Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 931269

Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans". How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is a 673-bed tertiary healthcare facility which provides care to over 100,000 veterans in northern Ohio. We provide care through our main medical facility at the Wade Park campus, 13 community based outpatient clinics, and 3 vet centers. The medical center has been recognized for more programs of excellence than any other Veterans Affairs Medical Center. These programs of excellence include: Open Heart Surgery, Care of the Seriously Mentally Ill, Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Substance Abuse Care, Spinal Cord Injury Care, Medical Care of the Homeless, Domiciliary Care of the Homeless, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Advance Platform Technology, Primary Care Education, and Patient-Centered Specialty Care Education. We are a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services to Veterans with state-of-the art technology as well as medical education and research. Our main campus in Cleveland, Ohio has a full service ER for both general acute care and psychiatric care and a comprehensive reference clinical laboratory. With us, you will find a challenging, yet rewarding career experience.

NOTE: A Professional Standard Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Duties

The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting for a Medical Technologist. The Medical Technologist will function in the Immunochemistry section of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service. The tour of duty is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and may include rotating weekends and holidays. The Medical Technologist duties include:

  • Processing and logging in specimens.
  • Evaluating requested procedures to determine the suitability of the specimen for analysis, requesting new specimen if determined to be unusable.
  • Selecting, performing, evaluating, and monitoring the performance of non-routine and specialized test procedures using manual and/or instrumental techniques in accordance with established protocols.
  • Recognizing and defining testing problems and evaluating methods for solution.
  • Evaluating guides or implementing possible alternative approaches to standard methods.
  • Monitoring the quality control system including record keeping systems and measuring to assure the accuracy and validity of test results.
  • Adhering to quality control measures, suggesting new or revised methods of control and of collecting and evaluating quality control data.
  • Participating in process improvement, data driven decision making, and team driven change to continuously improve operations.
  • Generating 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.
  • Recognizing conditions which cause erroneous results; troubleshooting complex instruments; and correlating test results with patient data (history, physical findings, medications, and other laboratory data) to verify results.
  • Performing routine and specialized testing; evaluating the validity of data in relation to the test system and assay procedures; correlating quantitative data with patient data (i.e., history, medications) to verify results.
  • Performing additional tests to clarify or confirm abnormal patient results; and recognizing abnormal results which require immediate attention by the physician.
  • Training new technologists and other professional staff, and conducting established in-service programs for other services and groups.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.