The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is recruiting for a highly qualified Health Technician - Lab at our Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Outpatient Clinic. The Health Technician provides support in a wide variety of basic clinical and intermediate level administrative activities. Incumbent must ensure compliance with VA regulations, Joint Commission standards and other regulatory agencies. Actively supports the team concept and functions as a team player. Responsible for initiating and carrying out venipuncture and echocardiograms in coordination of patient examinations and performs pre and post patient care requirements. Receives and reviews new lab and EKG orders. Advises staff on order requests and coordinates with team members to ensure timely completion. Operates, calibrates and maintains medical instruments and accessories used to assist with or perform standard diagnostic or therapeutic procedures requiring adjustments for abnormalities. Communicates sequences of events to patient as standard procedures are performed. Maintains administrative and clinical files. Completes electronic data entry, ensuring accurate statistical information is maintained. Orders and maintains supplies for the unit to include specialized supplies pertaining to instruments. Performs a range of diagnostic support duties such as taking, recording and reporting to supervisor deviations in vital signs, taking specimens, labeling specimens for the laboratory. Schedules appointments and tests, and coordinates all activities and appointments for the clinical area, avoiding conflicts in patient treatment plans. Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 0730 - 1600, Overtime, including evenings, weekends and Federal Holidays, may be required. Telework: No Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician - Lab/PD07486A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599056300
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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.