This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The duties and responsibilities of the Medical Technologist - Generalist include but are not limited to the following: Will provide the most courteous and highest-level customer service when dealing with the Veteran patient, coworkers, supervisors and any other hospital staff. Evaluates the suitability of the specimen for analysis, requesting new specimen if determined to be unusable. Prepares specimens for analysis, ensuring that the physiologic state of the specimen properties is maintained. Correctly identifies patient and correctly labels specimens. Selects, performs, evaluates and monitors the performance of test procedures using manual and/or instrumental techniques in accordance with established protocols. Recognizes and reacts to indicators of malfunction; locates and implements corrections. Conducts quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products and maintains proper records for quality control reports. Calibrates, standardizes, adjusts and maintains instruments. Verifies correct instrument operation using established procedures and quality control checks and monitoring. Identifies the cause of common problems and makes repairs. Independently judges the validity of data in relation to the test system and accepted assay procedures. Correlates quantitative data with patient data (i.e., history, medications) to verify results. Performs additional tests to clarify or confirm abnormal patient results. Recognizes abnormal results that require immediate attention by the physician and reports them directly. Responsible for the generation of laboratory results from the work area into the laboratory computer system and for the editing and verification of the results recorded into the computer system. Performs testing on CAP survey unknown specimens when assigned by the section supervisor. Adheres to all policies and procedures of P&LMS, including safety and security. Trains and orientates new employees. Participates in continuing education efforts to an extent that the pre-determined continuing education hours are obtained each year. Maintains adequate supply levels and communicates to the supervisor of supply needs. Assist the phlebotomist if needed, will perform phlebotomy and accessioning. Pick up specimens if called. Accession any specimens brought to the lab. Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am thru 4:30 pm with some weekends Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Tech (Microbiology)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Kellie Nevel, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.