The Medical Technician - Phlebotomist serves in Pathology & laboratory Service, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. ***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** These positions involve a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-5. At the GS-3 and GS-4 grade levels, you will perform the full range of Medical Technician duties. The GS-3 level will not have a fully developed range of technical skills necessary for independent and successful performance required at the GS-4. required at the GS-4, allowances will be made by the supervisor in terms of (a) frequency of interaction with the supervisor, (b) the level of supervisory scrutiny given to work completed or in progress, and (c) on-the- job-training necessary for development of skills required for successful performance at the full performance target level of GS-5. Duties include, but may not be limited to: Performs a variety of tasks such as specimen collection, processing and testing. Performs in this phase, basic clerical duties, accessing patient orders, specimen collection and processing for testing both within our laboratory and those referred to other laboratories will be the focus. Gains experience and training will progress into the testing arena beginning with basic test systems (classified as waived or moderate complexity by CLIA standards). Maintains the instrument, assure quality control is acceptable prior to reporting patient results. Identifies potential interfering factors and reviews patient results for acceptability and to identify significant/critical results requiring follow up. Protects data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion. Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc., as set out in a computer access agreement which the employee signs. Recognizes age and gender related reference ranges, for ensuring results are reported accordingly. Performs assessments for fragile veins and patient ages, and makes sure appropriate supplies are used. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 7:00am-3:30pm; DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. Recruitment & Relocation 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.