The incumbent serves as the Health Technician for the outpatient primary care Teams and Specialty clinics in the Medical VA careline at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. The incumbent is responsible for providing clinical patient support activities as well as for providing general clerical and administrative support for all patient related activities. Previous Phlebotomy and Laboratory Specimen Processing Experience Preferred. Major duties include but are not limited to the following: Explains work requirements and procedures, giving special instructions with regard to difficult procedures, specimen collection and test analysis. Conducts on the job training of employees who need skill development or enhancement. Performs a wide variety of blood collection of a responsible nature requiring a representative knowledge of clinical science to understand the multiplicity of tests and specimen requirements, the mechanics of of venipuncture and patient preparation. Performs all clerical duties required of the position, including: worklists, logs, etc. Instruct students, volunteers and trainees in the performance of phlebotomy and test procedures with the information and experience required to understand underlying disease processes'. Sets up equipment for phlebotomy procedures, making sure that all phlebotomy and ancillary equipment is functioning to standard. Performs a range of support duties including specimen collection and assisting with tests and procedures to diagnose and treat patients' medical conditions. Provides a range of supportive clinical skills in screening outpatients and can assist in procedures performed in the Primary care clinic or in the specialty clinic. Work Schedule: Day Shift Position, M-F, Weekends and Holidays as assigned Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician(Pathology & Laboratory)/PD#07523-A Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary but also requires some standing, walking, bending, lifting and carrying of light items. The work requires above average agility and dexterity. The work may require heavy lifting of equipment or patients.
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.