The Medical Technologist at this level performs complex laboratory functions, develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Testing procedures are performed on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques, and require a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimal technical supervision. . Major Duties include, but are not limited to: Carries out all testing responsibilities of the GS-9 medical technologist. Modifies or adapts new methods or techniques to improve or expand services. Develops protocols for performance of tests and evaluation of results. Ensures that laboratory tests and procedures arc consistent with accrediting agencies standards and requirements. Recognizes methodology limitations, such as linearity, interface, sensitivity, and specificity and considers these when drawing conclusions about the validity of testing results. Performs validation/method verification studies for new systems. Consults with healthcare providers on logical protocol to follow in attempting to confirm the diagnosis or risk assessment of a patient. Provides advisory services to technicians, technologists, and other specialists. When assigned, attends vendor training for a complex analytical instrument and is responsible for training employees in its operation. Performs complex maintenance procedures and is consulted as the in - house expert for troubleshooting problems. Utilizes VISTA computer functions lo generate reports and to validate and review computer entry. Responsible for assisting in writing and updating procedure manuals and other documents for a specific laboratory function as directed by the supervisor. Uses advanced computer skills in word processing to generate work-related information for supervisor. In addition to the experience above the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of concepts, principles and methodology of the field to perform advanced techniques . Ability to modify or adapt established methods, procedures or techniques to resolve difficult or complex problems. Knowledge of the application of laboratory regulatory requirements. Ability to provide or coordinate staff development and training. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Functional Statement Title: Advanced Staff Technologist, GS-0644-10 Telework: Not available Relocation/Moving Expenses: Will not be reimbursed. Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not authorized for this position. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not eligible
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.