This position is located in the general section of a clinical laboratory at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Memphis VAMC). In this position you will perform a full range of tests in Hematology/Coagulation, Blood Bank, Automated Chemistry, General Chemistry, Special Chemistry, Urinalysis and limited Microbiology; evaluating abnormal results; notifying physicians of critical lab results; using and maintaining equipment; accessioning all laboratory specimens; verification or results through the computer; and setting up and monitoring quality controls.
The generalist Medical Technologist rotates through all sections of Laboratory Service as required and also works off-hour shifts, weekends, and holidays as priorities demonstrate a need.
·The work performed is in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as chemistry, microbiology, immunology, hematology, and immunohematology. Such positions include requirements to monitor quality control systems and measures; collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients; and provide education for laboratory healthcare professionals and the public in a professional, courteous and effective manner
·Prepares reagents, controls, and standard solutions; verifies correct instrument operations; calibrates instrumentation when necessary, performs and calculates results for a variety of tests.
·Selects, performs, evaluates and monitors the performance of test procedures using manual and/or automated testing in accordance with established protocols. Recognizes and reacts to indicators of malfunction; locates and implements corrections.
·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.
·Tests, verifies, and reports patient specimens in accordance with established protocol. Recognizes and responds to indicators of malfunction, compares current results to previous patient results into other acceptability criteria. Telephones and documents critical results and communicates any problems or unusual events.
·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
Work Schedule: Various Shifts available. Tours include the following:
3:30 pm - 12:00 am (midnight)
12:00 am (midnight) - 8:00 am
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday with rotating weekends, and holidays
Functional Statement Title/#: Medical Technologist (Generalist) / 000000
Position Location: Pathology & Laboratory Service, VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN