The primary purpose of the position is to provide phlebotomy, specimen processing and testing functions, clinical patient support as well as for providing general clerical administrative support for all patient activities. The incumbent will perform his or her duties in a manner that promotes patient safety, quality healthcare, outstanding customer service and maintenance of an environment committed to serving the Veteran. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Basic knowledge of Phlebotomy as related to the specimen procurement. Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the structure in blood drawing, i.e.. veins, nerves, skin. Maintains specialized supplies pertaining to ancillary instruments used in the drawing area. Set up equipment for all phlebotomy procedures. Knowledge of point of contact testing procedures; whole blood, glucose testing and occult blood testing. Demonstrate effective courteous communication. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all customers. Performs a wide variety of Blood Collection, demonstrating versatility of skill proceeding from one patient to another. Knowledge of current laboratory specimen regulations/requirements. Adheres to the infection Control Guidelines for the Medical Center. Monitor the patient environment to ensure patient safety during phlebotomy procedures. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Telework: Not available. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician/PD01582A 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.