Supervisory Medical Technologist Accessioning Job in TEMPLE, TX

Vacancy No. AG3817552-Lsi-1962178 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $60,210.00 to $78,270.00 Grade 11 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 5/19/2017 Close Date 5/30/2017
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Supervisory Medical Technologist - (Accessioning)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Temple, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 5/19/2017

Closes Tuesday 5/30/2017

  • Salary Range
    $60,210.00 to $78,270.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    Open to all US Citizens
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1962178

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless.  Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.  VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life.  VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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.


Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized to highly qualified applicants. 

Incumbent serves as a supervisor in a designated area of the laboratory with the primary responsibility for providing direction to non-testing personnel, such as medical technicians, aides, and health care technicians in specimen collection, specimen processing and accessioning, and quality control activities of the section. Incumbent also coordinates the processing, shipping, and verification of reference lab tests and occult blood testing.  Employees in this assignment perform the full range of supervisory duties for one or more sections of the laboratory, including responsibility for assignment of work performed; performance evaluations; recommendations for appointment, awards, advancement, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions; identification of continuing education and training needs.  The individual assures compliance with accrediting agency and regulatory requirements; establishes and monitors the quality of the pre-analytical processes as part of the overall laboratory quality management program, and assures corrective action is initiated as needed.  The supervisor assures orientation and competency of assigned staff. 


·       Plans and schedules on-going work.  Adjusts staffing levels or work procedures.

·       Selects methods for achieving work goals, objectives and management of strategies.

·       Day-to-day supervision of highly complex text performance.

·       Is responsible for monitoring test analyses and specimen examination to ensure acceptable levels of performance.

·       Assures orientation, training, continuing education, and competency assessment of assigned staff.

·       Performs full range of supervisory duties.

·       Develops and updates technical policy and procedure manuals.

·       Performs all tasks within the allowed budget.

·       Implements and monitors quality management activities.

·       Ensures compliance of assigned sections with rules and regulations of assorted regulatory agencies such as CAP, the Joint Commission and OSHA. 

·       Coordinates and oversees quality control activities and proficiency testing programs.

Supervisory Controls:

·       The incumbent is directly accountable to the Chief Medical Technologist, P&LMS.  The incumbent works independently; supervision is mainly advisory in nature.  The incumbent provides first line supervision to the Accessioning Unit (Specimen Collection and Processing Section).

·       The incumbent is responsible for informing the Chief Medical Technologist, P&LMS of major problems and decisions in these areas. 

        The incumbent receives assignments of a general nature from the Chief Medical Technologist, P&LMS.  Subsequent findings and recommendations are used by the Chief Medical Technologist as the basis for his/her subsequent decision-making.  Much of the incumbent's responsibilities are self-initiated, such as identifying and correcting problems, and identifying ways of improving the efficiency of the service.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, varying tours:  6:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., 6:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., 7:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., 7:30 a.m.– 4:15 p.m., 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Functional Statement Title/Supervisory Medical Technologist

This is a NON-Bargaining Unit Position.


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may ber required to provide support.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Recruitment/Relocation may be authorized to highly qualified candidates.
Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Lili A. Sims
Phone: (254)743-0785


VHA Central Texas HCS Temple

Fax: (478)757-3144

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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