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Supervisory Medical Technologist (Phlebotomy and Processing)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Job Description:

The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is recruiting for a Supervisory Medical Technologist to function in the Phlebotomy and Processing section. The incumbent will supervise the Phlebotomy/Processing/Send out areas with responsibility for providing direction to assigned personnel.

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


  • Performs day-to-day supervision of highly complex test performance insuring that all quality guidelines are followed.
  • Monitoring test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure acceptable levels of performance.
  • Assuring corrective action is initiated when test performance deviates from established performance specifications.
  • Implementing and monitoring quality management activities, including proficiency testing by an external source
  • Facilitating and preparing reports for the Laboratory Manager and the Chief Medical Director of the service.
  • Overseeing education of students and new employees in the work area.
  • Responsible for adjusting staff levels or work procedures to ensure adequate lab staffing.
  • Recommends appointment, plans and assigns work, gives advice and counsel, and evaluates work of subordinates.
  • Communicating with vendors and hospital logistics staff to assure adequate reagent and supply levels.
  • Training and documenting competency for all laboratory staff working in the assigned department.


    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm; note the supervisor may need to work off-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays as priorities demonstrate a need.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredApplicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

    Basic Requirements:


    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • Education


      • A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.) AND completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree. OR
      • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy in a clinical laboratory. OR
      • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics, AND five years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy in a clinical laboratory.
      • Certification: Must currently possess the appropriate certification as a Medical Technologist (MT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT).


        Current VHA employees may qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).

        Preferred Experience: Experience as a generalist in a high complexity lab

        Grade Determinations:

        GS-11:

        Experience: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience which equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform successfully the duties of the position which is directly related to the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying experience include: routine testing, quality control and routine maintenance of instrumentation and troubleshooting; developing, performing, evaluating, interpreting, correlating, and validating the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results ensuring all laboratory regulatory requirements are met; and exercising independent judgement to perform testing procedures on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques.

        OR

        Education: Must have three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in medical technology in a related field.

        References: VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G24

        The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.

        Physical Requirements: Moderate standing and lifting up to 50 pounds.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Cincinnati , Supervisory Medical Technologist (Phlebotomy and Processing), Healthcare , Cincinnati, Ohio

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