Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1896727

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?

VA Northern Indiana Health Care Systems is larger than just a single facility. It is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a dual campus and Community Based Outpatient Clinics, (CBOCs), in Goshen, South Bend, Peru and Muncie, Indiana and combined VA mission. The combined mission of the VANINHCS means military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at these facilities. 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions .

Please note: A recruitment or relocation incentive MAY be authorized for select candidates. 

Once appointed you will be eligible to apply for student loan reimbursement under the Education Debt Reduction Program. Approval is dependent on meeting program requirements and program funding.

Please Note: This is an open continuous announcement and will be extended as needed until the position has been filled. The first cutoff date for a certificate will be February 17th, 2017 and as needed thereafter. You MUST submit a completed application before 11:59 p.m. on February 17th, 2017 to be considered for the initial referral. 

Please Note: In accordance with VA regulations candidates will be referred as follows (selecting officials may make a selection from any referral list):

Internal Referral List: 

a. Current VANIHCS employees

b. Current VA employees

External Referral List:

a. Other qualified federal employees

b. All other qualified candidates (Veterans preference does apply to this referral list. All preference eligible are referred together regardless by the type of preference followed by all other applicants)

Duties

Work Schedule:    Monday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

OR

                              Monday through Friday, 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

(with Occasional Weekend/Holidays)

The incumbent serves as a generalist medical technologist performing a variety of duties in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performing a broad range of laboratory procedures including all testing and tasks of the medical laboratory technologist occupation.
  • Performing a wide variety of duties in chemistry, immunochemistry, hematology, coagulation, urinalysis, blood bank, immunology and microbiology.
  • Performing and documenting quality control and assurance activities and corrective actions related to test performance.
  • Identifying discrepancies, solving problems and presenting solutions.
  • Incorporating the principles of educational methodology in the instructions and training of new members of the laboratory.
  • Evaluating and implementing new techniques and procedures in the laboratory in terms of equipment, method comparison and establishment of reference intervals using statistical methods and theoretical knowledge.
  • Evaluating and solving problems related to the collection and processing of biological specimens for analysis.
  • Maintaining and documenting the optimal functioning of laboratory equipment. 

Assignment This is considered the full performance level for nonsupervisory positions. A MT at this level carries out the day-to-day operations in the laboratory. This would include routine testing, quality control, routine maintenance of instrumentation and troubleshooting. The MT develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results ensuring all laboratory regulatory requirements are met. Testing procedures are performed on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques, following practices and regulations governing biosafety and biosecurity in the workplace. These require a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility, including organizing and setting priorities with minimal technical supervision. 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.

Functional Statement Title/#:064409

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required between VANIHCS facilities in Fort Wayne and Marion Indiana

Relocation Authorized

  • No