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    Summary

    ***FIRST CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO CURRENT SLC VAHCS EMPLOYEES***

    The position serves as a Medical Technician located in Laboratory Service at the VAMC Salt Lake City, UT.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include:

    • Draw blood specimens from patients for testing, verify patient identification, and clarify any identification discrepancies.
    • Select and prepare a venipuncture site for drawing the specimen considering patient comfort, amount of blood to be drawn, and the quality of the sample.
    • Observe bio-safety precautions and isolation procedures with a minimum of discomfort to the patient. Label tubes with laboratory generated accession labels and other required information (i.e. time, date, initials, etc.).
    • Perform the venipuncture with barrel needle collection devices or butterfly needle collection devices ensuring a quality specimen.
    • Follow protocols for special handling and collection of blood samples. (i.e. blood cultures, specimens on ice, etc.).
    • Inform responsible nursing personnel and complete the required documentation when a blood sample cannot be collected.
    • Return specimens, inform appropriate person of any "STAT" or "Immediate" requests.
    • Accept collected specimens in the computer, keep documentation updated and laboratory personnel informed of specimens not obtained.
    • Stock drawing carts with adequate tubes and supplies for drawing patients, and clean the cart when needed.
    • Follow Universal Precautions and proper infection control procedures.
    Work schedule: Full-time, Variable Shifts, Weekends, Various Hours, 24/7 coverage
    Position Description Title/PD#: Medical Technician/08063A

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0645 Medical Technician

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