Job Overview

Summary

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs.

For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The incumbent of this position serves as a Senior Medical Technologist in charge of one or more of the clinical laboratory specialty disciplines of Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Bank/Serology, and Chemistry.  Responsible for the entire depth and breadth of complex section procedures (e.g., Platelet and coagulopathy function testing, institution of decision criteria for incompatible cross matches in the presence irregular, atypical antibodies, microscopic differentiation of blood cell neoplasm, and identification of atypical organisms not identifiable by routine methodologies).  This position is in the Medical Laboratory Department of the Lawton Indian Hospital and is supervised by the Supervisory Medical Technologist.

See http://www.ihs.gov/jobsatihs/ for more details.

Duties

•         Performs a wide variety of procedures, including complex analysis, in the different disciplines of the medical laboratory.

•         Correlate patient testing results and confers with attending physician or other departmental staff.

•         Reviews and evaluates all patient analysis reports, daily department worksheets and quality controls.

•         Maintains an effective, accessible records system.