The Marion VA Medical Center is currently seeking a Medical Technician for the Pathology and Laboratory Service. The incumbent serves as a generalist in medical technology with responsibility for performing procedures in the areas of chemistry (including special chemistry and toxicology), hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, immunology, immunohematology (blood banking), microbiology, and specimen procurement and processing. The · incumbent at this level develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Duties include but are not limited to: Hematology- Operates instrumentation that performs blood cell testing with the newest methodologies which include impedance testing, flow cytometry, immunochemical staining. The instrumentation is complex and performs 20 different tests simultaneously. Urinalysis- Operates instrumentation for semi-quantitative and quantitative measurements of chemical and cellular constituents in urine specimens. This area also includes urine microscopy examinations by phase contrast, urine drug screen analysis, pregnancy tests, bilirubin testing on positive urinalysis specimens. Coagulation- Operates instrumentation for the determination of prothrombin time for warfrin monitoring, activated partial . thromboplastin time, and d-dimer testing. The instrumentation utilizes mechanical, optical, and nephlometry principals in the performance of testing. Chemistry/Special Chemistry- Operates a variety of complex instrumentation. The technician must have the necessary skills to program and troubleshoot the instrumentation. The technician must be responsible for the operation of the analyzers to include calibrations, preventative maintenance, quality control test performance, and proficiency testing. Microbiology- The technician is responsible for the setup of cultures, staining of specimens, and isolation of bacteria. The technician operates the instrumentation that identifies and performs inhibitory concentration analysis on the isolates that are considered pathogenic. lmmunohematology (Blood Bank}- Performs routine Blood Bank testing such as ABO/Rh, antibody screening, antibody identification, and Direct Coombs testing. Maintains and documents the laboratory facilities and equipment and controls supplies. Determines compliance with safety requirements establishes inventory and equipment maintenance requirements and maintains appropriate inventories and maintenance schedules. Maintains laboratory stock and orders materials, as needed. Maintains laboratory in a clean and safe condition according to agency or accreditation ·requirements. Calibrates and maintains laboratory instrumentation on timely intervals so as to minimize breakdown and delay of procedures. Maintains and controls laboratory records. Incumbent is responsible for presenting the data to the supervisor in a logical and systematic fashion. Records Information pertaining to the storage of specimens or reagents and completes appropriate tracking/inventory system Information. Work Schedule: 7am-3:30 pm OR 3:30pm -12am, weekends, holidays, and on-call Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD03796A 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.
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