The James J. Peters VA Medical Center is seeking 1* full-time Medical Technologist (Supervisory) for the Microbiology Section in the Pathology & Laboratory Service. The starting salary is $95,400 up to $124,020. * The incumbent will be required to work Monday through Friday, days 8:00am - 4:30pm, as required in the Laboratory.
The incumbent is a qualified, experienced Medical Technologist that serves as the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS) in a busy, Microbiology section of the clinical laboratory.
Incumbent serves as a supervisory medical technologist in the Microbiology section of the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service. As such, this technologist is responsible for developing procedures and policies for the section, coordinating the set-up and operation of methods and instrumentation, selecting and training qualified technologists which will perform testing procedures for VA patients and for marketing to other VA medical facilities. The supervisory medical technologists must meet requirements as a laboratory inspector for accrediting agencies; such as the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
In addition to the experience or education above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
Knowledge of Federal and state laws and regulations, laboratory accrediting and regulatory requirements in order to develop new policies and guidelines, formulate plans and the ability to judge effectiveness of the operation.
Knowledge of laboratory quality management procedures and principles sufficient to establish and monitor a laboratory quality management program and/or education and training of laboratory staff.
Knowledge of, and ability to, provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; selection of staff; recommendation of awards, advancements, and disciplinary actions.
Ability to analyze organizational, technical and administrative problems to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient overall laboratory operation.
Skill in interpersonal relations and conflict resolution to deal with employees, team leaders and managers.
Ability to manage fiscal matters, forecast resource and equipment needs and administer the allocated budget.
Ability to set short and/or long-term goals for the section and conduct studies on technical and administrative problems, including personnel shortages, organizational structure, new technology, etc.
Qualifications: The candidate must meet the following criteria
Be a United States Citizen
Education and/or Experience;
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 (ASHES). 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 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.: 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 (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) 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 (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical
Foreign Graduates: Graduates of foreign baccalaureate degree programs meet the educational and/or experience requirements if the degree is found to be equivalent to degree programs recognized by the NAACLS or clinical laboratory experience as described in paragraph 2b (2) or (3) above. This finding may be based on either of the following:
A letter from a college or university with a baccalaureate program recognized by the NAACLS stating that the individual's foreign degree has been evaluated and been found to be equivalent to its bachelor of medical technology degree.
A letter from ASCP-BOC or AMT stating that the individual is eligible for the certification examination.
Certification. Candidates must have either (1) or (2) below:
Currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT.
Preferred Qualifications: At least 5 years of experience in a Microbiology laboratory.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Applicants may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Please note that EDRP is contingent upon the availability of funding and it is not guaranteed.
Note: Grade and Salary will be determined by the Medical Technologist Professional Standards Board. A one-year supervisory probationary period is required.
To be considered please complete the application via this link, http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf and attach along with your CV/resume , copy of your transcripts and ASCP or AMT certifications to the Human Resources Management Program at: Department of Veteran Affairs James J. Peters VA Medical Center
Attn: Human Resources Program (05) 130 West Kingsbridge Road Bronx, New York 10468 Or Fax to: (718)741-4598 Or email: Yaneth.Ferrer@va.gov
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