Medical Technician

Department of Defense Albuquerque, NM
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: You will serve as a Medical Technician in a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), with the Albuquerque MEPS.

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* Maintains applicant's medical record during the examination process.

* Screens medical records from various health care providers concerning medical conditions, determines conditions that could be disqualifying for entrance or retention in the military, and then refers those records to the CMO.

* Assist applicants in the completion of various forms required for the physical examination process.

* Inputs and updates applicant data from medical records into computer databases.

* Performs customer service duties and administrative office duties such as filing of paperwork and annotating logs.

* Takes and records blood pressure and pulse rate.

* Performs phlebotomy procedures to obtain blood samples for HIV and other laboratory tests, using USMEPCOM-standard safety precautions.

* Determines how specimens must be processed, completes required forms, operates centrifuge to separate specimens, processes packages, and ships all specimens.

* Administers audiometric (hearing) tests.

* Conducts near/far visual acuity, color vision, and depth perception optical (vision) tests.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0645 Medical Technician

* 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, employee cannot wear exposing footwear.

* Applicant must be able to pass a color perception (vision) examination.

* Applicant must be physically able to perform (demonstrate) and evaluate military physical aptitude (maneuvers) tests.

* Applicant must undergo blood testing on a yearly basis.

* Occasional shift work (before 0600 or after 1800 hours) may be required.

* Occasionally may be required to work Saturdays.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the 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.

Specialized experience is defined as: taking blood pressure, conducting vision and/or audiology screening, measuring and recording height and weight of patients, ear lavage and collecting and/or processing of urine specimens; performing phlebotomy procedures to obtain blood samples for HIV and/or other laboratory tests.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Clinical Analysis

* Oral Communication

* Technical Credibility


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.