The Medical Technologist is responsible for performing laboratory procedures in the areas of Chemistry, Hematology/Coagulation, Urinalysis, Immunohematology, and Microbiology. Properly collects, handles, accessions, and labels specimens Instructs Medical Center or CBOC personnel on preliminary procedures in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Users guide Evaluates the suitability of the specimen for analysis Prepares specimens for analysis, insuring that the physiologic state of the specimen prope1iies is maintained 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 Operates a variety of instruments such as electronic cell counter, discrete chemistry analyzer, discrete urinalysis analyzer, centrifuge, and microscope 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 simple repairs Valuates the validity of data in relation to the test system and procedures Correlates quantitative data with patient data (i.e., history, and medications) to verify results Performs additional tests to clarify or confirm abnormal patient results Recognizes abnormal results that require immediate attention by the physician 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 Assists with coverage when there is shortage of staff Assists in the orientation and training of new employees Assists in development and maintenance and modification of various computer applications Maintains appropriate levels of supplies and reagents for the efficient operation of the assigned section Participates in activities associated with process improvement, customer service, age specific considerations, data driven decision-making, and team driven change Follows all standards of the American College of Pathologists (CAP) Follows all standards of other accreditation agencies JCAHO, FDA, IG Participates in the quality control program, assures that appropriate records are maintained Reports complaints from the hospital staff concerning questionable results to Laboratory Manager Participates in the performance of CAP survey unknown specimens, and prepares the appropriate work sheets for the Laboratory Manager Documents corrective action taken on out-of-range CAP survey results Acts as consultant communicating and interacting with other members of the Laboratory, healthcare team, external relations, customers and patients Performs routine work utilizing established protocols for chemical, infectious and other safety and fire, and accident hazards having knowledge of possible carcinogenic agents blood-borne and other pathogens Utilizes protective equipment necessary and required and including special techniques to avoid risks Accomplishes and performs other duties as may become necessary and within the scope of clinical laboratory Responsible for maintaining the work area in a clean environment Work Schedule: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm Twice Weekly; may rotate weekends and holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600159600
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.