This is considered the full performance level for nonsupervisory positions. An MT/CLS at this level develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. This is an Open Continuous Announcement that will be used for filling Medical Technologist GS-0644-09 for the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System until 09/30/2021. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred as vacancies become available. Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technician occupation. In addition, 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 taking into account 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 action s related to test performance using statistical principles and theories of performance improvement. Adheres to practices and regulations governing bio-safety and bio-security 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. Evaluates and implements new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison, and establishment of reference interval s using statistical methods and theoretical knowledge. Interprets findings and makes recommendations. 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. Provides excellent service as defined by the customer (healthcare providers, patients, and others). Provides direction and guidance using underlying principles of laboratory testing. Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines Experience in Microbiology and Molecular preferred. Work Schedule: Full-Time 8 hour shifts with schedule between 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday with rotating weekends and holidays Financial Discloser Report: Not required
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