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    The incumbent serves as a Generalist Medical Technologist in VA MT Healthcare, Ft. Harrison site responsible for coverage of the clinical disciplines of Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Blood Gases, Coagulation HgbA1c and limited microbiology. Required to cover shifts as assigned on our 24-hour, 7 days per week service; department weekend and holiday coverage.

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    Responsibilities

    This announcement is open until filled. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be reviewed and referred to the selecting official on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month until a candidate is selected.

    Incumbent is knowledgeable of all technical and administrative procedures and policies of the section, as well as those applicable from the General Lab, Ft. Harrison station and the VA system.
    Testing duties in all disciplines require the technologist to perform, evaluate, interpret, correlate and validate the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. In all areas, technologist prepares reagents, assembles equipment and verifies correct instrument operation. Maintains validity of assay system by appropriate testing of reagents prior to use for patient testing. Evaluates the validity of data in relation to the test system and assay procedures. Correlates and integrates information and performs additional testing to confirm abnormal results.

    Incumbent performs testing procedures on a variety of biological specimens using manual and automated techniques, Duties require competency in the areas of Hematology, Chemistry, Coagulation, Urinalysis, HgbA1c, microbiology and miscellaneous testing.

    The work involves accurate and timely completion of testing to provide relevant clinical information to physicians crucial to patient care. The work involves various duties concerned with test performance, identification and correction of errors, evaluation/interpretation of test results, correlation of data and validation/verification of results. The incumbent considers such factors as the complex network of steps and variables and discrimination required by some tests; conditions which produce erroneous results, specimen properties, physical conditions and time factors critical to the test; instrument malfunction and test procedure variations; and physiologic conditions that affect test results.

    Work Schedule: Sunday - Saturday, various shifts (day, evening and graveyard).
    NOTE: Candidates must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    * A Recruitment/Relocation incentive is being offered for this position.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work-related duties.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

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