Medical Technician


  • Duties
    Help Duties Summary

    About the Position: Serves as a Medical Technician in a Military Entrance Processing Station. Provides assistance to the examining Medical Officer with applicant examination, identification of physical abnormalities, to include discovery of disqualifying enlistment/retention factors, and determination of applicant's fitness for military duty.
    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities
    • Maintain applicant's medical record during the examination process.
    • Assist applicants in the completion of various forms required for the physical examination process.
    • Perform Quality Review Procedures (QRP) on medical records.
    • Prepare and annotate reports and logs to document examination results.
    • Manage medical consultations to include verifying doctor's orders or requests from the Service liaisons.
    • Determine how specimens must be processed, complete required forms, operate centrifuge to separate specimens, process packages, and ship all specimens.
    • Directly observe applicants urine donation for drug testing and urinalysis, ensuring quantity of sample is sufficient for tests to be performed.
    • Explain and conduct Breath Alcohol Tests (BAT) on all applicants to determine applicant intoxication.
    • Maintain strict and detailed chain of custody documentation.
    • Remove cerumen (earwax) using specialized equipment.
    • Determine applicant's eligibility for the Assessment of Recruit Motivation and Strength (ARMS) test.
    • Determine if applicant has disqualifying results, ascertain reason and determine if a retest is warranted and the time frame for the retest.
    • Conduct and evaluate audiometric tests to correctly determine hearing levels of applicants.
    • Collect blood samples using a variety of phlebotomy equipment (e.g., syringes, butterflies, vacutainer system, safety needles and butterfly needle devices) and capillary puncture techniques.


    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    6

  • Job family (Series)
    0645 Medical Technician

    Similar jobs
    • Clinical Laboratory Technicians
    • Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technicians
    • Medical Laboratory Technicians
    • Phlebotomy Technicians
    • Technicians, Clinical Laboratory
    • Technicians, Medical Laboratory


  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
    • Must use restrictive and protective clothing such as surgical gloves, eye protection, and protective over garments.
    • Occasionally may be required to work Saturdays.
    • Occasional shift work (before 0600 and after 1800 hours) may be required.
    • Must pass a color perception (vision) examination.
    • Must be physically able to perform (demonstrate) and evaluate military physical aptitude (maneuvers) test.
    • Must undergo yearly blood testing.
    • Must complete a pre-employment physical examination.
    • Must wear closed-toed shoes, cannot wear exposing footwear.
    • This position has a gender specific requirement. You must be a male to be considered for this position.

    Qualifications
    Who May Apply: US Citizens

    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

    For the GS-05 Level:
    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: Technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic or blood banking) and preparing reports of findings; or Technical support work in a closely related field, such as biological laboratory technician, phlebotomy technician, clinical support technician, or medical laboratory technician. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).

    OR

    Education: 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 the position, such as: Chemistry, Nursing, Biology, Medical Technology, Life Sciences, or Clinical Laboratory Science.

    OR

    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60) by 60. Add the two percentages.

    For the GS-06:
    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: Technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic or blood banking) and preparing reports of findings; or Technical support work in a closely related field, such as biological laboratory technician, phlebotomy technician, clinical support technician, or medical laboratory technician; AND Providing assistance to the examining Medical Officer with the examination and identification of physical abnormalities; Setting up medical equipment to conduct standard testing, such as audiometers, stereoscopic vision testers, bio-acoustic simulators, otoscopes, ophthalmoscopes, or EKG machines; and Performing procedures such as ear lavage, optical tests, audiometric tests, EKGs, or urine specimen collection. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

    OR

    Education: Half year (9 semester hours) of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as Chemistry, Nursing, Biology, Medical Technology, Life Sciences, or Clinical Laboratory Science, or related field of study.

    OR

    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education less than 1/2 year by 9. Add the two percentages.You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
    • Clinical Analysis
    • Computer Literacy
    • Oral Communication
    • Technical Credibility


    Education
    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position.
    • You may claim military spouse preference.
    • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
    • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.


    Read more

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
    • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
    • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
    • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.


    Read more
    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.1. Your resume:
    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Help 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. Learn more about federal benefits .

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/31/2020 to receive consideration
    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application ( https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10915241 ).
    • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center .
    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/ .

    Read more
    Agency contact information Army Applicant Help Desk

    Website
    https://portal.chra.army.mil/hr_public?id=app_inq

    Address

    EK-APF-W19CAA MEPS LITTLE ROCK
    DO NOT MAIL
    Fort Sill, OK 73503
    US

    Learn more about this agency
    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    Read more
  • Fair & Transparent
    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

    Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

    Read more Legal and regulatory guidance
    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/579187400 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Posted
09/23/2020
Type
Full time
Salary Range
$38,000.00 - 61,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Location
Little Rock, AR, US