The Houston VA Medical center is The recruiting for Part-time and Full-time Medical Technologists for Blood Bank, Evening Laboratory, General Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Night Laboratory, and Rapid Analytical Chemistry. Selected candidates may be assigned to one of these sections for day, night, or evening shifts. Incumbents will perform a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technician occupation. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2021 or until the positions are filled. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be March 19, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates of every Friday until positions are filled. Duties include but are not limited to: Performs a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technician 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. Work Schedules: Full Time Positions: The majority of full-time positions fall under one of the following schedules. Specific details to be discussed in the interview process: Monday - Friday; 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM; Alternating Holidays and Weekends Monday - Friday; 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM; Alternating Holidays and Weekends Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM; Alternating Holidays and Weekends Monday - Friday; 3:30 PM - Midnight; Alternating Holidays and Weekends Monday - Friday; Midnight - 8:00 AM; Alternating Holidays and Weekends Part Time Positions: Part time schedules range from 16-40 hours per 2 week pay period and the specific schedules vary by department. Specific details to be discussed in the interview process. 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.