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Medical Technologist Supervisory Technologist Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Medical Technologist Supervisory Technologist Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Vacancy No. CBDA-18-SK-10132266-PLM Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $73,840.00 to $95,991.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/5/2018 Close Date 2/20/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    02/05/2018 to 02/20/2018

  • Salary

    $73,840 to $95,991 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12

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  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
    The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.

    Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.

    If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you.

    With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount.

    As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com.

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program based on the availability of funding. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

    This announcement is open to external applicants only. Internal applicants (VA or other Federal employees) should apply to announcement number CBDA-18-SK-10133715-PLM.

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    You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program based on the availability of funding. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

    Serves as the Supervisory Medical Technologist in the Microbiology and Immunology Sections of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service in this university-affiliated Medical Center. Responsible for the performance of the full range of technical, administrative, and supervisory duties required in the Microbiology/Immunology Section at the VA Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Coordinates work assignments, personnel matters, performance evaluations, awards, appointment, advancement, training and continuing education, competency assessment and availability of supplies and equipment required of the Service. Serves as a consultant- advisor to laboratory, medical, nursing and administrative staff on microbiological and immunological procedures used to diagnose and treat patients. Advises the Medical Director and the Laboratory Manager of any testing problems to ensure compliance with accrediting and regulatory agency requirements. Performs routine as well as specialized studies in bacteriology, immunology, mycology (fungi), parasitology, and mycobacteriology (TB). Solves highly complex diagnostic problems and modifies and/or adapts new methods or techniques to improve or expand services. Utilizes developmental, evaluative, technical and managerial skills for day-to-day operations and when making long term decisions or recommendations that affect the Microbiology/Immunology sections.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Performs full range of supervisory duties, (i.e., recommends appointment, plans and assigns work, gives advice and counsel, evaluates work of subordinates, etc.). Attends scheduled meetings and serves on committees.
    • Provides the day-to-day first line supervision of personnel engaged in routine and highly complex or specialized laboratory testing.
    • Writes functional statements, position descriptions, and performance standards and chooses methods for achieving work goals.
    • Inventories supplies and reagents and monitors expenditures in the section.
    • Evaluates existing tests for cost-benefits and makes recommendation.
    • Assures staff compliance with accreditation agency, medical center and service requirements for safety, chemical hygiene, emergency preparedness and occupational exposure.
    • Plays central role in establishing and developing the testing and examination procedures carried out in the laboratory. Solves testing problems, develops new solutions to testing problems, performs newer/more complex tests and examinations.
    • Develops and implements the use of protocols for performance of test and evaluation of results.
    • Performs semiannual correlation studies on instrumentation, when applicable.
    • Ensures that data transmission and calculation validation checks are performed within stated timeframes.
    • Establishes record keeping systems to assure the accuracy and validity of test results. Facilitates preparation of medical documentation that meets professional standards and accreditation agency requirements.
    • Monitors test analysis and specimen examinations to ensure acceptable levels of performance.
    • Implements and monitors quality management activities and provides data and information for reports.
    • Improves the efficiency and quality of the laboratory services by establishing professional standards that comply with accreditation agency guidelines.
    • Develops instructions for converting from manual to automated testing systems and instructions for new testing methods.
    • Evaluates work performance and competencies and provides effective professional training to medical technicians, medical technologists, physician residents, etc.
    Work Schedule: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, which includes weekend/holiday rotation.

    Functional Statement Title/#: Functional Statement - Supervisory Medical Technologist Microbiology/Immunology - GS 644 -12

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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