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    Summary

    The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for Medical Technologists. The Medical Technologists will function in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service as a generalist on the third shift.

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    Responsibilities

    • Performing testing procedures on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques.
    • 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.
    • Monitoring the quality control system including record keeping systems and measuring to assure the accuracy and validity of test results.
    • Performing phlebotomy, as needed, by performing difficult or complex sample collection for a full range of tests.
    • 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.
    • Serving as the lead technologist on weekends or holidays if a lead technologist is not on duty.
    • Acting as a certified drug screen collector, as needed.
    • Training new Medical Laboratory Technician students and new employees following established procedures and policies.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 12:00 a.m. (midnight) - 8:00 a.m., with rotating weekends and holidays

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563720900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.