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Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System

This is a Full-time position in Springfield, MO posted April 6, 2021.

nn Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce.

You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions.

We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming.

Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.nn nnTo be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:nn nn Basic Requirements: nn nnA.

Degree: A Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree from a regionally accredited college/university including courses in biological science, chemistry and mathematics, AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Scientist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or an accrediting body recognized by the at the time the degree was obtained.nn nn OR nn nnB.

A full 4-year course of study that included 12 months in a college or hospital-based medical technology program or medical technology school approved by a recognized accrediting organization.

The professional medical technology curriculum may have consisted of a 1-year post
– bachelor’s certificate program or the last 1 or 2 years of a 4-year program of study culminating in a bachelor’s in medical technology.nn nn OR nn nnC.

Degree: A Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, AND five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, microbiology, Immunology and Urinalysis/Body Fluids.

This combination of education and experience must have provided knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of medical technology equivalent to that provided by the full 4-year course of study described in A or B above.

All science and mathematics courses must have been acceptable for credit toward meeting the requirements for a science major at an accredited college or university.

Acceptable experience is responsible professional or technician experience in a hospital laboratory, health agency, industrial medical laboratory, or pharmaceutical house; or teaching, test development, or medical research program experience that provided an understanding of the methods and techniques applied in performing professional clinical laboratory work.

Certification/licensure as a medical technologist (generalist) obtained through written examination by a nationally recognized credentialing agency or State licensing body is a good indication that the quality of experience is acceptable.nn nn Education: nn nnIn addition to meeting the basic requirements all applicants must meet the following:nn nnTwo years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree.nn nn OR nn nn Experience: You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service.

To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:nn Thorough knowledge of all disciplines and sub-disciplines of the clinical laboratory to include specimen collection, hematology, coagulation, immunohematology, serology, chemistry, microbiology, immunoassay, histology and urinalysis.

Experience in conducting quality control procedures on equipment, reagents and products by implementing instrument, reagent, and product testing systems.

Experience in writing and establishing procedures in the field of laboratory medicine as required by the College of American Pathologists (C.A.P.) and Join Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

nn Evaluation of Education and Experience: nn nnThe major areas of clinical laboratory science are microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, and immunohematology (blood banking).

Qualifying course work in these areas includes bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, tissue culture, virology, parasitology, endocrinology, enzymology, toxicology, urinalysis, coagulation, hemostasis, cell morphology, immunology, serology, immunoserology, immuno-deficiency, hemolysis, histocompatibility, cytotechnology, and similar disciplines or areas of laboratory practice.nn nnRelated fields include physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, cell biology, embryology, pathology, genetics, pharmacology, histology, cytology, nuclear medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, infection control, physics, statistics, and similar areas of science where the work is directly related to the position to be filled.nn nn NOTE: Experience OR graduate education must have been in: (1) the general field of medical technology; (2) one of the disciplines or specialized areas of medical technology; (3) a field directly related and applicable to medical technology or the position to be filled.nn nn OR nn nn Combination of Education & Experience: nn nnThis experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.nn nnIf applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience.

To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.nn nn**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**nn nnSee Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable .nn nn ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement.

Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable).

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education.

For a list of schools that meet this criteria, .nn nn Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S.

Department of Education website: .nn nnIf you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e.

basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.nn

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