U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command Medical Technician in Kansas City, Missouri
Summary About the Position: Serves as a Medical Technician in the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), Kansas City, MO. Provides assistance to the examining Medical Officer with applicant examination to determine applicant's fitness for military duty. Applications will be reviewed and referred for selection on February 25, 2021; and again at closing date on March 11, 2021. 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. Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) 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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) 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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) 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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Clinical AnalysisComputer LiteracyOral CommunicationTechnical 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.