This Medical Technologist position is located in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service. This position is a full-time at 40 per week. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Utilizes knowledge in reference laboratory testing, processing specimens, investigating requirements and reference ranges for esoteric tests sent to other facilities. Prepares reagents and controls, sets up and calibrates instruments, performs and calculates results for a variety of tests in all sections. Performs advanced and complex laboratory procedures; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. Evaluates and solves problems related to collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis considering physiologic processes and requirements. Maintains and documents the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment. Uses, calibrates, identifies malfunctions, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment. Diagnoses deviations in test performance due to instrument malfunction. Performs and documents quality control and assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement. Adheres to practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace. Identifies discrepancies, solves problems, and presents solutions. Answers inquiries regarding test results, methodology, test specificity, test sensitivity, and specific factors, which influence test results. Interprets results and suggests follow-up test selection or procedures. Incorporates principles of educational methodology in the instruction and training of new employees and students and in the laboratory's in-service/continuing education program. Communicates effectively and courteously while working as a healthcare team member. Work Schedule: Evening shift - (1 positions) 3:00pm - 11:30pm; Night shift - (1 position) 8:30pm - 6:30am; holidays, weekends as scheduled. Telework: Not Available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/ PDF02722 Recruitment Incentives: Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.