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    Summary

    The Iowa City VA is currently recruiting for 2 temporary Not to Exceed (NTE) 1 year Medical Technicians who will be assigned the Phlebotomy Department.

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    Responsibilities

    • Drawing blood from medical center inpatients and outpatients for requested laboratory tests;
    • Blood drawing duties in a courteous manner;
    • Instruct patients on proper sterile midstream urine collection, 24 hour urine collection, and collection of specimens for culture and sensitivity, ova and parasites, and occult bloods.
    • Must be able to respond to, report and assist in emergency situations.
    • Clerical duties such as answering incoming calls;
    • Performing disposition of add-on orders;
    • Preparing referral specimens for shipment;
    • Reprinting, mailing and faxing laboratory reports to referring laboratories, maintain files of computer printed order entry forms, and ordering and distributing supplies.
    • Accessioning and processing duties such as receiving all requests for testing into the laboratory, accepting or entering all requests into the hospital computer system;
    • Receiving all samples for testing into the laboratory;
    • Processing all specimens according to strict guidelines to assure specimen integrity; using and performing preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment.
    Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
    Telework: Not available.
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Medical Technician/PD50456ACV19
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized.Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581620400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.