This s not a virtual position.
Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician/ 2839A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

GS-5 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-4) in Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: Working with collection tubes, minimum volume requirements, specimen processing and transportation conditions, testing procedures and requirements and phlebotomy procedures/techniques. Properly packaging and shipping of laboratory specimens. Working with infection control, aseptic and sterile techniques to prevent cross contamination and spread of infection. Knowledge of medical terminology. Working with the operation and maintenance of the diagnostic equipment utilized. Using personal computers and multiple software programs.
OR
EDUCATION: Successfully completed a full four-year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree, with a major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to this position. Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
OR
COMBINATION EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education (beyond the 2nd year) AND specialized experience which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Customer Service
  • Security
  • Specimen Collection
  • Technical Competence


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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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.Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as standing for long periods of time, bending, lifting, walking, stooping and stretching, moving equipment and positioning patients. The work also requires agility and dexterity to handle complex medical instrumentation.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

GS-5 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-4) in Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: Working with collection tubes, minimum volume requirements, specimen processing and transportation conditions, testing procedures and requirements and phlebotomy procedures/techniques. Properly packaging and shipping of laboratory specimens. Working with infection control, aseptic and sterile techniques to prevent cross contamination and spread of infection. Knowledge of medical terminology. Working with the operation and maintenance of the diagnostic equipment utilized. Using personal computers and multiple software programs.
OR
EDUCATION: Successfully completed a full four-year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree, with a major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to this position. Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
OR
COMBINATION EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education (beyond the 2nd year) AND specialized experience which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Customer Service
  • Security
  • Specimen Collection
  • Technical Competence


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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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.
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