This position is located in one of the following: The Salisbury VA Health Care System (SVAHCS), Healthcare Centers (HCC), and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS). The position may require work on occasions in multiple locations in the event of extreme staffing shortages in one or more facilities. Duties and responsibilities for this position include, but not limited to the following: Perform positive (active) identification of patients and specimens including: full name and full social security number through entire process of specimen collection, accessioning, processing, and storage/distribution of patient's specimens to clinical laboratory departments Accurately evaluates and interprets patient orders in the computer to determine which testing may be accessioned and performed at the time Accepts computer and written requests for all clinical departments both surgical and medicine. Performs phlebotomy using appropriate procedures and established venipuncture techniques and universal precautions, being careful to avoid areas close to never bundles and arteries. Applies universal blood and body fluid precautions when processing, decapping tubes, and allocating all specimens. Operates laboratory equipment to prepare blood samples and other specimens in a safe and efficient manner. Enters information in laboratory computer system for test ordering, accessioning and results Work Schedule: Day, evening and nights with rotating weekends and holidays. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD019140 and PD001914 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not 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.