Medical Technologist positions are located in the VISN 12 Pathology & Laboratory Medical Service at the VA Illiana Health Care Center in Danville, IL A recruitment incentive up to $10,000 MAY be offered based on an applicant's qualifications/credentials and experience. Medical Technologists carry out the day-to-day operations in the laboratory, including routine testing, quality control, routine maintenance of instrumentation and troubleshooting. Testing procedures are performed on biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques. Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technologist 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 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. -Evaluates and implements new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison, and establishment of reference intervals 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). Gives direction and guidance using underlying principles of laboratory testing. -Organizes work and sets priorities to meet deadlines. -Maintains knowledge of and complies with the federal regulations associated with the Clinical Lab Improvement Act of 1988. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm OR 4:00pm-12:00am; includes rotating weekends/holidays Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Technologist/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized for Highly qualified candidate Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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