The incumbent serves as a generalist in medical technology with responsibility for performing procedures in the areas of Blood Bank, Chemistry and Special Chemistry, Hematology/Coagulation, Urinalysis, Microbiology, lmmunohematology, Phlebotomy, Shipping and Receiving and Reference Laboratory. The generalist medical technologist rotates with other generalists on a regular basis in all areas. Duties include but not limited to: Selects, performs, evaluates, and monitors the performance of routine and specialized test procedures using manual and/or instrumental techniques in accordance with the established protocols. Processes specimens using equipment, instruments, or techniques that are required for specific procedures, controls, physical conditions; responds to time factors to ensure that the physiologic state of specimen is maintained. Prepares specimen for analysis, reagents, setting up equipment, verifies instrument operation; calibrates, standardizes, performs, evaluates, and monitors the performance of test procedures (including the more complex and difficult procedures) using manual and/or instrumental techniques. Identifies unusual results or discrepancies/conditions which cause erroneous results (instrument malfunctions, conditions or test performance, reactions systems, and/or tests procedures used). Takes appropriate action to make corrections and solve problems. Evaluates the validity of data in relation to the test system and assay procedures. Correlates quantitative, biochemical, physiologic and morphologic data with other laboratory data (e.g., blood smear estimates with leukocyte and platelet counts, RBC appearance with indicators, CKMB with other enzyme analyses) and/or other patient data (history, physical findings, medications) to verify results. Performs additional test to clarify or confirm abnormal patient results and reports results of verification procedure. Advises on course of action to follow when values obtained from standard of control sample values are unacceptable. Performs daily administrative functions to include pending list review, quality control is completed, reviewed with appropriate actions and associated documentation, shipping documents and communication for the next shift is relayed; conducts testing required by external proficiency testing programs; manages inventory of all reagents, supplies and blood components. Performs venipuncture to obtain samples for testing; assures that the proper specimen for a laboratory test has been identified; rejects improper specimens and request new specimens if acceptance criteria are not met. Educates clinical laboratory science interns on a rotational basis in all sections of the laboratory. Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisory Medical Technologist and/or Laboratory Manager. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 4:00 p.m. -12:00 a.m. OT, rotating weekends/holidays as needed. Recruitment Incentives: Not Approved Virtual: This is not a virtual position 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.